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August 8th

Miss. seeing new West Nile reports

August 8, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Though there have been no reports of anyone in Oktibbeha County being infected with the West Nile virus since 2007, there has been an increase in cases statewide in the last month, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.

Bus monitors not returning to city schools

August 8, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted at its Tuesday meeting not to rehire its 12 bus monitors, choosing to install security cameras on the buses and giving drivers radio contact with school principals instead.

August 7th

Redistricting plan acquires city approval

August 7, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved to adopt Golden Triangle Planning and Development District’s revised redistricting plan at its meeting Tuesday.

Starkville school board nixes STEEP

August 7, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to remove the System to Enhance Educational Performance screening program, cutting three of the annual evaluations for students in kindergarten through second grade.

MSU earns $1.7 million in rural economy grants

August 7, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Mississippi State University announced Tuesday that its College of Business has received a $650,000 grant from the federal Economic Development Administration, which it will use to leverage a previously announced $1,065,000 EDA grant to aid rural economic development in 61 Mississippi counties, including Oktibbeha County.

Redistricting on aldermen agenda

August 7, 2012

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider adopting a new redistricting plan tonight at its meeting.
Two public hearings have been held on various plans drafted by Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, which was picked earlier this year to spearhead the process.

Supes hear report on county roads

August 7, 2012

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard from Road Manager Victor Collins at its meeting Monday regarding his staff’s progress on road improvements.

APSEC conference comes to Miss. State

August 7, 2012

It has been 12 years since Mississippi State University last played host to alumni association representatives from its fellow Southeastern Conference schools.

Sitel to lay off 58 call center jobs in Starkville office

August 7, 2012

Sitel Corp. Vice President of Global Product Management Andrew Kokes has confirmed that 58 employees in the company’s Starkville-based call center will be laid off in September.

Sitel, a business process outsourcing provider based out of Nashville, Tenn., currently has nearly 500 call center employees in Starkville.

County school board rejects lake proposal

August 7, 2012

The Oktibbeha County School District Board voted Monday to reject the only lease proposal for the Oktibbeha County Lake it received before the July 31 deadline because the proposal did not meet the lake’s appraised value.

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