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August 15th

MSU-Meridian marks 40 years

August 15, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

For Lisa Sollie, it’s worth a 198-mile round trip to Starkville to provide Mississippi State University’s ice cream for the right kind of party.

Sollie, project coordinator in recruiting and marketing for MSU-Meridian, said the MSU Student Association in Meridian makes a point of securing MSU’s ice cream for a “Welcome Back” week.

Zoning board: Church needs more parking

August 15, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval for repurposing a Whitfield Street commercial building as a place of worship for Tribe Judah Ministries, adding an extra condition to address parking issues.

August 14th

Food Network chef Marais shows off talent

August 14, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Celebrity chef and Food Network Star finalist Linkie Marais is launching her bright future in the very place her career started.

Marais will begin her first set of in-depth cake decorating classes Aug. 18-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn Bancorp South Conference Center in Tupelo.

Hodgepodge festival to highlight music, family

August 14, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

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 14, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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 14, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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.

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