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October 15th

OCH expects $1.6M deficit in ‘13 - CEO says hospital can weather storm

October 15, 2013

OCH Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Hilton said Monday that the health care industry was facing the “perfect storm,” specifically referring to the unknown impact the Affordable Care Act will have on health care providers.

Though he said OCH would not escape unscathed from the volatile waves that storm promises, he claimed the local hospital could weather it.

Board to discuss drainage contract

October 15, 2013

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider approving a contract with a Starkville-based firm for a sewage expansion job in the southwest corner of the city at today’s meeting.

Doug Devlin, director of public services for the city, said the project aimed to provide sewer service to unserved residents and commercially-zoned land in an are that the city annexed in 1998.

SIM photo contest aims to promote sidewalk ordinance

October 15, 2013

On Dec. 3, Starkville Community Development Director Bill Snowden will present a comprehensive review of the city’s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances.

Tagert updates Rotarians on three MDOT projects

October 15, 2013

North Mississippi Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert updated the Starkville Rotary Club on three significant transportation projects in Oktibbeha County at the club’s Monday meeting at the Starkville Country Club.

October 14th

Local celebs ready to wait

October 14, 2013

Starkville Lions Club will hold its first Celebrity Wait Night Tuesday at the Central Station Grill.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Willcutt’s generosity, honesty shines through

October 14, 2013

Robbie Kroger could have been in a bind if not for a little help from his friend.

October 11th

Infinite Impact goes public - MSU Foundation’s capital campaign aims for $600M

October 11, 2013

When the Famous Maroon Band takes the field Saturday during Mississippi State University’s homecoming game against Bowling Green State University, the band will form an infinity symbol for the announcement of a new capital campaign.

Long-awaited unveiling for Unity Park set

October 11, 2013

Oktibbeha County supervisors have finally settled on a date for Unity Park’s opening.

The park, which was created along with the adjacent Oktibbeha County School District main office in 2011, is set to open on Oct. 26.

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Second Chilifest event promises food, family fun

October 11, 2013

The aroma of charcoal and the grill being fired up is typical on Saturdays in The Junction at Mississippi State University, but the cooking will begin early this week. Pots will be stirred and the smell of chili will begin wafting through the air at MSU’s Ampitheater for today’s Junior Auxiliary’s fundraiser Chilifest.

October 10th

Police seeking robbery suspect

October 10, 2013

Starkville Police Department is asking the public for help in searching for Joe Mitchell Gillespie.

The department described Gillespie as a 26-year-old, 6-6, 280-pound black male.

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