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January 15th, 2015

Russell Street work to begin 2016

January 15, 2015

Major road projects on Russell Street and Lynn Lane, as well as a safety audit of Highway 12, are coming to Starkville soon, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert told the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Wednesday morning.

Family Dollar to open new location

January 15, 2015

Family Dollar will be moving from its current location on Highway 182 to a new store on Jackson Street, just north of the highway.

Schools adjust QPA index for SHS students

January 15, 2015

The Starkville School District approved changes to its quality point average (QPA) scale that will assign more weight to more challenging college-level courses at Starkville High School at its meeting Tuesday, after extensive discussion about options for these changes and the effect the changes would have on students. 

Locals commemorate MLK through 21st Unity breakfast, memorial march

January 15, 2015

Events around town Monday will prompt locals to remember the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mississippi State University’s annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday. The event, now in its 21st year, is free and open to the public. Breakfast will be followed by a program by William B. Bynum Jr., president of Mississippi Valley State University at 8 a.m.

January 14th

School bond issue turns complex

January 14, 2015

Oktibbeha County citizens turned in more than enough signatures to bring a $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to a vote at the school district’s meeting Tuesday, but the county circuit clerk’s office was unable to certify all the required signatures by deadline.

County schools work to reach more students

January 14, 2015

The Oktibbeha County School District announced plans for extended school for the spring semester and made plans to help West Oktibbeha County Elementary School teachers better reach students at the district’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

Police search on for missing Starkville man

January 14, 2015

A search is under way for a missing Starkville man along the Alabama coast.
Gulf Shores Police Department reported that John Switzer, 24, has been missing since 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when he told his family he intended to go kayak fishing near West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, Ala. The department is carrying out a search with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Volunteer fair offers opportunity to honor King

January 14, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. said during a 1957 speech in Montgomery, Ala., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Starkville area residents have many opportunities to shine a light on that legacy through a variety of service projects that will take place over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Planning board approves new Habitat plans

January 14, 2015

Habitat for Humanity’s planned subdivision of five single-family homes came one step closer to fruition at the Starkville Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

January 13th

$13 million bond may come to vote

January 13, 2015

Today is the deadline for Oktibbeha County School District residents to petition for a vote on a $13.2 million reverse bond referendum primarily aimed at creating a new school facility to aid consolidation of the Starkville School and Oktibbeha County School districts, and organizers reported Monday optimism that the petition has enough signatures to pass.

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