Aldermen approve SPD renovation contract

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(Photo courtesy of the Starkville Dispatch)  Carl Smith August 17, 2016 9:58:32 AM Law enforcement agents are forecast to move into the newly renovated Starkville Police Department in May after aldermen unanimously tasked the Columbus-based Weathers Construction Inc. to rehabilitate the city’s former administrative home this month. Architect Gary Shafer said the $4.48 million project …

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Starkville’s June tax figures rebound after slight May drop

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(Photo courtesy of the Starkville Dispatch) Carl Smith August 19, 2016 10:27:05 AM Starkville’s June sales and 2 percent tax receipts eclipsed their 2015 marks after the city recorded a slight dip in returns for the month of May. The city’s 2 percent returns on prepared meals and drink orders brought in about $151,121, a …

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$14M mixed-use development planned for Starkville’s University Drive

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(A rendering of The 509, a $14 million, mixed-use development planned for University Drive. Photo by: Courtesy photo) A popular Starkville eatery will change ownership and anchor a $14 million, mixed-use development along University Drive. Construction on The 509, which will feature 42 condominiums and boutique retail space, will begin this summer, with phase one …

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Starkville Mayor Support Removing State Flag

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http://http://www.wcbi.com/local-news/starkville-mayor-supports-removing-state-flag/ STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Starkville Alderwoman Lisa Wynn wants to remove the state flag from city buildings. She has crafted a resolution for city leaders to discuss at next week’s board meeting. State law does not require a city to fly the flag. The resolution states the confederate battle emblem, which is in the …

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Starkville again receives Playful City USA designation

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Starkville earned its fourth-straight Playful City USA designation this year as it and four other Mississippi cities were recognized for their investments in public play spaces for children. Only 241 cities and towns across the U.S. were recognized by KaBOOM!, a non-profit dedicated to bringing active play to children, and The Humana Foundation for underscoring …

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The Wiseman’s Add an Addition to the Family!

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Lindsey, Amelia and I are happy to welcome Graham Parker Wiseman to our family. He was born on April 8, 2014. He is 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces. Lindsey and Graham are both doing well and Amelia is really enjoying being the protective big sister.

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STARKVILLE FIRST TO HAVE MULTIPLE FIBERHOODS

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Starkville, MS turns second fiberhood “green” over the weekend as part off nation’s first and only multi-city rollout of ultra-fast 1 Gbps Internet access. C Spire announced today that homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Starkville over the weekend – helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast …

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Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman delivers Democrat response to Bryant’s State of the State

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(Courtesy of the gulflive.com blog. Originally posted on 01/22/2014.) JACKSON, Mississippi — Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman delivered the Democratic response to Gov. Phil Bryant’s State of the State address Wednesday evening. In his seven-minute speech, Wiseman pointed to his approach to governing in Starkville as a model for legislators to follow. “As a mayor, every day I …

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Starkville aldermen pass equality resolution, hailed as big step for LGBT community in Mississippi

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(Courtesy of the gulflive.com blog. Originally posted on 01/21/2014.) STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The Starkville Board of Aldermen today passed a “resolution of inclusion in the city,’ which is the first time a Mississippi municipality has formally recognized the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to a news release from the Human Rights Campaign. “I want …

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