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July 18th

Miller: Possible repairs lack funding source

July 18, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

Mississippi Horse Park Director Bricklee Miller says a local engineer is currently developing plans to repair the facility’s damaged harness racing track, but funding is needed to go forward on the project.
Once repair plans and cost estimates are finalized, Miller said she will approach the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors about funding options.

Rezoning request from Feb. returns to planning board

July 18, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a specially called public hearing 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall to consider recommending approval of a zoning change from R-1 (single-family residential) to R-M (mobile home).

‘SCT: Unplugged’ debuts downtown

July 18, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Starkville Community Theater unveils its newest summer musical tonight with the premiere of “SCT: Unplugged” at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Starkville.

Director Carole Sorenson said the musical has a different feel compared to previous years, but audiences will be excited about the music selected.

July 17th

Board chooses Adams as director of finance

July 17, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved to hire Taylor Adams as the city’s new director of finance at its meeting Tuesday night.

Adams’ first day on the job will be Aug. 1. His salary will be $73,500.

MSU Foundation year breaks record with $86M in gifts

July 17, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Mississippi State University officials reported Tuesday that the MSU Foundation raised $86.4 million during the 2012 fiscal year, breaking the previous year’s record of $80.3 million by more than $6 million.

Miss. DYW event begins Thursday

July 17, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Competition for the title of Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman 2013 begins Thursday, with local resident Holly Travis representing Starkville.

SFD teaches safety, skills at Youth Fire Academy

July 17, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Though school is still out for summer, more than three dozen local children are in session for a different kind of class.

UPDATE: Gunman in custody in Ala. bar shooting

July 17, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A gunman who fired into a crowded downtown bar near the University of Alabama campus and wounded nearly a dozen people was taken into custody Tuesday, police said.

Sgt. Brent Blakely would not release any details about how the man was apprehended, but said police planned a 1 p.m CDT news conference.

July 16th

City to discuss bid for grant, city clerk hire

July 16, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider authorizing the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District to prepare and submit a HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant application during its 5:30 p.m. meeting tonight at City Hall.

County approves firefighter funding

July 16, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

Oktibbeha County Fire Services officials say funding from a recently approved grant will help increase volunteer staffs by approximately 80 firefighters over the next two years.

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