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Justice Court battles old fines: Delinquent fines exceed $539K

August 22, 2013

Oktibbeha County is still waiting for more than a half-million dollars, but it’s hard to collect.

According to Oktibbeha County Justice Court records, as of early August, more than 2,700 people owed the county money in deliquent fines, or fines that are more than 30 days past due. The list, which is about 56 pages long, totaled up to $539,930.20 in delinquent fines.

Schools taking anti-bullyinag policies to heart

August 22, 2013

Parents and school faculty members are having to consider bullying as another school year begins in Starkville.

Bullying is an age-old problem in schools — one administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and students have to work together to address. Though bullying will likely be an issue for as long as there are children in schools, Starkville’s schools are working to combat it.

College freshmen face challenges with studies

August 22, 2013

As dean of Mississippi State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Greg Dunaway knows a recurring narrative in the lives of college freshmen all too well.

Groups collaborate for bench project at 3 local cemeteries

August 22, 2013

Over the course of 48 hours on Aug. 17-18, Micah Knox and members of Boy Scouts of America and Modern Woodmen of America joined forces to build benches for two Odd Fellows cemeteries, near Highway 82 and University Drive, and Brush Harbor Cemetery.

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