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August 8th

Partnership preps for New South weekends

August 8, 2013

Football season is just around the corner, and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is working to promote the city as a destination for game fans with its New South Weekend series.

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August 7th

$5 million bond resolution approved

August 7, 2013

Despite a heated warning from Ward 6 Alderman Roy Perkins that the city could be setting itself up for a potential tax increase, Starkville’s Board of Aldermen passed a resolution setting aside $5 million in general obligation bonds for industrial development.

The measure passed in a 4-2 vote, with only Perkins and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn opposed. Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver was absent.

SSD seeks to spark community interest

August 7, 2013

In May, Starkville School District brought parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders together to brainstorm ways to brand and market the district.

Man indicted on DUI after fatal accident

August 7, 2013

The Oktibbeha County grand jury indicted Christopher James of Madison this week for charges of DUI and aggravated DUI.

Partnership taps Barret for new Chamber job

August 7, 2013

After an extensive search, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership tapped Heath Barret to serve as the new director of membership development for the Chamber of Commerce.

Legends of past, present to be honored at Denim and Diamonds

August 7, 2013

On Friday, patrons will be putting on their boots and buttoning up their best denim to celebrate the second Denim and Diamonds fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum. Not only will event-goers enjoy the festivities, but they will also honor the 2013 Legends of Past and Present.

Ray rebrands to create Denim and Lace

August 7, 2013

As one door closed, another opened for Erin Ray. Literally. On July 20, Ray closed her 2-year-old business Harmonie Boutique, and 10 days later she opened her new boutique, Denim and Lace.

Ray said she had always wanted to open a store on Main Street, and said the timing was perfect.

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August 6th

Supes to meet with hospital

August 6, 2013

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors agreed during its regular meeting Monday to pursue a joint meeting with OCH Regional Medical Center trustees that would address the state of local health care and the future of the hospital.

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Case against circuit clerk dismissed

August 6, 2013

A United States District Judge dismissed a federal lawsuit against Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton following failure by the plaintiff to properly serve summons to the defendants.

CREATE president addresses Starkville Rotary Club members

August 6, 2013

Before he became president of Northeast Mississippi’s CREATE Foundation, Mike Clayborne was head of Starkville’s Chamber of Commerce and a member of Starkville’s Rotary Club. So, when he returned to Starkville to address its Rotary Club Monday, he said the effect was interesting.

“I think I know more people in this room than I know in the Tupelo Rotary Club,” Clayborne said.

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