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August 14th

Hodgepodge festival to highlight music, family

August 15, 2012


Thanks to a host of local musicians and an army of community volunteers, this weekend will see a lot of love poured onto a sweet, local family.

Over the Aug. 17-18 weekend, Rick’s Cafe will host the Hodgepodge Music Festival featuring 18 different musical acts all playing and singing to benefit Liam Hodge, the son of Ben and Selena Hodge.

MUW’s future discussed at club meeting

August 15, 2012


In Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig’s eyes, there are two kinds of economic impact MUW has on Columbus, Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle.

City error revealed by platting request

August 15, 2012


The Starkville Planning and Zoning commission recommended approval of a final plat for a new phase of Huntington Park, removing a condition concerning fire code compliance after deciding the issue was not relevant to the request.

August 13th

Excel by 5 recognizes local children’s services

August 13, 2012


Excel By 5 named Oktibbeha County as a “Certified Early Childhood Community” on Friday, culminating two and a half years of effort from the county’s Excel By 5 coalition to make the county a better place for families to raise young children.

County school board OKs budget proposal

August 13, 2012


The Oktibbeha County School District Board unanimously approved the proposed school district budget for the 2012-13 school year at its special call meeting Monday.

The budget has a total projected revenue of $11,223,915.96, $2,838.96 more than the 2011-12 budget of $11,221,077.

HPC clears funds, but rules are still not complete yet

August 13, 2012


The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission approved payment for the writer of “Standards for Starkville’s Historic Districts” at its meeting Tuesday, but after discussing several remaining changes desired, the commission did not hold a vote to approve a final draft.

Homes, church go before zone board

August 13, 2012


The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a final plat approval request for a new phase of Huntington Park and hold a public hearing on repurposing a Whitfield Road commercial building as a place of worship at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

August 12th

Federal changes coming to local school cafeterias

August 13, 2012

President Barack Obama may have signed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act into law in 2010, but the act is not yet in full effect.

Beverly Lowry, director of child nutrition for the Starkville School District, said the legislation only entered its implementation phase this year. Training on the new regulations was not available until July, she said.

MSU students care for tiger cubs in South Africa

August 13, 2012

Right now Starkville resident and Mississippi State University student Jake Read is just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa providing care to tiger and lion cubs.

His unique opportunity to take a two-week trip to the country was provided through GoEco, a volunteer organization established in 2005.

Preservation guide nearing final drafting

August 12, 2012

The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will hold a specially called meeting Aug. 13 to complete the historic preservation guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

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