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House passes school consolidation bill

February 13, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Mississippi House of Representatives Wednesday.

Zoning board OKs church requests, adds conditions

February 13, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission recommended city approval for nine land use requests from First Baptist Church at its meeting Tuesday, adding some conditions that an FBC representative says have caused concern among church members.

USM tornado damage estimated in tens of millions

February 13, 2013

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON — Officials estimate it will take tens of millions of dollars to repair damage at the University of Southern Mississippi caused by Sunday’s tornado.

School consolidation bill passes Miss. House

February 13, 2013

A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Miss. House today.

The bill's next stop will be the state Senate. If it passes through, the districts will merge into the Starkville Consolidated School District effective July 1, 2015. The current attendance zones and school district boundaries would remain in place under the bill.

MSU welcomes Dunlap as first artist-in-residence

February 13, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi native and internationally recognized artist William "Bill" Dunlap is reconnecting with his roots as Mississippi State University's first artist-in-residence during the spring 2013 semester.

Trustees: Call state legislators

February 13, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The first opportunity for the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to discuss a state House bill that would consolidate the city and county school districts yielded encouragement from the board to stakeholders to call their representatives and make their opinions known.

Supes hear input from attendees

February 13, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard called a special meeting Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex to inform county residents about legislation to consolidate the Oktibbeha County School District and the Starkville School District and voice these residents’ concerns to legislators.

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