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January 6th, 2015

Board repeals equality vote

January 7, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen repealed the city’s equality resolution and restricted its broad-reaching “plus-one” employee health care insurance after nearly three hours in executive session after its Tuesday meeting.

County agreement with MSU debated

January 6, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted to send a letter to Mississippi State University outlining concerns and expectations officials have for the development of a new road through South Farm connecting Blackjack Road to Poorhouse Road.

Committee works toward wage increase

January 6, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen’s Budget and Audit Committee held a brief meeting with the city’s department heads to start the new year Monday morning.
The committee is chaired by Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard, who serves with Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn and Ward 6 Alderman and Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins.

Aurora representative shares company history, glimpse into unmanned aircraft

January 6, 2015

Starkville Rotarians had the opportunity Monday to learn about unmanned aircraft systems, as well as see one first hand.
Greg Stewart from Aurora Flight Sciences, located in the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park in Lowndes County, gave the club a brief history of the company to begin his presentation.

January 5th

Gyms, tobacco outlets see change in new year

January 5, 2015

New Year’s resolutions have an obvious impact on individuals who are willing to see their resolutions through. Resolutions can also have a less obvious impact on local businesses.
The popular resolution to lose weight, for example, will have an economic impact on local gyms as well as retailers who sell health food or athletic apparel.

Thrasher serves as mentor, parent figure

January 5, 2015

After watching Mississippi State University football from the sidelines for 41 years, Charlie Thrasher retired from his position as head of the Scott Field Chain Crew. In that time, Thrasher had the opportunity to witness nearly half of the home football games ever played at Scott Field. He also watched many talented Mississippi State football teams take the field.

January 2nd

Residents petition district bond

January 2, 2015

Oktibbeha County citizens are trying to gather signatures for a petition to vote on a $13.2 million bond primarily aimed at creating a new school facility to aid consolidation of the Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District, a bond that automatically takes effect Jan. 13 without the petition.

Fire officials see quiet NYE

January 2, 2015

Fire officials in Oktibbeha County reported a relatively quiet night as New Year’s Eve festivities played out through the community.
Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann said his department enjoyed a quiet holiday.

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December 31st, 2014

MSU sees Georgia Tech again

December 31, 2014

Dan Mullen has brought Mississippi State a long way since 2009.
It was his first year as the head coach of the Bulldogs and the team went 5-7 and was one win away from making a bowl game. MSU dropped a 42-31 decision to Georgia Tech at home that year.

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A look back at some of the most memorable moments of 2014

December 31, 2014

Many members of the Starkville, Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University communities helped to change the faces of those communities in 2014. Some resurrected popular events and brought citizens together. Others rallied the community in a battle for glory on the football field, and still others engaged in fierce political struggles.

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