Posts Tagged ‘Oktibbeha County’

Officials asking volunteers to register for more effective relief efforts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — As Mississippi digs out from Monday’s tornadoes, officials are trying to manage a blessing — volunteers. The state is encouraging people who want to help with recovery to register so they can match skills with needs and make sure volunteers arrive at the right time. Already in Winston County, volunteers are manning […] [...]

Poor conditions of schools could spur more consolidation debate

JACKSON — Reports of decrepit buildings, illiterate high school students and bloated employee rolls could fuel another round of school district consolidation by the Mississippi Legislature. Bob Strebeck, who runs the Leflore County system since the state took control last year, told Senate Education Committee members yesterday that conditions in the 2,800-student system are the […] [...]

C Spire breaking ground for new data center

STARKVILLE — C Spire has scheduled a ground-breaking ceremony today for a new data center in Starkville. Ridgeland-based C Spire plans complete construction on the first phase in November 2014, when customers would begin using the center. Mississippi State University’s Thad Cochran Research Park will host the 22,400-square-foot first phase. Two more phases are planned. […] [...]

Tennessee company to discuss leasing hospital with supervisors

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meets Aug. 5 to discuss a 50-year lease proposal for OCH Regional Medical Center by Capella Healthcare. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Franklin, Tenn.-based company originally inquired about the status of OCH in an April 23 letter to board members. How much the company is offering the […] [...]

Commission to hear from public about proposed school consolidation

STARKVILLE — A commission looking at the possible consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools will hear from the public on Aug. 22. The Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District also must prepare a report for the Mississippi Legislature by March 1, 2014. The results of the study are not binding. House Bill 716, […] [...]

Officials see property value assessments increase

by Published: July 9,2013

Tags: City of Starkville, Oktibbeha County

STARKILLE — Oktibbeha County officials are reporting that assessment values increased by about 1.5 percent during the 2012-13 fiscal year. Records obtained from County Administrator Don Posey’s office reflected the total assessed value of real and personal property in Oktibbeha County rose by more than $5 million from 2011-12 to $341.9 million. That figure includes […] [...]

Jennifer Gregory believes in consistency at Greater Starkville

Jennifer Gregory was recently named CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Gregory, who graduated from Mississippi State with a BBA in marketing, has been with the Partnership for almost four years. She and her husband live in Starkville with their three children. Q — What are some of your immediate goals, now that you’re […] [...]

Golden Triangle economic development model could be emulated across state

On Sept. 14, government and economic development officials in the Golden Triangle unveiled a plan for an economic development cooperative they say will become the model of regionalism in Mississippi. The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority will not officially arrive until October 2014. Until then, the Golden Triangle Development LINK (which was known as the […] [...]

Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha counties explore partnership

Representatives from the three Golden Triangle counties have formed a steering committee to explore the possibility of forming an umbrella organization charged with spurring economic development in the region. The committee held its first meeting last week, representing the first step toward a partnership among entities that have traditionally carried on a governmental and industrial […] [...]

MSU taps Zimmerman

Starkville native Paul S. Zimmerman is a new fundraiser for Mississippi State University‘s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering. The Oktibbeha County resident began his official duties in the college in November as an assistant director of development. He is a 2000 MSU business administration graduate who previously worked in sales for 13 years at […] [...]

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