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November 5th, 2013
Starkvilleâ€™s aggressive campaign to participate in C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home initiative paid dividends Monday as the company tapped the city as one of nine first-round finalists at a press conference in Ridgeland.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has rejected â€” for now â€” a resolution of intent to issue up to $6 million of roadwork bonds.
The resolution was introduced to the board after supervisors approved moving ahead with refunding a hospital improvement bond that would save the county more than $1 million.
Starkville Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker looks to jumpstart a planned ordinance review process during the Board of Aldermenâ€™s regular meeting today at City Hall.
Walker plans to introduce a motion to create an Ordinance Review Committee centered on reviewing the cityâ€™s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances. Aldermen will convene at 5:30 p.m.
Since Aug. 1, Philippa Romen-Naegel has been living the American life. Romen-Naegel is from Germany but is participating in the Starkville Rotary Clubâ€™s Youth Exchange program.
Tuesday is election day in the race for Oktibbeha County prosecutor and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The three-person race in the special election are Haley Brown, Brace Knox and Matthew Wilson, all of whom are vying to replace longtime county prosecutor Roy Carpenter who retired in June.
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They call themselves â€śLemersonâ€ť â€” a portmanteau combining the Emerson Family Resource Center where they volunteer and the lemon-yellow color of the shirts that identify them as volunteers with Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Day One Leadership Community.
The patients in OCH Regional Medical Centerâ€™s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have a nickname for the nurse in charge, Elizabeth Varco. They call her the â€śmother hen.â€ť
Ramsey Partners of Starkville rescinded its rezoning application Thursday for a 486-acre residential/retail development on South Montgomery, City Planner Buddy Sanders confirmed. But that has far from ended the firmâ€™s plans to bring the development to fruition.
Starkville Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with a reported Thursday morning drive-by shooting in the Henderson Hill area.
Police are searching for Deangelo Dewayne Manning, who an SPD press release described as an 18-year-old, 6-foot, 184-pound black male. Manningâ€™s last known address is 406 Hancock Circle in Starkville.
Police arrested a Maben woman on suspicion of aggravated assault after she reportedly attacked a man at a party.
According to Maben Police Officer Calvin Robinson, 29-year-old Lasahndra Watkins was hosting a party at her Maben residence on Oct. 20. At approcimately 2:45 a.m., Watkins reportedly got into an altercation with one of the guests.