Oktibbeha County resumed its requirement for protective face coverings, proven to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at county-owned buildings and social gatherings outside the Starkville city limits after a 3-2 vote from the board of supervisors Monday.
For most of the 20th Century, experts hailed the health benefits of country living. Fresh air, less-crowded living conditions and homegrown food sources were lauded as a preferable alternative to urban living.
Oktibbeha County no longer requires protective face coverings, proven to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at county-owned buildings and social gatherings outside the Starkville city limits.
Oktibbeha County supervisors will consider a proposed policy for collecting unpaid garbage bills at Monday’s meeting after discussing it at length during a work session on Wednesday.
A man was shot dead early Tuesday morning in eastern Oktibbeha County, Capt. Brett Watson of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office said.
The first stages of the long-awaited paving of Longview Road will most likely start in the next few months, after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the movement of utility wires along the roadway.
For Greg Fulgham, helping Americans vote runs in the family.
Fulgham, a Republican who has served as District 1 Election Commissioner in Oktibbeha County for 10 years, replaced his grandmother, Margie Fulgham, in 2010. Margie had been the commissioner for 17 years, he said, and his mother and aunt were both poll workers.
Oktibbeha supervisors voted 3-2 Monday to continue to require protective face coverings at county-owned buildings and social gatherings outside the Starkville city limits as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Next month’s election has been called the most important in recent history, and residents of Starkville and Oktibbeha County are increasingly aware of it as more and more of them register to vote, Oktibbeha County NAACP President Yulanda Haddix said.
There are more than 40,672 registered voters in Lowndes County, with more people registering every day, Circuit Clerk Teresa Barksdale said.
“And I think they’ve all been in the office this week,” she told Columbus Exchange Club, of which she is a member, at its weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center on Thursday.