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Archive - 2014

July 8th

SPD arrests suspect in voyeurism

July 8, 2014

A Starkville man is behind bars for suspected voyerisim after Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department deputies busted him during a routine roadblock.

On Wednesday, Starkville Police Department issued a $20,000 warrant for Eddie Will Parks Jr., also known as “Soon,” in connection with a reported June 27 voyeurism incident.

Supes OK TIF district - Citizens offer mixed reviews

July 8, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tax increment financing (TIF) plan to fund repairs to a portion of Blackjack Road after a public hearing at its meeting Monday.

The TIF plan will allow the county to utilize future tax revenue generated by developments in the area to pay for infrastructure projects associated with those developments.

OCSD finalizes 2014-15 budget

July 8, 2014

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley approved the district budget for fiscal year 2014-15 at the district’s monthly meeting in the central office Monday.

The district unveiled the budget at a June 30 public hearing.

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LINK head speaks to Rotary about development investment

July 8, 2014

Within the next 30 days, Golden Triangle Development LINK representatives will go before Oktibbeha County and city of Starkville officials to ask for more than $10 million to fund future developments with the intent to make the county more attractive for potential business clients.

July 7th

Bulldogs gaining recognition: A trio of MSU players on watch lists

July 7, 2014

A trio of Mississippi State Bulldogs were selected to preseason award watch lists on Monday.

Lady Yellowjackets learning in summer

July 7, 2014

Basketball players like Imane Montgomery and Blair Schaefer do not come around every day, so when they graduate and leave a program it certainly creates a void on the court.

Fire devastates Eupora businesses

July 7, 2014

Starkville and Oktibbeha County firefighters responded to a fire Saturday evening in Eupora.

Public Information Officer for Webster County Jimmy Forrester said as of Sunday the cause and origin of the fire had yet to be determined.

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SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Fountain lives to serve community

July 7, 2014

Starkville resident Brent Fountain likes to stay busy, and he has the schedule to prove it.

Fountain is an active member of Starkville’s Rotary Club and recently just finished his term as president.

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July 6th

Starkville Nationals take 3rd

July 6, 2014

If there is one word to describe the 7-year-old Starkville Nationals All-Star team it would be fighters. No matter what was thrown at them the team never gave up.

Mathiston claims state championship

July 6, 2014

At the end of the day there was one team standing in the Coach Pitch Dizzy Dean South State Championship Tournament, and after defeating Louisville 17-2 the team that emerged victorious was Mathiston.
“They came out excited,” coach Darrell Fason said. “They were ready for it. To take a group of kids from a small town and hang in with these big kids means a lot.”

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