Archive - Apr 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 countyâ€™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.
The finalist pool for Starkvilleâ€™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 â€śpersonal reasons,â€ť said City Personnel Director Randy Boyd.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors granted a pay raise to county Road Manager Victor Collins and officially set County Administrator Emily Garrardâ€™s salary at a Monday evening meeting in the courthouse.
Traditionally, Starkville Rotary Club meetings end with a ring of the clubâ€™s bell and a mass recitation of the clubâ€™s motto: â€śService Above Self â€” He profits most who serves best.â€ť But on Monday night, at the clubâ€™s annual banquet, Rotary Club President Brent Fountain opted to break with tradition for a special occasion, leading Rotarians in a verse of â€śHappy Birthdayâ€ť for the club itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MABEN â€“ A productive sixth inning filled with five runs propelled the East Webster Wolverines to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Bruce Trojans.
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.Â