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July 22nd

State sales tax holiday this weekend

July 22, 2013

Mississippi will suspend sales tax for two days this weekend.

According to the Mississippi Department of Revenue, sales tax will not be charged on clothing or footwear as long as the sales price of a single item is less than $100.

The sales tax holiday will run 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

July 20th

State seniors’ life expectancy ranks last in US

July 21, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

Yet another nationwide study — this one on senior citizen life expectancy — has indicated Mississippi is lagging at the bottom of the heap.

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Murder trial leads court docket

July 21, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

A murder trial for Dennis Thompson will highlight the Oktibbeha County’s third circuit court term of the year.

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July 19th

Defense team withdraws from Quinn murder case

July 19, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

WEST POINT — Archie Quinn’s 2008 capital murder case will face another delay after a Mississippi 16th Circuit judge granted a motion by the defense to allow his attorneys to withdraw.

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Campers learn to design, build new video games

July 19, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville fifth-grader Wyatt Shanahan came to Mississippi State University’s Video Game Engineering Camp wearing a T-shirt listing a periodic table of elements for the video game “Minecraft.”

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City officials return from conference

July 19, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville officials, both elected and appointed, gained new perspective and came back potentially more equipped to handle city business after attending the 2013 Mississippi Municipal League Summer Conference this week.

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July 18th

Sturgis unveils police plan

July 18, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Sturgis Board of Aldermen voted on the structure of the town police department and the timetable for filling its vacancies at its called meeting Thursday, planning to hire three part-time officers including a police chief to start duty by Aug. 1.

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Local girl travels to Europe

July 18, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Two years ago, Savannah Hubbard, a sixth-grade student at Starkville Academy, got the chance to travel to Europe as part of the People to People program.

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GSDP kicks off Holiday Bazaar campaign

July 18, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is looking ahead, preparing to launch its annual Holiday Bazaar campaign.

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MSU tops $80 million in giving

July 18, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University announced Wednesday that its private donations and pledges of future support exceeded $81.3 million for fiscal year 2013, marking the third consecutive year of fundraising exceeding $80 million.

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