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August 2nd

Bryant discusses merit-based pay, economic development

August 2, 2012

From staff and wire reports

PHILADELPHIA — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant took center stage under the old oaks of surrounding the Founder’s Square Pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair and repeated his call for merit pay for teachers, opposition to expansion of the Medicaid program under the Obama health care reforms, and the need for continued caution in state budgeting and spending.

SSD teachers, leaders hold annual event

August 2, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Early in his address at the Starkville School District’s teacher convocation, Lewis Holloway quoted a newspaper advertisement he said Irish adventurer Ernest Shackleton placed in London papers for an expedition across the Antarctic continent on foot:

Flood insurance rates to decrease

August 2, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Starkville residents who live in floodplains will soon have some help with their insurance rates as a result of the city being accepted into the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.

August 1st

City surfacing 2 gravel roads from ’98 annex

August 1, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Two gravel roads on property annexed by the city of Starkville in 1998 are receiving a much needed facelift.

The city has contracted Okalona-based Ausbern Construction Company to put a cement surface on the remaining unpaved portion of Greta Lane in its entirety as well as several sections of Collier Road.

Restaurant to host wine tasting event

August 1, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Starkville residents interested in a different dining experience this weekend can look no further than its very own Veranda.

On Saturday, The Veranda will host a specialized five-course menu and wine tasting event beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available for $65 which includes tax and gratuity.

Reeves promises education reforms, bond bill review

August 1, 2012

From staff and wire reports

PHILADELPHIA — Fairgoers at the opening day of festivities from the state’s premier political stump at the Neshoba County Fair’s tin-roofed pavilion heard state leaders talk about education reform, Medicaid expansion and the impact that might have on the state budget during Wednesday’s political speeches.

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