If passed, the ban would take effect Dec. 3.
The ban would not apply to officials or media. The exemptions, however, do not apply to “Internet bloggers or anyone engaged in purely social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.”
Residents would pass through a metal detector before entering the board meeting. Those found in violation of the rule may be asked to leave. A Starkville Police Department representative will enforce compliance.
Opponents say the potential new rule would stifle public discourse.