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Archive - Apr 2014

April 22nd

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.

April 21st

Change in air as SHS begins spring football practice

April 21, 2014

The Starkville Yellowjackets broke the final huddle on the first day of spring practice Monday with the words "hard work."
According to head coach Jamie Mitchell, the Jackets can't afford to approach each day any other way.
Starkville has 20 total practices this spring and Mitchell plans to use each one wisely.


April 21, 2014

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. Lola Marie Tyner, 96, of Starkville, who died on April 19, 2014. Interment will be in Boone Cemetery at Oak Grove, with Bro. Bob Burge and Bro. Charles Herring officiating.

Bulldogs, Rebs play once again in Pearl

April 21, 2014

Mississippi State and Ole Miss will renew its rivalry on the baseball diamond again today.
The No. 20 Bulldogs (26-15) and the No. 12 Rebels (30-11) meet at Trustmark Park in Pearl tonight in the Governor's Cup. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at the home of the Mississippi Braves.

Wolverines use productive sixth to beat Trojans

April 21, 2014

MABEN – A productive sixth inning filled with five runs propelled the East Webster Wolverines to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Bruce Trojans.

MSU cleared in matter of alleged illicit benefits

April 21, 2014

Mississippi State will not be punished over alleged illicit benefits that some players were provided with that was first reported by Yahoo! Sports last year.
A source close to the situation said the NCAA cleared the matter on MSU's end.
However, Mississippi State officials didn't have an official comment on the situation and the NCAA does not comment on investigative matters. 

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