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April 23rd, 2014
Starkville aldermen voted Tuesday night to hire City Planner Buddy Sanders as the new director of community development.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 â€” Chairman Scott Maynard of Ward 5, Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins of Ward 6 and Lisa Wynn of Ward 2.