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Supes to weigh lease options for county lake

February 17, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Lease options regarding the county’s portion of Oktibbeha County Lake and a resolution to support consolidation of Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools will be two discussion topics in today’s board of supervisors meeting, officials say.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

Miss. bills could lead to prayer in schools

February 17, 2013

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) — Supporters say bills to guarantee religious freedom in Mississippi public schools are meant to ensure students can talk about spiritual beliefs and aren’t deprived of their rights.

But some supporters also say the measures would legalize prayer before school audiences, and that makes people who advocate for separation of church and state uneasy.

Retiring Mullins has helped boost Mississippi education

February 17, 2013

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — Over the past three decades in Mississippi, few people have matched Andy Mullins’ expertise in education policies and practices.

Residents work to honor history of Needmore area

February 17, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

For the past year, Charles Evans has been working to bring history out of hiding.

Wynn joins race for Ward 2 seat

February 17, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

A second candidate has emerged to run against incumbent Sandra Sistrunk for the Ward 2 Alderman seat as a Democrat.

Lisa Wynn, currently a literacy coach and a trustee for the Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System Board, is a former Starkville School District employee, where she was a special education and reading teacher.

Shakespeare performance, workshop set

February 17, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

The works of William Shakespeare continue to dominate the cultural landscape of Mississippi State University as the Department of Communication prepares for the arrival of the American Shakespeare Center as it presents a professional performance of “Twelfth Night” 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium.

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