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June 6th

County considers aerial mapping

June 6, 2013

Representatives of 20 counties, including Oktibbeha, met on the campus of Mississippi State University Wednesday to learn about an opportunity to have aerial mapping images updated.

The effort, called the Northeast Mississippi Ortho Project, is a joint effort of the 20 counties in northeast and central Mississippi.

Summer meal programs open to area students

June 6, 2013

Children in Oktibbeha County will have access to free healthy breakfasts and lunches this summer, thanks to a new program offered by the Oktibbeha County School District.

Precedents on consolidation board’s plate

June 6, 2013

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure will meet at 1 p.m. today in the Starkville School District Board Room in the Greensboro Center, with prior instances of consolidation in Mississippi expected to be up for discussion.

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Ground broken on Beef O’ Brady’s

June 6, 2013

Months of planning have come to a head for the development team of Beef O’Brady’s. Tabor Construction of Starkville broke ground on the sports pub project Monday on Stark Road.

Kay Regimbal, vice president of development at Tabor, said the planning phase began in October, and while project completion would depend on weather, crews were expected to finish this fall.

June 5th

Heritage Museum brings seashell exhibit

June 5, 2013

Starkville residents may not have to travel far to get a taste of the beach this summer, thanks to a new exhibit at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.

The seashell-themed exhibit, which features eclectic items such as a lamp and miniature car made of shells, will be open all summer and coincide with a museum scavenger hunt volunteer coordinator Diana Crabtree created.

Local hotel to appear on FOX show

June 5, 2013

FOX Broadcasting Network is sending one of its brashest, bluntest critics to Starkville to help whip one of the city’s historic sites into shape.

DNA clears Vail in cold murder case

June 5, 2013

Starkville Police Department said on Tuesday the DNA from William Vail does not match the DNA profile of the perpetrator of a double homicide from Sept. 3, 1990.

Aldermen appoint new prosecutor

June 5, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen appointed Caroline Moore as the city’s new prosecutor Tuesday during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. She will be compensated $50,000 per year for the position.

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NPS gives Mill project green light

June 5, 2013

The National Park Service expressed its positive opinion of the long-discussed hotel/conference center project at the Cooley Center on Tuesday, which project leaders said would help it advance to the next round of planning and implementation.

Wiseman wins

June 5, 2013

After a hard-fought campaign in both camps, Democratic incumbent Parker Wiseman claimed victory over Republican challenger Dan Moreland on Tuesday.

Counting absentee and machine votes citywide, Wiseman took 2,299 votes to Moreland's 1,817.

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