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Archive - Apr 22, 2014

Auditor orders clerk to repay $35K

April 22, 2014

A recently-released report from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has found that Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks needs to remit more than $35,000 owed in excess fees to the county’s general fund.

Chancery clerk offices collect fees from mortgages, warranty deeds from across the county, open court cases, case filings, copy fees and a percentage from delinquent taxes.

Dev. director field falls to 4

April 22, 2014

The finalist pool for Starkville’s community development director shrank before aldermen conducted the first interview.

Kelly McCaffrey, landscape architect with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the New Orleans area, withdrew from consideration on Monday for “personal reasons,” said City Personnel Director Randy Boyd.

Supes OK pay raise; set salary for Garrard

April 22, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors granted a pay raise to county Road Manager Victor Collins and officially set County Administrator Emily Garrard’s salary at a Monday evening meeting in the courthouse.

Rotary celebrates year of service above self

April 22, 2014

Traditionally, Starkville Rotary Club meetings end with a ring of the club’s bell and a mass recitation of the club’s motto: “Service Above Self — He profits most who serves best.” But on Monday night, at the club’s annual banquet, Rotary Club President Brent Fountain opted to break with tradition for a special occasion, leading Rotarians in a verse of “Happy Birthday” for the club itself.

MSU provost seeks top spot at Austin Peay

April 22, 2014

Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. announced four finalists in the search for its next president Friday, among them Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert.

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