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July 27th

Preservationists accelerate plans

July 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Historic Preservation made minor adjustments Tuesday to a new draft of historic preservation guidelines and called for a special meeting Aug. 13 to compete the guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

July 26th

New director of sanitation office sought

July 26, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Starkville is in the process of advertising for a new director of sanitation and environmental services after the person who held that position stepped down earlier this month.

Starkville Personnel Officer Randy Boyd confirmed Sharon Boyd, who had been employed with the city since November 1992, left her position and has moved out of Starkville.

C Spire request fails at meeting

July 26, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals rejected C Spire Wireless’s request for variances from city laws needed to erect a 100-foot cellular tower, opening a dialogue about possible changes to those laws at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

SPD charges La. fugitive with burglaries

July 26, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

A fugitive from Lafayette, La. is in custody at Oktibbeha County Jail and charged with four counts of burglary and one count of auto burglary.

Excel By 5 bash readies students for school year

July 26, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Excel By 5 Oktibbeha County Coalition will hold its annual Back to School Bash and Health Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Starkville Sportsplex, bringing together more than 50 organizations and service groups to help parents and students prepare for a new school year.

July 25th

Montgomery opposes hospital sale

July 25, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery says he does not believe the board of supervisors should continue exploring a possible OCH Regional Medical Center sale and he will not cast further votes in favor of continuing the process.

Local contestant will compete for hospitality crown

July 25, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Anna Marie Foster, Starkville’s Miss Hospitality, is on a mission to promote her hometown and state.

Sales tax holiday begins tomorrow

July 25, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Students and their parents in Starkville and across Mississippi have an opportunity to save money on their back-to-school shopping during the statewide sales tax holiday Friday and Saturday.

Funding to improve MSU’s energy efficiency

July 25, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Mississippi State University is receiving funding from both the United States Department of Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority to help improve its buildings’ energy efficiency.

July 24th

Neshoba County Fair festivities begin Friday

July 25, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

The countdown to the 123rd installment of Mississippi’s Giant House Party is almost over.

The Neshoba County Fair, a traditional week-long event featuring everything from horse racing to carnival rides to speeches from Mississippi politicians, starts Friday.

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