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January 11th

Hilton asking city not to bail on ambulance funding

January 12, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

OCH Regional Medical Center Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton will appear before the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night to ask for reconsideration of a decision it made Jan. 3 to suspend payments for ambulance services.

Symphony beginning new year with ‘Jazz’

January 12, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will open a new year of concerts with its performance of “All That Jazz” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville.

Symphony conductor Michael Brown said the concert’s first half will feature works by Darius Milhaud and Aaron Copland.

Pulley promises vigilance in 1st regular meeting

January 12, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley discussed prior meetings with faculty and staff and plans for supervision of those employees at her first regular monthly meeting Thursday.

Gregory: Traffic increasing to tourism site

January 12, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Visits to Starkville’s primary tourism website are increasing, a fact that reflects greater interest in the city and the impact of special promotions, Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials said Wednesday.

January 10th

Local kennel club hosts annual dog competition

January 10, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

The Golden Triangle Kennel Club welcomes hundreds of canine enthusiasts with its annual dog show Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi State University Horse Park.

GTKC President Nancy Boden said entries increased for this year’s competition with approximately 600 participants scheduled to attend.

Saturday marks end of absentee voting

January 10, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Saturday is the last day Oktibbeha County voters within state Senate Dist. 16 can cast absentee ballots in the special election to fill the late Miss. Sen. Bennie Turner’s seat.

Keenum reveals new scholarship for STAR students

January 10, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum used the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Capital Day meeting in Jackson as a platform to announce a $6,000 scholarship paid over four years for each student-winner in MEC’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.

UPDATE: Officials confirm 3 deaths from fire

January 10, 2013

Officials confirmed Thursday three people died during a Wednesday blaze, including a volunteer firefighter with District 5 Fire Department.
According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department, the deceased are 92-year-old Celia Craig Robson, her grandson, 23-year-old Samuel Razi Morris and 48-year-old Geraldine Bradford Rice.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

January 9th

No sensitive data lost in MSU cyber attack

January 9, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University officials are investigating a cyber attack in which hackers obtained non-sensitive employee data from one of the school’s numerous servers.

Excel By 5 eyeing city signs, plans upcoming events

January 9, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Excel By 5 Coalition discussed future events and plans to increase publicity, including new potential signage at city entrances, at its meeting Wednesday at the Starkville School District’s Family Centered Programs office.

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