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February 18th, 2015

Winter weather is ‘sad’ situation

February 18, 2015

With nasty winter weather descending on Mississippi, and more of the same expected before spring brings welcome relief, mental health professionals warn that seasonal effective disorder or SAD can be a serious problem, especially for the elderly.

Supervisors approve interlocal agreement for Innovation District Park

February 18, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Starkville Monday night to fund the proposed Innovation District Park near the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 182.

February 16th

Saturday brush fires put strain on county fire depts.

February 16, 2015

Warm, windy weather and clear skies made for a busy Saturday for several of Oktibbeha County’s volunteer fire departments.
County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the departments had to respond to a number of brush and grass fires, including one in Lowndes County after receiving a call for mutual aid.

Mann dedicates life to fire service

February 16, 2015

For more than 30 years, Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann has dedicated his life to fire service in Starkville.
Mann, who has worked full time with Starkville Fire Department for nearly 33 years, announced at the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s Feb. 3 meeting that he will retire, effective Feb. 27.

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February 12th

Aldermen to meet at Renasant Bank

February 12, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will meet at 4 p.m. today at Renasant Bank to consider long-term planning opportunities for the city.
Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard, who proposed the meeting to the board at its Feb. 3 meeting, said he believed the meeting could provide a chance for aldermen to review ongoing or recently-approved projects, and to look to the future.

Starkville Animal Control urges residents to take care of pets during season of cold weather

February 12, 2015

As Starkville faces several more weeks of temperatures that may dip below freezing, Starkville Animal Control urges residents to bring their pets inside.

February 11th

City Comprehensive Plan Advisory team near recommendation

February 11, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory team is moving closer to having a plan recommendation to present to the full board.
The team, which is comprised of Jason Walker, Scott Maynard and Roy A. Perkins from Wards 4,5 and 6 respectively, met Tuesday morning in the Starkville city hall courtroom to continue discussions on the city’s comprehensive plan.

Murray brings Miss Mississippi platform to Starkville students

February 11, 2015

Last Thursday, Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray was singing in front of President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. On Tuesday, Murray was signing autographs and greeting students at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville.

School board approves facility updates

February 11, 2015

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved tile upgrades at Sudduth and Ward Stewart Elementary schools and approved the solicitation of bids for tile work at Armstrong Middle School during its monthly meeting Tuesday.

Dudy Gras 9.5 parade scheduled to roll through Starkville Thursday

February 11, 2015

Mississippi State baseball and Mardi Gras will come together Thursday as Dudy Gras 9.5 rolls through downtown Starkville.
The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Rick’s Cafe on Highway 182 and will head west, turning onto Douglas Conner Drive towards Mugshots Grill and Bar. Once the parade reaches Main Street, it will roll east towards campus, ending at the MSU Amphitheater.

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