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July 2nd, 2014
Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen set in motion a plan at its regular meeting Tuesday evening to explore purchasing the Cadence Bank main branch facility downtown as the future home of the city police department.
More than two months after the city issued a check for more than $400,000 to Starkville School District, at least one Starkville alderman wants the money returned.
Senate Bill 2681 was not the only law to go into effect on Tuesday.
But it is one that is arguably sparking the most public backlash.
Starkville Fire Department firefighters took to the water Tuesday during the departmentâ€™s first training day to get used to newly-acquired diving gear.
The department received nine new sets of diving gear worth $19,400 in early June through a donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The future of Starkville Police Department may ultimately not be tied to the building that is now City Hall, especially if the Board of Aldermen get on board with another option that may be on the table.
The last time Ron Carver was in Starkville was during one of the most contentious times of Mississippiâ€™s history.
â€śFifty years ago, we wouldnâ€™t even be having a conversation here about this,â€ť Carver said.
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Starkville Police Department is warning businesses to be alert for possible counterfeit checks after two local businesses have fallen victim to reported felony false pretense incidents.
The Oktibbeha County School District presented its projected Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget for consideration at a Monday evening public hearing at the district office on Main Street.
For Brent Fountain, one year has gone by fast.
Fountain has spent the past year as president of the Starkville Rotary Club, with Michelle Amos as president-elect. But on Monday, the time came for Fountain to pass the presidency along to Amos, and he said he was grateful to the members of the club for their support.
Two coinciding Thursday evening events offered a chance for people to take advantage of special deals in some downtown stores and to preview a new sports grill that will soon open for business in the old State Theatre.