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Supes return to discussion of county plan

November 18, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will renew discussions on a countywide comprehensive plan and could also make an appointment to a four-person board representing local interests in a new tri-county economic development group at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today at the county courthouse.

SSD earns federal funds for nutrition compliance

November 18, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville School District recently became the sixth school district in Mississippi to earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 6 Cent Certification, giving the SSD’s child nutrition program 6 cents for every meal it sells.

Officials: School issues impact job attraction

November 18, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

As leaders raise questions about the future of county education, local economic developers say the current situation casts doubt over one of the main quality-of-life issues companies examine when relocating.

Weak school systems, they say, create an under-developed workforce, which then limits what kinds of jobs Oktibbeha County can attract.

Almost 70 percent of county voters cast Nov. 6 ballots

November 18, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

An official 2012 presidential election summary shows 7,171 outlying Oktibbeha County voters cast their ballots on Nov. 6, while 10,945 city voters went to the polls.

Counting absentee and affidavit ballots, Oktibbeha County as a whole experienced a voter turnout of 18,284. That is 68.85 percent of the county’s 26,557 registered voters.

SPD earns national CALEA accreditation

November 18, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

In 2008, Starkville Police Department became the first municipal law enforcement agency in the state to successfully complete the assessment for accreditation by the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

Christmas Open House welcomes holiday season

November 18, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is ushering in the holiday season with its Christmas Open House in downtown Starkville from noon to 5 p.m today.

Jennifer Gregory, GSDP chief operating officer and vice president of tourism development, said the communitywide event has become a definitive holiday tradition for Starkville.

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