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November 17th

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.

November 16th

SYP gives back with 1st communitywide coat drive

November 17, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

In the holiday spirit of giving back, Starkville Young Professionals is sponsoring its first communitywide coat drive at several locations around Starkville.

City tax collections break Sept. record

November 17, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville recorded its highest September sales tax return on record, an accomplishment city leaders say shows positive signs for the city’s economy future.

Tax figures released by the city show a collection of $498,516.66, a 6.74 percent increase from last year’s September total of $467,034.81.

IHL approves land sale to Castleberry

November 17, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of Mississippi Public Universities has cleared Mississippi State University to sell land near its E.E. Cooley Building to developer Mark Castleberry as part of a commercial development.

November 15th

OCH lease opens door for local Baptist clinic

November 15, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Vel Matthew-Smith is commuting so her patients don’t have to make the drive.

Officials send feds state insurance plan

November 15, 2012

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi’s insurance commissioner is going ahead with a state health insurance exchange, over objections from Gov. Phil Bryant, a fellow Republican.

IHL approves MSU request for capital improvements fee

November 15, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of Mississippi Public Universities approved a request Thursday from Mississippi State University to add a $50-per-semester capital improvements fee to student tuition beginning in the fall of 2013.

Supervisors weigh in on consolidation

November 15, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Two additional county supervisors say they are open for meetings to discuss issues that surround Oktibbeha County School District’s state takeover, lack of accreditation and potential student transfers to the Starkville School District following District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer’s suggestion for such gatherings.

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