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Proposed short-term rental limits draw debate in Starkville

Supporters and opponents are clashing over proposals to restrict short-term home rentals in a north Mississippi college town. The city of Starkville held its second public input session Tuesday for proposed changes that would affect rentals in single-family residential neighborhoods. About 50 people attended the forum where supporters said that short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb, threaten the integrity and ...

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Drummer utilizes open air to raise profile, sharpen skills

STARKVILLE — On what was likely to be the hottest day of the year Tuesday (Aug. 13), the pops of a snare and beat of a bass drum echoed through the open air on Lynn Lane near Starkville Academy. While musical street performers might be commonplace in destination cities like New Orleans and Memphis, the sight of a lone drummer ...

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Starkville narrows annexation plan after residents say no

A proposal for annexation is being revised after some county residents in northern Mississippi said they don’t want to become part of a city. Starkville aldermen on Tuesday dropped the city’s plan to take in part of the University Estates neighborhood, which is east of the Mississippi State University campus. The neighborhood’s residents turned out in large numbers at a ...

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Teacher says chicken coop teaches 5th graders life skills

Children at Overstreet Elementary School have a coop of new responsibilities outside the school. VIVA Fifth Grade Art Teacher Niki Mulrooney proposed the idea of a chicken coop to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees, to marry chickens with standards upheld by the Mississippi Department of Education. Their flock of five starting out includes various bantam breeds — ...

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Suit settled over road manager’s treatment of ex-worker

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by a former county road employee in Mississippi who accused his manager of making racist comments. Both men are African American. The Commercial Dispatch reports the federal lawsuit was filed in July by Justin Denson, who worked from 2015 to 2017 as a sign technician for Oktibbeha County. A judge signed ...

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Mississippi reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming six more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s 2018 total to 13 so far. Two new cases were reported in Hinds County. Reporting single cases were Adams, Forrest, Marion and Oktibbeha counties. Seven previous cases were reported in Copiah, Hinds, Itawamba and Pearl River counties. Mississippi reported 63 West Nile ...

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Mississippi State University to start accepting Common App

Mississippi State University has announced it will start accepting applications from a platform that over 1 million college applicants use each year to apply to more than 800 universities worldwide. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports MSU announced Monday that it will begin accepting the Common Application from prospective undergraduate students Sept. 1. MSU Assistant Vice President for Enrollment John Dickerson says ...

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Oktibbeha County voters reject sale of hospital

By MICHEALA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal  STARKVILLE – Oktibbeha County voters want OCH Regional Medical Center to remain a county-owned hospital. In unofficial results from the Tuesday referendum, there were 5,271 votes against the sale of the Starkville hospital– just shy of 58 percent of the ballots cast. Those in favor of the sale had 3,819 votes, 42 percent. ...

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Oktibbeha hospital won’t provide some information for buyers

A county-owned hospital says it won’t produce information sought by Oktibbeha County supervisors before a June 12 deadline for potential buyers to submit inquiries. The Commercial Dispatch reports OCH Regional Medical Center board Chairman Jimmy Lindley wrote a letter to supervisors on Monday saying it would take 60 to 90 days to compile all the information sought for bidders to ...

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Report: Oktibbeha County to investigate options for hospital

A special commission says the Oktibbeha County supervisors should field multiple proposals regarding the sale or lease of OCH Regional Medical Center. The Starkville Daily News (http://bit.ly/2dn2TdP) reports the commission recommends the supervisors should host a public hearing in the near future over the report. The public hearing is the first step required by state law in pursuing the possible ...

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