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January 7th

Little qualifies for Ward 3 race, plans to foster business

January 8, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Local businessman David Little has qualified to run as a Republican for Ward 3’s alderman seat in this year’s municipal election.

Supervisors retain key county leaders

January 8, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer and Vice President John Montgomery were unanimously re-elected to their respective leadership positions Monday.

Pulley sets expectations in OCSD staff meeting

January 8, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Margie Pulley wasted no time getting down to business.

January 6th

Starkville developments earn statewide acclaim

January 7, 2013

The Home Builders Association of Mississippi named four Starkville developments winners of its eighteenth annual Best in Mississippi Awards in November, including three projects from Tabor Construction and Development and one project from Maison De Ville Association President John Hartlein of Jackson.

Sales tax revenue breaks record for 3rd straight month

January 7, 2013

Sales tax and 2 percent restaurant tax revenues remained largely steady in October 2012, but it was also the third consecutive month of record-breaking sales tax revenues, according to the city of Starkville’s tax revenue report.

Gandy: Recycling a ‘Catch-22’ with slim budget

January 7, 2013

As Starkville marks the third year of its recycling program, Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy said she is encouraged by the number of residents who are signed up for curbside pickup and hopes to see that number grow, but more participation means more money spent on carrying it away, which eats more and more of an already slim department budget.

January 5th

Retailers report strong local shopping season

January 6, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Multiple Starkville retailers are reporting strong returns from this year’s holiday shopping season, pointing to more citizens who keep their holiday shopping local and strong local advertising efforts as the catalysts.

University to offer free health screenings

January 6, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University continues to make health a top priority for its students, faculty and staff as free health screenings begin Monday as a part its the MSU on the Move program.

The program is funded by a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

Supervisors could decide on MSFP tax abatement request

January 6, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hear a tax abatement request from a representative of Main Street Forest Products at its 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the county courthouse.

MDE officials reviewing safety policies

January 6, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi Department of Education officials say the state school system is reviewing safety procedures following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

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