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December 20th

MSU chief arrested for DUI

December 20, 2013

Mississippi State University placed university Police Chief Georgia Lindley on paid administrative leave Thursday night, after Starkville police reportedly arrested her on suspicion of driving under the influence.

SPD Capt. Frank Nichols said Lindley was arrested Thursday. She posted bond after her arrest and was not booked into Oktibbeha County Jail.

Spruill, Rook vie for county post

December 20, 2013

Two local residents have thrown their hats in the ring to become the next county administrator, and both have ties to City Hall.

Mississippi ranks poorly in study of driving quality

December 20, 2013

Mississippi drivers are the third-worst in the country, according to a recent study.

The study, which car insurance website www.carinsurancecomparison.com carried out, ranks the states and District of Columbia from first to worst based on statistics pulled from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Hwy 182 roadwork nearing completion

December 20, 2013

The past few months have been hard for Danny Hodnett.

December 19th

City narrows CAO search

December 19, 2013

The search for Starkville’s new chief administrative officer has been narrowed to three finalists, whom the Board of Aldermen named Tuesday night at its recess board meeting.

The board will interview Starkville City Clerk and Director of Finance Taylor Adams, Michael Anderson of Decatur and Andrew Ellard of Hattiesburg, beginning at 4 p.m. Jan. 7 in the City Hall courtroom.

Stennis Center hosts seminar focused on TIFs

December 19, 2013

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a powerful tool for economic development that Starkville has used to fund such developments as The Mill at MSU and improvements to the Middleton Marketplace shopping center, but Judy Phillips wanted her audience to understand that a TIF is not a magic bullet.

Education association to hold forum at EOCHS

December 19, 2013

The Education Association of East Oktibbeha County Schools (EAEOCS) will host a public forum at 6 p.m. tonight at East Oktibbeha County High School to discuss the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District consolidation.

December 18th

Vandal strikes Cotton District

December 18, 2013

Passers-by of a temple pavilion on University Drive in the Cotton District were in for a rude surprise Tuesday morning.

BOA OKs ditch contract; suspends sanitation dir.

December 18, 2013

Starkville aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday evening at City Hall to award Percision Construction of Hattiesburg the contract for drainage work at Carver Drive Ditch.

Report: Mississippi State outperforms reputation

December 18, 2013

Every year, U.S. News and World Report ranks institutions of higher learning across America, and sometimes, there is more to a school’s ranking than just one number.

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