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January 19th

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.

January 18th

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.

January 17th

Fire destroys historic Webster Co. courthouse

January 18, 2013

By RUTHIE ROBINSON
The Webster Progress-Times

WALTHALL — An early morning fire Thursday gutted and destroyed most of the historic Webster County Courthouse.

The Walthall Volunteer Fire Department and Eupora Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alert and found the courthouse in flames about 2:30 a.m.

MSU perfect on IHL fire sprinkler mandate

January 18, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

City still eligible for ambulance service grant, will pursue

January 18, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The city of Starkville may still be eligible for a Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund grant despite reports earlier this month that the opportunity would not be available.

MDE shooting drill scheduled at Overstreet

January 18, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi Department of Education officials will hold a live-shooter exercise Saturday at Overstreet School as part of the organization’s school safety training initiative.

The exercise is closed to the public and will occur throughout the day, MDE school safety spokesman Don Criswell said.

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