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Archive - Aug 2012

August 7th

County school board rejects lake proposal

August 7, 2012

The Oktibbeha County School District Board voted Monday to reject the only lease proposal for the Oktibbeha County Lake it received before the July 31 deadline because the proposal did not meet the lake’s appraised value.

August 6th

MSU releases partial schedule: Bulldogs announce non-conference slate

August 6, 2012

The Rick Ray era of Mississippi State basketball will begin on the road.

The Bulldogs travel to Troy, Ala. to take on the Trojans on Nov. 9 to open the 2012 season. It will be the first time since 2005 that MSU opens a season away from the friendly confines of Humphrey Coliseum. The trip is part of the inaugural weekend for the state-of-the-art Trojan Arena.

BREAKING: Sitel to lay off 58 Starkville employees

August 6, 2012

Sitel Corp. Vice President of Global Product Management Andrew Kokes has confirmed that 58 employees in the company's Starkville-based call center will be laid off in September.
Sitel, a business process outsourcing provider based out of Nashville, Tenn., currently has nearly 500 call center employees in Starkville.

August 5th

Budget, lake on agenda for OCSB meeting

August 5, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Oktibbeha County School District Board will hold a public hearing for its 2012-2013 budget at 5 p.m. Monday at the district’s main office, followed by a regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the same location, during which the board is slated to discuss lease proposals for the Oktibbeha County Lake.

Jones presents on city’s architecture

August 5, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

The buildings lining the streets of Starkville will take center stage at the newest 175th birthday celebration speaker series.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Starkville Public Library, Michelle Weaver Jones will present her program on Starkville’s architecture over the years.

Partnership links 51 library collections for Miss. students

August 5, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The year was 1997, and both Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women were in need of an upgrade for their online systems.

August 4th

Bulldog linebackers ready for challenge

August 4, 2012

Saturday Mississippi State fans had their first glimpse inside Dan Mullen’s 2012 Bulldogs. What was seen was a poised first team offense and a tenacious defense all around. 

In fact, the defense clearly won the day with pressure up front and tight defense in the secondary. 

An official eye of the Jackets proves helpful

August 4, 2012

It was an official view at the Starkville High School football practice field Saturday morning.

The Yellowjackets went through an approximate two-hour scrimmage which was complete with officials and chain managers.

Starkville Academy drops two games at tournament

August 4, 2012

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers found themselves on the brink of elimination from the SA Invitational.

Even though the Lady Vols scored four runs in the top of the third inning against Heritage Academy, they could not avoid the inevitable and lost 9-5 at the Starkville Sportsplex to be eliminated.

Heritage museum holds Western-style fundraiser

August 4, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

The Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are swinging open the saloon doors for a western-themed fundraiser.

On Friday, Aug. 17, the Shrine Club will open its doors at 7 p.m. for “Denim and Diamonds,” an evening of food, entertainment and community in support of the Hertiage Museum for $35 per ticket.

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