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Archive - Nov 18, 2012

Officials: School issues impact job attraction

November 18, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

As leaders raise questions about the future of county education, local economic developers say the current situation casts doubt over one of the main quality-of-life issues companies examine when relocating.

Weak school systems, they say, create an under-developed workforce, which then limits what kinds of jobs Oktibbeha County can attract.

Almost 70 percent of county voters cast Nov. 6 ballots

November 18, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

An official 2012 presidential election summary shows 7,171 outlying Oktibbeha County voters cast their ballots on Nov. 6, while 10,945 city voters went to the polls.

Counting absentee and affidavit ballots, Oktibbeha County as a whole experienced a voter turnout of 18,284. That is 68.85 percent of the county’s 26,557 registered voters.

SPD earns national CALEA accreditation

November 18, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

In 2008, Starkville Police Department became the first municipal law enforcement agency in the state to successfully complete the assessment for accreditation by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

Christmas Open House welcomes holiday season

November 18, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is ushering in the holiday season with its Christmas Open House in downtown Starkville from noon to 5 p.m today.

Jennifer Gregory, GSDP chief operating officer and vice president of tourism development, said the communitywide event has become a definitive holiday tradition for Starkville.

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