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August 14th

Board silences proposal for Emerson "brain trust" 

August 14, 2013

Board member Eric Heiselt proposed at the Starkville School District Board of Trustees' meeting Tuesday that the district create a "brain trust" to let stakeholders determine the financial viability of toddler care slated for discontinuation at Emerson Family Center, but the proposal died for lack of a second.

August 12th

No felony charge filed on Covin

August 12, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

An Oktibbeha County grand jury has opted not to indict a former First Baptist Church Creative Learning Center employee on allegations that she drugged two infants that were left in her care at the facility.
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Murder trial begins

August 12, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Brian Holliman’s second murder trial began Monday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court as the case’s first witness — the deceased victim’s sister— opened testimony.

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Shelter kill totals drop

August 12, 2013

In 2008, the Oktibbeha County Humane Society and Starkville Animal Shelter maintained about a 40 percent adoption rate, leaving some 60 percent of animals taken in to be euthanized. However, Anita Howard, shelter manager, said with the help of some new initiatives, that number has not only flipped, but grew to an 80 percent adoption rate in 2012.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Read energizes volunteering

August 12, 2013

According to those who know her well, above all things, Carol Moss Read is a good friend.

August 10th

Children’s immune systems face new challenges at school

August 10, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

As children enter a child care or school setting for the first time, their minds aren’t the only things that will need to learn. Their bodies, particularly their immune systems, have a curriculum of their own.

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Oktibbeha jury to hear murder case this week

August 10, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court will oversee a second trial for a Lowndes County man previously-convicted of murder.

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Students return to MSU campus

August 10, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Saturday marked the beginning of a new chapter for thousands of Mississippi State University students.

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August 9th

Sorority breaks ground

August 9, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

It’s been about 25 years since Alpha Delta Pi last closed its chapter at Mississippi State University — long enough ago to have happened before many of the chapter’s current members were born.

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Fire officials offer home inspections

August 9, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com



As students reconvene for the fall semester at Mississippi State University, rental properties flood with additional tenants, and more tenants can mean an increase in potential fire hazards.

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