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January 14th

Aldermen to consider hiring parking official

January 15, 2013

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider hiring a part-time parking enforcement officer during its 5:30 p.m. recess meeting tonight at City Hall.

Approval of the position would require appropriation of additional funds to supplement Starkville Police Department’s budget. Funding for the temporary position would not exceed $11,000 for the 2013 fiscal year.

National parks director speaking today at MSU

January 15, 2013

Before Jonathan B. Jarvis became director of the National Park Service, Walter Diehl knew him as a classmate and fraternity brother.

Diehl, now associate dean of Mississippi State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, said he and Jarvis were both biology majors at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and they were both part of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Wiseman begins re-election effort, highlights 1st term

January 15, 2013

Mayor Parker Wiseman officially started his re-election campaign Monday in an announcement at Starkville Community Market.

West Point candidates vie for Senate seat

January 15, 2013

Voters across a four-county area will decide Miss. Senate’s District 16 successor during today’s special election.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Two candidates from West Point, Independent Kenny Fowler and Democrat Angela Turner-Lairy, qualified for the special election after former state Sen. Bennie Turner died in November. He was 64.

January 13th

Homeward Bound works with MSU to save animals’ lives

January 13, 2013

Most of the animals in Mississippi animal shelters never find a home.

Zoning board defers FBC plan decision again

January 13, 2013

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission deferred its decision Tuesday concerning the proposed First Baptist Church master plan to its February meeting to ensure that the corresponding public hearing is in compliance with city standards.

January 12th

Keenum discusses budget with faculty

January 13, 2013


Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum discussed the need for more funding from the state government and his work with state officials to make that funding possible at a meeting of the MSU Faculty Senate Friday at Mitchell Memorial Library.

4 aldermen intend to seek re-election in municipal race

January 13, 2013


Four of the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s seven current members have either already qualified or announced plans to qualify for another term in this year’s municipal election, while Mayor Parker Wiseman has announced his intention to run for a second term and will have at least one opponent.

Fowler’s platform focuses on learning, employment

January 13, 2013

Editor’s note: This story is the first of two features profiling the candidates running for Miss. Senate District 16’s seat. Independent Kenny Fowler and Democrat Angela Turner-Lairy will face off for the seat in Tuesday’s election. Pick up a copy of Monday’s Starkville Daily News for a feature on Turner-Lairy.

From Daily Times Leader staff reports

County progressing toward planning deal

January 13, 2013


Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said documents releasing the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District from a prior comprehensive plan agreement have been signed, which in turn will allow the county to enter into a similar agreement with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates.

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