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Palmer Home for Children receives surprising donation

September 1, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

With the help of the Mississippi State Treasury and a team from ABC’s Good Morning America, the Palmer Home for Children in Columbus received quite a surprise earlier this year.

Director of Marketing and Communication for the Palmer Home Katharine Hewlitt said funds were received last year after the passing of one of the organization’s supporters.

SSD: New test will aid prep for next MCT

September 1, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Mississippi Department of Education has released data showing percentages of students who earned proficient or advanced scores on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2), showing minor but consistent growth across all grades tested in the Starkville School District.

Locals asked to help Isaac victims

September 1, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Mississippi State University’s Maroon Volunteer Center and Volunteer Starkville are each encouraging locals to volunteer to assist areas impacted by Hurricane Isaac through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services.

Minority leaders convene to raise graduation rates

September 1, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Samuel Thomas Nichols remembers being unable to intercept the grades mailed to his home after his first semester of college and having to hear from his parents about those grades.

Local stores prepare for retail event

September 1, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

The second year of Bulldog Brunch and Browse begins Sunday, and city retailers say they are gearing up to introduce an influx of consumers to the best of Starkville shopping.

Officials to study Texas ID ruling

September 1, 2012

FROM WIRE REPORTS

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi secretary of state’s office will study a court ruling that struck down the Texas voter identification law to see if it might have an impact on Mississippi’s law.

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