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April 23rd, 2014

BOA hires development director - Sanders accounts for 4th straight internal department head hire

April 23, 2014

Starkville aldermen voted Tuesday night to hire City Planner Buddy Sanders as the new director of community development.

Ex-SPD officer returns to Spain to get new visa

April 23, 2014

For Dr. Maria Perez, Tuesday morning brought a sad goodbye laced with terrible frustration and wrapped tightly in government red tape.

It was just the beginning, however, of at least two months Perez must spend in Starkville with an ocean lying between her and her husband.

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ACCESS program honors first graduates at banquet

April 23, 2014

The Mississippi State University ACCESS Program celebrated its first graduates, Katherine Phillips and Livingston Harper, with an awards banquet Monday night at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.

Beatlemania! coming to Cadence Bank in Starkville

April 23, 2014

Cadence Bank, 929 Coffee Bar, Billet 33 and Sundog Studios will sponsor Beatlemania!, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cadence Bank Plaza.

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 18th

Kemp reviews electric dept. budget, goals

April 18, 2014

Starkville Electric Department General Manager Terry Kemp talked about short- and long-term goals for the future with the city Audit and Budget Committee Thursday evening.

The committee consisted of three aldermen — Chairman Scott Maynard of Ward 5, Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins of Ward 6 and Lisa Wynn of Ward 2.

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