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January 23rd, 2015

School bond petition fate unclear

January 23, 2015

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has thrown its support behind an Oktibbeha County bond measure for a new middle school in the forthcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, but it remains to be seen whether the referendum will come to a public vote as requested by the signers of a petition to bring the bond up for public consideration.

Floor open for Restaurant Week nominations

January 23, 2015

Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting nominations for the charities that will benefit from the 2015 Starkville Restaurant Week.
Charity nominations, which opened Tuesday, run through Feb. 9 on www.starkvillerestaurantweek.com.

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January 22nd

City hosts hearing on Parks’ role

January 22, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen hosted the first of two planned public hearings on its decision to bring the Starkville Parks Department under city control as an advisory body.
Parks operates as an independent body. Though a significant portion of its funding comes from the city, aldermen can only suggest actions to its governing body, the seven-member Starkville Parks Commission.

Local restaurants change ownership, start renovations

January 22, 2015

Two local restaurants will see something new in the coming weeks as they go through ownership changes.
On Jan. 5, a sign went up on the door at Old Venice Pizza Company on Main Street saying the restaurant was undergoing renovations.

Local man arrested in armed robbery

January 22, 2015

Starkville Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of armed robbery after he allegedly showed up to his place of employment with a pistol on Friday.

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January 21st

BoA overrides equality veto

January 21, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to override the Mayor Parker Wiseman’s vetoes protecting the city’s equality resolution and adult plus-one insurance coverage before a beyond-capacity crowd at its Tuesday evening meeting.

Supervisors OK airport, storm shelter funding

January 21, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors moved forward with plans to build a storm shelter on the corner of Lynn Lane and Industrial Park Road during Tuesday night’s meeting.

SOUPer Bowl kicks off this Saturday

January 21, 2015

The Starkville Main Street Association is holding its annual SOUPer Bowl from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday at StaggerIN in the Cotton District.
Jennifer Prather, special events and projects coordinator for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, said that this was the second year that Starkville Main Street had taken on the event with the help of Starkville Young Professionals.

January 20th

Board repeals equality resolution, plus-one insurance

January 20, 2015

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to override the Mayor Parker Wiseman’s vetoes protecting the city’s equality resolution and adult plus-one insurance coverage before a beyond-capacity crowd at its Tuesday evening meeting.

Starkville honors King’s legacy with day of events

January 20, 2015

Starkville area civil rights leaders held a march and rally Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and issue challenges to continue the work left unfinished after his death in 1968.

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