Oktibbeha supervisors unanimously approved the $44.5 million Fiscal Year 2021 budget Monday, raising property tax millage by 0.03 mills, from 123.57 to 123.60.
The revenue from the millage increase will benefit the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, County Administrator Emily Garrard said.
An Oktibbeha County farmer approached the board of supervisors Tuesday to take issue with the county’s ordinance and procedure for dealing with vicious dogs, saying it does not sufficiently protect livestock, after he lost several animals to a 100-pound German Shepherd with no known owner.
Supervisors unanimously approved a curfew that started Tuesday, from midnight to 4 a.m., in Oktibbeha County until at least Monday, after the sheriff’s department expressed concerns about large parties in recent weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Oktibbeha supervisors voted 3-1 in a special-call meeting Wednesday to disqualify a candidate for District 3 election commissioner after the incumbent questioned his opponent’s time as a permanent resident of the county.
Two people from Brooksville died and three more were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in northeastern Oktibbeha County, Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed Monday.
The Oktibbeha County supervisors will receive a proposal for changes to its employee pay plan from the Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development, a service and research organization at Mississippi State University that works with local governments to make them more efficient.
County Engineer Clyde Pritchard will work more closely with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to find funding sources for the possible replacement of the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam, county and MDEQ officials decided at Monday’s board of supervisors meeting.
In the middle of storm season, 4-County Electric Power has one principal job: to keep the power on.
Consequently, Marketing and Public Relations Director Jon Turner said, “the last thing you want to do is be understaffed.”
Roughly 2,000 small businesses in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties were approved for more than $123 million in federal loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, according to an analysis of SBA data released Monday.
Oktibbeha supervisors unanimously approved a $3.16 million, four-year road project plan Monday after postponing the vote at their previous meeting.