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November 3rd

Consultant to discuss potential OCH analysis

November 4, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hear a presentation on a possible hospital financial analysis from consultant Barry Plunkett during its 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the county courthouse.

Plunkett’s presentation is scheduled for 9:50 a.m., but the flow of county business could push the issue earlier or later in the day.

Cases resolved in 3rd, final week of circuit court term

November 4, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County wrapped up the third and final week of its fall term Friday.

The following cases were resolved:

Kewon D. Doss was found guilty of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, a $1,200 fine and $4,890 in restitution. He had been charged with killing 38-year-old Larry Davis, his uncle, in January.

County schools planning to evaluate goals, strategy

November 4, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Jayne Sargent plans to revisit the district’s goals and strategic plan in a future meeting, but that item does not appear on an agenda for the OCSD’s noon Monday at the district’s offices.

November 2nd

Harper faces minor party opposition for 3rd term

November 3, 2012

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON — Republican Gregg Harper is the only one of Mississippi’s four congressmen who doesn’t face major party opposition on Nov. 6.

Reform Party candidate John “Luke” Pannell stands between Harper and a third term representing central Mississippi’s 3rd District.

Doss gets 20 years for manslaughter

November 3, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Kewon Delarryous Doss was found guilty of manslaughter during the third and final week of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court’s fall term.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Doss was previously charged with killing 38-year-old Larry Davis, his uncle, in January.

MSU officials consider ban on smoking

November 3, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

A Mississippi State University official proposed a policy revision that would end tobacco use on campus by August 2014.

November 1st

Harper visits MSU, discusses life in Congress

November 1, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper emphasized the importance of building connections, understanding history and remaining positive in the face of gridlock during his speech for Mississippi State University’s Morris W.H. Collins Speaker Series Thursday at Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Room.

3 challenge Wicker for US Senate seat

November 1, 2012

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — Republican Roger Wicker of Tupelo says he has “a mainstream conservative record” representing Mississippi in the U.S. Senate and deserves the opportunity to serve a full six-year term after replacing Trent Lott.

Circuit clerk’s office opens for absentee voters

November 1, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledialynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex will extend its hours this weekend to accommodate absentee voters.

Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton says his office will open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for last-minute absentee voting. Those who choose to mail in their votes must have them postmarked by the deadline.

Municipal complex validation hearing held

November 1, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

After more than seven hours of testimony, a decision on whether the city of Starkville’s approval of a 20-year lease-purchase plan to issue certificates of participation for funding of a new municipal complex now lies in the hands of 14th Chancery District Judge Jim Davidson Jr.

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