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October 27th

Hamilton: Be aware of polling locations for Nov. 6 election

October 28, 2012


Only nine days remain until the Nov. 6 General Election, and Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton says voters should be aware of their precincts and corresponding polling locations.

Voting precincts and their respective polling locations are as follows:

Starkville locations:

WOCES named to Exceed Schools list

October 28, 2012


The Mississippi Center for Public Policy named West Oktibbeha County Elementary School as an Exceed School on Oct. 18 for its strong academic performance amid a high poverty rate.

October 26th

City schools named models by REACH

October 26, 2012

Two Starkville School District schools will serve as examples for others in Mississippi seeking to promote good behavior and discourage bad behavior from students.

MSU insect workshop slated for national TV

October 26, 2012

Mississippi State University entomologist Frank Davis and the Insect Rearing Workshop he coordinates are slated to appear on the nationally syndicated newsmagazine show “America Now” on April 2, 2013.

Brickfire officials reply to grant fund dispute with MDHS

October 26, 2012

Representatives of the Brickfire Project say they were given an opportunity to go through a finding-of-fact hearing with Mississippi Department of Human Services regarding the latter agency’s objection to the project’s administration of funds from two grants. If the project had done so, however, it would have cost the city of Starkville more money.

SHS administration suspends Young with pay

October 26, 2012

Starkville High School teacher Jason Lernard Young, 29, was suspended with pay after he was arrested Oct. 21, Starkville School District Public Information Officer Nicole Thomas confirmed Friday.

October 25th

Great Expectation

October 25, 2012

Signs supporting Mississippi State University’s football team began popping up across Starkville and campus Thursday in anticipation of MSU’s game against No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Above, the statue of Sonny Montgomery near Allen Hall’s main entrance stands wearing a T-shirt urging the Bulldogs to victory.

MSU fundraising initiative tops goal

October 25, 2012

Mississippi State University announced Oct. 19 that its StatePride fundraising initiative has exceeded its $100 million goal two months ahead of schedule.

StatePride: An Initiative for Student and Faculty Support began in 2009 when MSU President Mark Keenum was inaugurated, and as of mid-October, the initiative has garnered more than $104 million.

Graffiti suspect faces 18 malicious mischief counts

October 25, 2012

A male who Starkville Police Department officials believes is behind the “Owens” graffiti that has sporadically appeared in the city over the past several months confessed to authorities Wednesday and was charged with 18 counts of misdemeanor malicious mischief, SPD Detective Scottie Carrithers confirmed Thursday.

Supes say county vicious dog code may need tweaks

October 25, 2012

Two supervisors say the most recently passed version of the county’s vicious dog ordinance may need to be tweaked in light of a recent incident in which a teenager was allegedly surrounded in an aggressive manner and knocked to the ground by a pack of pit bull terriers.

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