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Unity Park monuments remain covered

January 19, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Monuments honoring key national figures who championed race relations and education remain covered by tarps at the Oktibbeha County Education Building, but supervisors say they are working to not only remove those in the future, but also add plaques honoring local civil rights advocates.

MLK Day to feature breakfast, service, march, education

January 19, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Mississippi 4-H kicks off robotics program

January 19, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The threshold of a new level of robotics waited for Hallie Westbrook inside a Lego box.

Mardi Gras highlighted in new museum display

January 19, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

While Fat Tuesday might not happen until Feb. 12, organizers and volunteers at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are getting into the Mardi Gras spirit with its newest exhibit.

Former Maben mayor Johnson dies

January 19, 2013

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed Saturday the death of former Maben Mayor Jim Harris Johnson.
Hunt said Johnson died of natural causes at his residence in Maben between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday. He was 72.

Manning continues pursuit of new trial

January 19, 2013

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi prosecutors now have until Feb. 11 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.

In an order signed this week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood for more time. Hood's original deadline was Jan. 10.

SMSA awarded grant for park access improvements

January 19, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville residents will soon see infrastructure, accessibility and beautification projects at a local park thanks to a grant provided by the Mississippi Development Authority.

Officials forming new market board

January 19, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville Main Street Association officials are seeking volunteers to serve on the newly created Starkville Community Market Advisory Board.

Campus sessions reveal marketing avenues for MUW

January 19, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi University for Women may not be exclusively for women anymore, but MUW president Jim Borsig said that does not mean the university’s name is changing anytime soon.

IHL boosts budget for new MSU dining hall

January 19, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved an increase in funding and scope for a new, $12.5 million Mississippi State University dining facility and a $6.5 million MSU lighting retrofit project at its meeting Thursday at Jackson’s Universities Center.

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