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July 24th

MSU makes top college workplaces list

July 24, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education released a study Monday listing Mississippi State University as one of its "2013 Great Colleges to Work For," praising the university for excellence in job satisfaction, professional development and relationships between supervisors and their employees.

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Local restaurants unaffected by new law

July 24, 2013

The state legislature enacted a law requiring restaurants to inform patrons whether they serve U.S.-raised catfish or foreign catfish-like product. But, for many Starkville restaurants, this new law does not change their policies.

Board overrides veto on Spruill - Wiseman recuses self for vote

July 24, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday elected to uphold its original vote to terminate Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill’s employment with the city, overriding a veto issued by Mayor Parker Wiseman.

July 23rd

Board to override veto on Spruill

July 23, 2013

Three weeks after the Starkville Board of Aldermen initially voted to terminate Chief Adminstrative Officer Lynn Spruill's employment with the city, the board is expected to revisit the matter one last time at tonight's board meeting.

Citizens expected to rally for Spruill

July 23, 2013

Residents of Starkville are expected to gather at 5 p.m. this evening on the steps of City Hall to lend support to Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill.

The Board of Aldermen elected to terminate Spruill’s employment with the city in a 5-2 vote on July 2, which Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed in the days thereafter. The board is expected to revisit the matter at tonight’s meeting.

New school year brings volunteer demand

July 23, 2013

Local demand for volunteers is ramping up as the new school year draws closer, with Mississippi State University, the Starkville School District and other local organizations making requests for aid in the coming weeks.

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Supervisors hear more on comprehensive plan

July 23, 2013

Urban Planning Consultant Mike Slaughter put the ball in the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors’ court Monday evening when discussing the next phase of the county’s comprehensive plan.

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July 22nd

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Wilson works to preserve county’s history

July 22, 2013

Joan Wilson has made her mark in Starkville by trying to help preserve the ones others have left behind.

Wilson, a longtime president of the Museum Board, was instrumental in making the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum what it is today.

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State sales tax holiday this weekend

July 22, 2013

Mississippi will suspend sales tax for two days this weekend.

According to the Mississippi Department of Revenue, sales tax will not be charged on clothing or footwear as long as the sales price of a single item is less than $100.

The sales tax holiday will run 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

July 20th

State seniors’ life expectancy ranks last in US

July 21, 2013


Yet another nationwide study — this one on senior citizen life expectancy — has indicated Mississippi is lagging at the bottom of the heap.

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