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February 27th

FBC project passes BOAA hurdle

February 28, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted in favor of two variances from form-based codes for First Baptist Church’s proposed child care facility and drop-off lane Wednesday at City Hall.

Local impact of Section 5 debated

February 28, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

Times have changed and race relations in Mississippi have certainly improved since 1965.

On that point, both Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton and the county’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Chris Taylor adamantly agree.

MSU helps OCSD with achievement

February 27, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University is using resources to assist the Oktibbeha County School District in an effort to improve student achievement and raise graduation rates at the request of OCSD and the Mississippi Department of Education, according to MSU Vice President for Research David Shaw.

February 26th

Future of bank branches uncertain

February 26, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Renasant Corporation and First M&F Corporation signed a definitive merger agreement earlier this month, but any discussion on what will become of the two Starkville M&F locations is moot until acquisition closes later this year, according to Renasant representatives.

Pryor, FBC making municipal appeal

February 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals will meet to discuss two variances for First Baptist Church’s new child care facility at 4 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall’s Community Development Department.

HPC passes districts along to aldermen

February 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission recommended approval of boundaries and standards for local historic districts without any amendments at its meeting Tuesday, despite multiple residents appearing at the meeting to ask them to exclude their properties from the districts.

Spring ‘unWINE’ showcases MSA

February 26, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

With the spring season right around the corner, women of Starkville are ready to raise a glass and make a toast to warmer weather as the Greater Starkville Development Partnership sponsors its latest unWINE Downtown event.

SPD swears in 4 new officers

February 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Brandon Hernandez had two family members at the Starkville Police Department before he joined SPD himself. His brother-in-law, Jonathan Headley, and his wife, Gabrielle Hernandez, are both officers with SPD, but he said that did not mean those two played a role in recruiting him.

IHL Diversity Award nominees recognized

February 26, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

Taking on the predominantly men’s world of athletics might be a challenge for any female athletic department employee at a major university. That was especially true for Ann Carr, who spent eight years of her career as an academic adviser for the Mississippi State University football team.

February 25th

Former OC deputy recognized for valor

February 26, 2013

Earlier this month, former Oktibbeha County Deputy David Lewis received a plaque that reminded him of a day that could have been his last.

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