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September 30th

Former MSU entomology professor receives honor

September 30, 2012

Pesticides aren’t the only way to protect crops from pests.

Before retiring as an entomology professor at MSU, Henry Pitre spent several years working with graduate students in Central America and East Africa, where he said farmers cannot simply board an airplane and spray pesticides on their fields from above.

Bryant signs declaration, meeting set

September 30, 2012

The Mississippi Department of Education will send representatives to meet with parents and community leaders at 6 p.m. Monday at East Oktibbeha County High School, where the representatives will communicate a plan of action to correct conditions that prompted Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency in the Oktibbeha County School District Friday.

September 29th

Hosemann: Tax credits granted in research plan

September 30, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann spoke to a gathering at Starkville Country Club Wednesday on a study group he has formed to establish what he is calling the College Private Research Incentive Act.

Supes to consider new deputy cars

September 30, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will consider authorizing the purchase of 15 new cars for the Sheriff’s Department at its meeting 9 a.m. meeting Monday at the county courthouse.

Sheriff Steve Gladney said he hopes the board will move forward with his request so he can replenish the department’s fleet.

County Democrats gather, show support for candidates

September 30, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County and Starkville supporters of the Democratic party gathered Saturday at Moncrief Park to show support for their candidates running in November’s elections.

September 28th

Democrats to host rally at Moncrief Park

September 29, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee will host a rally beginning 3 p.m. today at Moncrief Park.

Albert N. Gore, who is running for United States Senate in November against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, will be the featured speaker.

Excel By 5 program plans celebration

September 29, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Excel By 5 certification has arrived in Starkville just in time for Amelia Nell Wiseman.

New developer contract for CottonMill in works

September 29, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

David Shaw, Mississippi State University’s vice president for research and economic development, has confirmed that a 2009 contract has expired with Mark Nicholas of Nicholas Properties in Ridgeland to develop the CottonMill project.

September 27th

Superintendent, board dismissed

September 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Summit speakers discuss need for group teamwork

September 27, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Community leaders met Wednesday at OCH Regional Medical Center to discuss the importance of collaboration as a means of improving economic development in Starkville through improving the city’s quality of life.

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