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House passes school consolidation bill

February 13, 2013


A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Mississippi House of Representatives Wednesday.

Zoning board OKs church requests, adds conditions

February 13, 2013


The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission recommended city approval for nine land use requests from First Baptist Church at its meeting Tuesday, adding some conditions that an FBC representative says have caused concern among church members.

USM tornado damage estimated in tens of millions

February 13, 2013

Associated Press

JACKSON — Officials estimate it will take tens of millions of dollars to repair damage at the University of Southern Mississippi caused by Sunday’s tornado.

Sharron Ann Hall

February 13, 2013

Mrs. Sharron Ann Hall, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her home in Maben.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Johnson Creek M.B. Church in Pheba with Rev. Bruce Guyton officiating.

Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Maben.

Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point.

School consolidation bill passes Miss. House

February 13, 2013

A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Miss. House today.

The bill's next stop will be the state Senate. If it passes through, the districts will merge into the Starkville Consolidated School District effective July 1, 2015. The current attendance zones and school district boundaries would remain in place under the bill.

MSU welcomes Dunlap as first artist-in-residence

February 13, 2013


Mississippi native and internationally recognized artist William "Bill" Dunlap is reconnecting with his roots as Mississippi State University's first artist-in-residence during the spring 2013 semester.

Trustees: Call state legislators

February 13, 2013


The first opportunity for the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to discuss a state House bill that would consolidate the city and county school districts yielded encouragement from the board to stakeholders to call their representatives and make their opinions known.

Supes hear input from attendees

February 13, 2013


Oktibbeha County District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard called a special meeting Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex to inform county residents about legislation to consolidate the Oktibbeha County School District and the Starkville School District and voice these residents’ concerns to legislators.

Annette Irby

February 13, 2013

Annette Poitra Irby, 48, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at her residence in Starkville. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in the Welch Funeral Home chapel in Starkville.

Burial will follow in Adaton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

With the decision: Graveman returns to MSU after being drafted by pros

February 13, 2013

Kendall Graveman took his selection in the Major League Baseball draft serious.

The Mississippi State right-handed pitcher was drafted in the 36th round by the Miami Marlins last year. He didn't know what to do coming off his junior season and had to make the decision on is own.

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