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July 24th

Board overrides veto on Spruill - Wiseman recuses self for vote

July 24, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday elected to uphold its original vote to terminate Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill’s employment with the city, overriding a veto issued by Mayor Parker Wiseman.

July 23rd

Former Bulldogs found in the pros

July 23, 2013

Mississippi State has had many great players over the years.
Some of those players have moved on and found themselves playing professional baseball.
There are 20 former Bulldogs either playing or managing in professional baseball.

Proud Americans: World Series was 'blast' for Starkville 8 All-Stars

July 23, 2013

Competition is over and the Starkville Americans All-Stars have returned home.
After claiming the 8-year-old Dizzy Dean South State Championship a couple weeks back, the team has spent the last few days in Southaven as participants in the World Series.

SMITH COLUMNS: World Series experiences helps teams

July 23, 2013

There is a line that former Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury used often that even though we may have gotten to hear it over and over again, there's truth to the statement.

Hughes plans move into medical field

July 23, 2013

Nate Hughes calls the 4 1/2 years he spent in the National Football League an "awesome" experience.
Now it's time for a change for the former Starkville High School player.
If things work out like Hughes wants, he might actually work on injured football players one day as a doctor.
Hughes plans to apply for medical school this week and actually takes his MCAT on Thursday.

Board to override veto on Spruill

July 23, 2013

Three weeks after the Starkville Board of Aldermen initially voted to terminate Chief Adminstrative Officer Lynn Spruill's employment with the city, the board is expected to revisit the matter one last time at tonight's board meeting.

Citizens expected to rally for Spruill

July 23, 2013

Residents of Starkville are expected to gather at 5 p.m. this evening on the steps of City Hall to lend support to Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill.

The Board of Aldermen elected to terminate Spruill’s employment with the city in a 5-2 vote on July 2, which Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed in the days thereafter. The board is expected to revisit the matter at tonight’s meeting.

New school year brings volunteer demand

July 23, 2013

Local demand for volunteers is ramping up as the new school year draws closer, with Mississippi State University, the Starkville School District and other local organizations making requests for aid in the coming weeks.

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Supervisors hear more on comprehensive plan

July 23, 2013

Urban Planning Consultant Mike Slaughter put the ball in the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors’ court Monday evening when discussing the next phase of the county’s comprehensive plan.

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July 22nd

LaFrance Carson

July 22, 2013

LaFrance A. Carson, 42, died on July 15, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, MS, with Rev. Rena Lanier, officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 from 12-6pm at West Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Starkville,MS.

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