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August 21st

Tax increase plan marches on - Board also raises sanitation rates

August 21, 2013

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's hesitant hand raise gave the Board of Aldermen the four votes it needed Tuesday evening to press on with a proposed 2.78-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014.

The vote will initiate a public notice and public hearing process that will culminate with the board approving a final budget in mid September, one that now will likely include the tax hike.

First public hearing set for school consolidation

August 21, 2013

The Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Center auditorium.

The commission has held several meetings, which are open to the public, but Thursday's meeting will be the first where the public can offer their thoughts and concerns on the consolidation process to the seven-member commission.

MSU among top humanities schools

August 21, 2013

Walter Diehl doesn't see a reason why a college with strong programs in science, engineering and agriculture shouldn't also have strong programs in the humanities.

Dawg Daze eases transition to college

August 21, 2013

Since move-in day, the Mississippi State University campus has been swarming with students. To ease the transition to Starkville for freshmen and transfer students, Mississippi State created Dawg Daze.

The 2013 Dawg Daze event kicked off on Aug. 10 with the Dawg Daze BBQ on move-in day and will end with the MSU Tailgate Party on Friday.

August 20th

Robert Ford

August 20, 2013

Robert Ford of Hoover, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the age of 88. He served in the U.S Navy in the Pacific during WWII. Mr. Ford graduated from Mississippi State University on May 23, 1949, and was married to his wife, Dorothy that same day. He retired from South Central Bell after 36 years service.

High school or club? Rule changes forces Starkville players to choose where to play

August 20, 2013

Due to a Mississippi High School Activities Association rule change, soccer players throughout Starkville are forced with a heavy decision when it comes to where they will play.

Bulldogs working to get consistency on defensive line

August 20, 2013

There is a good bit experience and depth on the Mississippi State defensive line, but the key word this year is consistency.
In his second stint with the Bulldogs as the defensive line coach, David Turner inherits a vast amount of talent and big bodies.
Although there's some experience with the defensive line, last Saturday in practice his squad took a step back.

SMITH COLUMN: Hit high, hit low injuries happen

August 20, 2013

Injuries are a part of football.
It seems like more and more the issue of safety is creeping into the game and there are rules being implemented in the college game to keep concussions from happening.

City tax hike on board agenda

August 20, 2013

Starkville aldermen will consider formally issuing intent to raise citizens’ ad valorem taxes by 2.78 mils during the board’s recess meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall.

Supervisors hear funding requests

August 20, 2013

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard presentations from the Mississippi Horse Park and the American Red Cross for continued support at Monday evening’s recess meeting at the courthouse.

The meeting began with Bricklee Miller, facility manager at the horse park, providing the supervisors with information on the horse park’s local impact.

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