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SSD starts teacher mentoring program

June 26, 2013

Starkville School District adopted a budget for the 2013-14 school year at a Tuesday evening board of education meeting.

The budget was unchanged from the one presented at a budget hearing a week prior to the meeting. The budget will allow the district $45.6 million in expenditures and $46.48 million in revenue.

MSU hosts autism youth camp

June 26, 2013

When Bernice Johnson was young, she had an aunt and uncle who did not know how to read.

Partnership seeking new Chamber VP

June 26, 2013

One month after former Chamber of Commerce Vice President Austin Shafer vacated his position, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is looking to fill that role.

CEO Jennifer Gregory said the Partnership was accepting resumes and hoped to have someone in place by the end of August. In the interim, she said, various members of the GSDP staff had absorbed duties.

US Supreme Court strikes VRA section 4

June 26, 2013

The United States Supreme Court on Monday struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Court, in a 5-4 ruling, threw out Section 4 of the act, which used a formula to designate what parts of the country had to have changes made to their voting laws cleared by the federal government. Section 5 of the VRA gave the federal government the ability to approve or deny any changes.

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