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January 28th, 2015

School bond petition reaches ballot threshold

January 28, 2015

An Oktibbeha County School District bond referendum could be headed to a public vote after the Circuit Clerk’s office verified more than 1,800 on a petition to bring let the issuance of bonds be decided by voters in the OCSD’s footprint.

SPD makes statutory rape arrest

January 28, 2015

Starkville Police arrested a Maben man Saturday on suspicion of statutory rape.
Police took Zachary Lydon Townsel, 24, into custody at 11:52 p.m Saturday.
SPD did not provide further details on the incident.
Townsel’s bond was set at $5,000 during his initial municipal court appearance Monday evening. An Oktibbeha County Jail personnel said he had posted out as of Tuesday afternoon.

My Brother’s Keeper summit to address issues for young men of color

January 28, 2015

A summit will be held on Feb. 14 to address challenges facing young men of color in the community as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative launched by President Barack Obama.

January 27th

Distracted driving concerns police

January 27, 2015

Choices, as Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Criss Turnipseed told the Starkville Rotary Club, are key to safety on the road for drivers, passengers and fellow motorists.
Turnipseed spoke Monday to the club at the Starkville Country Club about safety on the highway.
He said the presentation he gave Monday is one he typically offers to students, but that didn’t mean it couldn’t have an impact.

CWM set to host Holy Spirit event

January 27, 2015

This weekend, Christian World Missions will be holding a Holy Spirit Conference on “Knowing Him: Discovering the Father.”
The conference will have sessions beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, running through lunch time on Saturday at the Wesley Foundation Worship Center on the Mississippi State University campus.

January 26th

SPD: shooting victim in stable condition

January 26, 2015

A convenience store clerk injured in an armed robbery early Friday morning is in stable condition, according to an update from Starkville Police Department.

Breazeale committed to helping community

January 26, 2015

Service comes in several forms for John Breazeale, who works hard and works often to try to make the community a better place according to those who know him best.
Breazeale is the construction manager for Starkville Habitat for Humanity, and also serves as the president of Starkville Bridges out of Poverty’s Board of Directors.

January 23rd

School bond petition fate unclear

January 23, 2015

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has thrown its support behind an Oktibbeha County bond measure for a new middle school in the forthcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, but it remains to be seen whether the referendum will come to a public vote as requested by the signers of a petition to bring the bond up for public consideration.

Floor open for Restaurant Week nominations

January 23, 2015

Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting nominations for the charities that will benefit from the 2015 Starkville Restaurant Week.
Charity nominations, which opened Tuesday, run through Feb. 9 on

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January 22nd

City hosts hearing on Parks’ role

January 22, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen hosted the first of two planned public hearings on its decision to bring the Starkville Parks Department under city control as an advisory body.
Parks operates as an independent body. Though a significant portion of its funding comes from the city, aldermen can only suggest actions to its governing body, the seven-member Starkville Parks Commission.

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