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August 7th

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.

Board to consider $5 million bond commitment

August 6, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider a resolution to commit $5 million in bonds for the purposes of industrial development in the city.

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August 5th

Local sentenced for sexual battery

August 5, 2013

Alexander Brooks, 19, of Oktibbeha County, received a 20-year sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years suspended and a $631 fine after he pleaded guilty recently in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to sexual battery.

Pottery turns to livelihood for Raye

August 5, 2013

It started in 2002, when a friend talked Kay Raye into buying a kiln. Four years later, what started as a hobby became a full-time job for Raye.

Raye, a local artist, had worked at a print shop for 25 years. After she began making pottery pieces, she realized she could make money off her pieces and quit work to begin Kay Raye Pottery.

Jones serves as community’s cheerleader

August 5, 2013

Paige Lawes recognizes something familiar in Emily Jones — something the two have in common.

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