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June 13th

Local drug court facing cuts

June 13, 2013

Drug courts across the state could be in jeopardy beginning July 1, and the 16th District Drug Court serving Oktibbeha, Clay, Lowndes and Noxubee counties is no exception.

June 12th

Mill project preliminary plat approved

June 12, 2013

Starkville Planning and Zoning Board on Tuesday reviewed and approved a preliminary plat to allow Mississippi State University to move forward with the next step of The Mill project, a large-scale hotel conference center development project located along Russell Street at the Cooley Building. Included in plans for the property’s development are a 110-room hotel and city-owned parking garage.

Trainer’s efforts continue: Supervisor still seeks fiscal analysis for hospital

June 12, 2013

Talk of potentially leasing the OCH Regional Medical Center has resurfaced.

However, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors doesn’t seem any closer to proceeding with an analysis of the hospital’s finances than they did when the issue came up in 2012. A financial analysis is required by state law before the county can take any further steps toward leasing or selling the facility.

City seeking people to fill board vacancies

June 12, 2013

The city of Starkville is looking for a number of people who are willing to serve. Precisely, as of now, that number is 16.

SSD OKs tax hike

June 12, 2013

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a $9.95 million bond over 10 years for facility maintenance projects and discussed options for scaling that bond back if needed at a later date.

The bond will be funded through a 3-mil property tax increase.

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June 11th

Fire ants pose nuisance throughout Mississippi

June 11, 2013

As summer returns, so does an infamous pest.

Fire ants are a well-known nuisance throughout Mississippi and the rest of the South. Richard Linley, owner of Northeast Exterminating services, said ants tend to be a seasonal issue.

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‘Breadwinner moms’ study resonates

June 11, 2013

On May 29, the Pew Research Center released a study of U.S. Census Bureau data, titled “Breadwinner Moms,” saying mothers are the sole or primary income source for a record 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18, up from 11 percent in 1960.

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Firefighters train on new ladder truck

June 11, 2013

Firefighters with the Starkville Fire Department are learning the ins and outs of the city’s new ladder truck technology this week. Chief Rodger Mann said the crew would begin training today on the truck’s operations and pump system. The city obtained the new truck on May 29, a replacement for the 28-year-old Engine No. 2.

Tax increase on SSD agenda

June 11, 2013

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will consider approving a $9.95 million bond for facility maintenance projects at its meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Greensboro Center.

June 10th

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA - Donald boon to local military

June 10, 2013

Retired Army colonel Jeff Donald made a career out of serving, and he continues to serve even after his retirement. As a member of the American Legion, OSERVS, Rotary Club and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Military Affairs Committee, Donald strives to improve the lives of other veterans and members of the community.

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