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MDOT OKs $2M for SMART program funding

October 2, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

After more than a year of cooperative efforts between university, city and county leaders and a successful grant application, it’s official: Starkville will have its own public transportation system beginning next year.

Aldermen approve closure hours for Maroon Madness

October 2, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen consented to allow for closing Main Street from 3-10 p.m. Oct. 12 so workers can set up facilities to hold Maroon Madness in downtown Starkville.

DOJ wants more info on voter law

October 2, 2012

From wire reports

JACKSON (AP) — Attorney General Jim Hood says the Department of Justice has asked for more information on Mississippi’s voter identification law.

Hood said in a statement Tuesday that the bottom line is that the law will not be pre-cleared by the Justice Department in time for it to be enforced for the Nov. 6 election.

MDE fields questions on county school plan

October 2, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Policy adjustments lead SSD’s agenda

October 2, 2012

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will discuss amendments to several school board policies at its 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the Greensboro Center.

State officials begin school district takeover

October 2, 2012

Mississippi Department of Education representatives confirmed Monday at East Oktibbeha County High School that no Oktibbeha County School District faculty or staff, except the superintendent and board of trustees, have been dismissed, but the MDE will evaluate all faculty and staff.

Motion to reopen Redbud removed from city agenda

October 2, 2012

A resolution presented in the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s e-packet Friday to reopen public access to the western Redbud Drive entrance was removed from the agenda and will not be addressed at today’s 5:30 p.m.
meeting in the City Hall courtroom, Chief Administrator Lynn Spruill confirmed Monday.

County authorizes squad car purchases

October 2, 2012

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized the sheriff’s department to purchase new patrol cars at its meeting Monday.

The department will receive 15 2013 Dodge Chargers as part of a lease-purchase contract with Jackson-based Joe Usry Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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