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January 8th

SSD sets election date, removes CTE requirement

January 9, 2013


A school board election will be held noon to 5 p.m. March 2 to choose a candidate to represent the portion of Starkville School District which lies outside city limits but within the school system’s borders.

BREAKING: Coroner Hunt pleads guilty to DUI charge

January 8, 2013

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt pleaded guilty today to one charge of driving under the influence in Lowndes County Justice Court.

Hunt, 46, was arrested November 8 in Columbus and charged with his first DUI and careless driving. He was not in a county owned vehicle.

January 7th

Starkville Academy raises $1M for projects

January 8, 2013


Starkville Academy’s Building Momentum capital campaign is living up to its name as school officials announced Monday more than $1 million has been raised toward its working $1.2 million goal.

Little qualifies for Ward 3 race, plans to foster business

January 8, 2013


Local businessman David Little has qualified to run as a Republican for Ward 3’s alderman seat in this year’s municipal election.

Supervisors retain key county leaders

January 8, 2013


Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer and Vice President John Montgomery were unanimously re-elected to their respective leadership positions Monday.

Pulley sets expectations in OCSD staff meeting

January 8, 2013


Margie Pulley wasted no time getting down to business.

January 6th

Starkville developments earn statewide acclaim

January 7, 2013

The Home Builders Association of Mississippi named four Starkville developments winners of its eighteenth annual Best in Mississippi Awards in November, including three projects from Tabor Construction and Development and one project from Maison De Ville Association President John Hartlein of Jackson.

Sales tax revenue breaks record for 3rd straight month

January 7, 2013

Sales tax and 2 percent restaurant tax revenues remained largely steady in October 2012, but it was also the third consecutive month of record-breaking sales tax revenues, according to the city of Starkville’s tax revenue report.

Gandy: Recycling a ‘Catch-22’ with slim budget

January 7, 2013

As Starkville marks the third year of its recycling program, Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy said she is encouraged by the number of residents who are signed up for curbside pickup and hopes to see that number grow, but more participation means more money spent on carrying it away, which eats more and more of an already slim department budget.

January 5th

Retailers report strong local shopping season

January 6, 2013


Multiple Starkville retailers are reporting strong returns from this year’s holiday shopping season, pointing to more citizens who keep their holiday shopping local and strong local advertising efforts as the catalysts.

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