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Oktibbeha County is still waiting for more than a half-million dollars, but itâ€™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.
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 â€” 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, Starkvilleâ€™s schools are working to combat it.
As dean of Mississippi State Universityâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences, Greg Dunaway knows a recurring narrative in the lives of college freshmen all too well.
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.