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Maben fire chief resigns

December 5, 2012

Maben Fire Department Chief Justin Collins resigned Tuesday, citing personnel issues, according to sources.
Oktibbeha County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said his departure is strictly an internal situation and a personnel matter.

Batiste challenges death sentence before Miss. Supreme Court

December 5, 2012

The attorney for Bobby Batiste, who was sentenced to death in 2009 for capital murder in the death of Andreas Galanis, argued to the Mississippi Supreme Court today that prosecutors were unsuccessful in proving Batiste robbed his victim, which is necessary for an Oktibbeha County jury to convict him of that count.

SSD denies 1 OCSD transfer, grants another

December 5, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville School District Board of Directors denied one parent’s request for her children to transfer from the Oktibbeha County School District to the SSD, but it accepted the same request from Orlando Trainer, because he has become an SSD employee.

Aldermen approve MDOT drainage fix after deliberation

December 5, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

After robust debate on approving using $20,000 from the city’s storm drainage budget for a capital improvement project on a portion of Miss. Highway 182, the Starkville Board of Aldermen chose to do so in a 5-1 vote with one abstention at its meeting Tuesday.

Sitel in Starkville to add 100-150 jobs

December 5, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Sitel Corp. announced plans Tuesday to hire 3,000 more workers in the U.S. and Canada, and a Sitel representative has confirmed 100-150 of those jobs will be coming to Sitel’s Starkville offices.

Keenum, Wiseman honor Starkville first responders

December 5, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

At a luncheon hosted by Mississippi State University at Fire Station No. 1 in Starkville Monday, MSU President Mark Keenum and Mayor Parker Wiseman personally served holiday meals to local first responders in honor of their commitment to both campus and city.

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