STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Two electric car charging stations come to Starkville

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities installed two charging stations for drivers of plug-in electric cars Thursday in areas of the city that receive a great deal of traffic.

Park Cafe opens on MSU's campus

Posted 9/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A coffee house and restaurant under the same ownership as Starkville Cafe and The Camphouse had its official opening on Mississippi State University's campus this week.

Aldermen need two meetings Tuesday to pass tax increase, budget

Posted 9/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was clear to Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk five minutes before Tuesday's scheduled board meeting time that only three aldermen were present and there would not be a quorum.

 

Starkville issues citywide burn ban

Posted 9/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Fire Department issued a citywide burn ban Tuesday morning, something that usually happens around this time of year, Fire Marshal Stein McMullen said.

 

Oktibbeha seeks federal funds to replace levee at county lake

Posted 9/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The waters of Oktibbeha County Lake Dam could pose danger to nearby residents if the levee is not replaced, according to county officials.

Prather leaving Partnership after almost 7 years

Posted 9/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After more than a year as interim CEO for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Jennifer Prather will start a new role with the statewide tourism development agency Mississippi Main Street Association on Oct. 1. A

Oktibbeha County FY 2020 budget shows rising property values

Posted 9/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors approved Oktibbeha County's $49.14 million budget Friday with no increase in property taxes for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1.

Fifth suspect arrested from Cotton District fight

Posted 9/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Police made a fifth arrest Friday in the investigation of a Cotton District fistfight in the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

Skate park, playground, pool renovations on Parks improvement plan

Posted 9/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A variety of renovations and additions to local parks in the next few years are under consideration, including a skate park, a wheelchair-accessible playground, a new Moncrief Park pool house and the movement of Starkville's community garden from one park to another.

After nearly three years in legal limbo, North Star Industrial Park can move forward

Posted 9/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court put the final nail in the coffin last week on a civil lawsuit that lasted two years, eight months and challenged the rezoning of the North Star Industrial Park property in north Starkville.

SPD arrests two men believed to have started Cotton District fight

Posted 9/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Police have arrested two men they believe started the brawl outside St. Joseph Catholic Church early Sunday morning on University Drive.

In memoriam: Bill Stacy, former MSU football star, Starkville mayor, 'stood for all the right things'

Posted 9/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

This spring, Mississippi State baseball player Jake Mangum was dubbed "the mayor of Starkville" as a sign of affection by Bulldog fans. But 30 years ago, it was another Bulldog star who held that title, literally. Billy Stacy, a football All-American at MSU in the late 1950s and mayor of Starkville from 1985-89, died Tuesday at age 83 after an extended illness.

SOCSD reverses previous vote, renews IEP software contract

Posted 9/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees unanimously reversed last month's decision to end its contract with the individualized education plan management software SpedTrack at Tuesday's meeting.

Starkville native recounts her father's service, time as POW in WWII

Posted 9/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ellen Weaver Hartman wouldn't exist today if a man from Louisiana hadn't picked up and carried her father, whose ankle was broken, during their forced 600-mile march across Europe as Allied prisoners of war during World War II.

SPD: 31 auto burglary reports since Sept. 2

Posted 9/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville experienced 31 reported auto burglaries, six of which occurred within an 90 minutes, in the week starting with Labor Day, according to data from the Starkville Police Department.

Second suspect arrested from Cotton District brawl

Posted 9/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Police have arrested a second man involved in the brawl outside St. Joseph Catholic Church early Sunday morning on University Drive.

Man arrested for part in Cotton District brawl

Posted 9/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student was arrested on a simple assault warrant Monday for his participation in a brawl outside St. Joseph Catholic Church early Sunday morning on University Drive, according to a tweet from the Starkville Police Department.

MSU's athletic director promises better concession service at Davis Wade

Posted 9/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was hot Saturday and it was still hot Monday, and the subject is not the weather. A day after Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen took to Twitter to apologize to fans for problems with concessions at Davis Wade Stadium for Saturday's football home opener versus Southern Mississippi, Cohen was still biting his tongue Monday during his visit to the Starkville Rotary Club.

 

Starkville native to share WWII research with local American Legion

A Starkville native whose father was a World War II prisoner of war will present research about his service at the monthly American Legion Post 13 meeting on Tuesday.

 

Fate of proposed millage hike still unclear

A work session Thursday afternoon seemed to bring aldermen no closer to a consensus on a proposed millage increase, even with less than two weeks before they must pass a final Fiscal Year 2020 budget.

 

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