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By NATHAN GREGORY
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to use a temporary part-time parking officer to enforce the two-hour parking rule in the downtown area Tuesday at its meeting.
By CARL SMITH
Angela Turner Lairy, the daughter of former Miss. Sen. Bennie Turner, will follow in her fatherâ€™s steps after defeating West Point resident Kenny Fowler in the Miss. Senate District 16 Special Election Tuesday.
Unofficial results as of press time had Turner Lairy, a Democrat, beating her opponent 4,325-1,716.
JACKSON â€” An ice storm warning was out for much of the Mississippi Delta until 6 p.m. Tuesday as motorists were being warned of continuing icy conditions on roads and bridges â€” a warning that extended into northeastern counties.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider hiring a part-time parking enforcement officer during its 5:30 p.m. recess meeting tonight at City Hall.
Approval of the position would require appropriation of additional funds to supplement Starkville Police Departmentâ€™s budget. Funding for the temporary position would not exceed $11,000 for the 2013 fiscal year.
Before Jonathan B. Jarvis became director of the National Park Service, Walter Diehl knew him as a classmate and fraternity brother.
Diehl, now associate dean of Mississippi State Universityâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences, said he and Jarvis were both biology majors at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and they were both part of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Mayor Parker Wiseman officially started his re-election campaign Monday in an announcement at Starkville Community Market.
Voters across a four-county area will decide Miss. Senateâ€™s District 16 successor during todayâ€™s special election.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Two candidates from West Point, Independent Kenny Fowler and Democrat Angela Turner-Lairy, qualified for the special election after former state Sen. Bennie Turner died in November. He was 64.
Most of the animals in Mississippi animal shelters never find a home.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission deferred its decision Tuesday concerning the proposed First Baptist Church master plan to its February meeting to ensure that the corresponding public hearing is in compliance with city standards.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum discussed the need for more funding from the state government and his work with state officials to make that funding possible at a meeting of the MSU Faculty Senate Friday at Mitchell Memorial Library.