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May 22nd

SOAR distributes community grants

May 22, 2013

tarkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) distributed $13,820 in grants and awards to nine community organizations on Tuesday.

Alderman hear city audit report

May 22, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen reviewed the city’s 2012 audit report and addressed concerns on the findings of the 2012 Parks Commission audit on Tuesday.

Wynn takes Ward 2 runoff

May 22, 2013

Lisa Wynn’s work on the campaign trail finally ended on Tuesday night. Now the alderman-elect will begin a new kind of work.

Wynn defeated incumbent Sandra Sistrunk by a 209-189 margin Tuesday in the Democratic runoff for Starkville’s Ward 2 alderman after absentee and paper ballots were counted, making the 18 affidavit ballots cast essentially moot.

May 21st

SSD stakeholders discuss marketing, consolidation

May 21, 2013

Haley Montgomery saw teachable moments in Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and not just for her children.

Blackout goes without hitch

May 21, 2013

Sunday's planned city-wide power outage put Starkville one step closer to completing a $20 million transmission project for adding a second power source.

Supervisors OK lake lease

May 21, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved at Monday’s meeting a lease to grant county-owned portions of the Oktibbeha County Lake to former Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury and John Barnett.

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Aldermen to hear audit report

May 21, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen will hear the city's 2012 audit report during its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall and discuss how to deal with an audit finding related to a Parks Commission project.

May 19th

Sales tax revenue stays on rise

May 19, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The first quarter of sales tax collection figures in Starkville indicates a steady increase in revenue for 2013.

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OCH celebrates 40th anniversary

May 19, 2013

By JAMIE ALLEN
Special to Starkville Daily News

On a snowy winter day in January 1973, the move was made from the former Felix Long Memorial Hospital to another small facility in Oktibbeha County on land donated by the families of J.T. Garrard and Curby Steadman.

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May 17th

Batiste sentence upheld

May 17, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a death penalty sentence issued to Bobby Batiste for the convicted murder of his roommate at 21 Apartments near Mississippi State University.

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