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May 8th

Two alderman race too close to call pending affidavits

May 8, 2013

A primary election night that left two alderman wards in limbo also produced an easy victory for Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman.

Wiseman, a one-term incumbent, easily defeated democratic challenger Mary Lee Beal by a 1,763 to 963 margin in Tuesday’s primary, according to unofficial totals. Wiseman will face Republican Dan Moreland in the June 4 general election.

May 7th

Ripken Foundation gives students glimpse of college

May 7, 2013

Last Friday, “Iron Man 3” opened at the box office, earning $175.3 million in its first three days, the second biggest opening weekend of all time. On Monday, MSU President Mark Keenum spoke to children from across the state about a different “Iron Man” who also posted impressive numbers.

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School district reports progress on accreditation

May 7, 2013

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley announced at the district’s meeting Monday that the district has received preliminary clearance from the Mississippi Department of Education of 12 accreditation standards.

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Supervisors OK bond resolution

May 7, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Monday a resolution for intent to issue bonds for economic development projects in the future.

Joey Deason, the Oktibbeha County representative in the Golden Triangle Link, presented the resolution, which would see the county prepared to issue up to $5 million for future projects, if needed.

Manning’s fate met with mixed emotions

May 7, 2013

A group of protesters gathered at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse on Monday to plead for the release of death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning.

Manning faces execution at 6 p.m. today for the 1992 murders of two Mississippi State University students.

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May 6th

County elementary schools earn accolades

May 6, 2013

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley will recognize students, faculty and staff at West Oktibbeha County Elementary School and East Oktibbeha County Elementary School for awards they received in Jackson at the district’s monthly meeting today at noon in the district offices. 

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Candidates square off in Tuesday primary

May 6, 2013

Residents of Starkville will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard on mayoral and aldermen positions. Primary elections will get under way as polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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May 4th

Market sees strong start

May 4, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Despite cooler-than-normal temperatures brought on by days of steady rain, the 2013 Starkville Community Market opened to a strong start and big crowds on Saturday morning.

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Local housing market stable

May 4, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Despite fears inspired by the 2007 housing market crash, real estate markets remain local, and the Starkville market in particular has remained stable, said Michelle Amos of Coldwell Banker.

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Board of Supervisors to discuss county lake lease

May 4, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors may consider leasing additional land at the Oktibbeha County Lake to John Barnett and former Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury at a meeting on Monday morning.

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