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July 6th

Bringing back the swagger

July 7, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Volunteers braved a muggy Starkville Saturday morning and swarming mosquitoes to clean up La La’s Place.

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Project AIM seeking new mentors for local youth

July 7, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

For Brother Rogers, mentoring is a two-way street.
Rogers said his mentee enjoyed the change of pace compared with daily school work and benefited from a positive relationship with a role model. Rogers said he, too, benefited from mentorship.

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July 5th

Fire department retrofits truck

July 5, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Sturgis volunteer firefighters have finished retrofitting an Army surplus truck into a brush truck that can travel off-road to put out fires, saving Oktibbeha County thousands of dollars compared with buying new equipment.

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City, county FDs report quiet July 4

July 5, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

July 4 festivities went off without a hitch Thursday night, and local fire departments were glad to see it.
According to Starkville Fire Department Capt. Andy Sharp, the department responded to only two calls, neither of which were related to fire or fireworks.

Starkville Reads to host Civil War anniversary book event

July 5, 2013

By KAITLYN BYRNE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville Reads will host a special book discussion at 7 p.m. at Starkville Public library on Thursday to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Ted Atkinson, associate professor at Mississippi State University, will lead the discussion on “The Killer Angels,” a historical fiction novel by Michael Shaara.

Indicted lawmaker released on bond

July 5, 2013

Associated Press

TUPELO — An indicted Mississippi lawmaker has been released on $5,000 bond after turning himself in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

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July 4th

Study: 473,000 jobs coming to Mississippi

July 4, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has released a study saying researchers expect 473,000 new jobs to open in Mississippi by 2020, with officials from Mississippi Development Authority and Mississippi State University still weighing in on the study’s implications.

110-year-old stays dedicated to faith, family

July 4, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Rev. Willie E. Thomas Sr. of Starkville is a firm believer in the notion that everything happens for a reason. So when he picked up a copy of the Sun-Sentinel 10 years ago and read the story of then 100-year-old Magnolia Mitchell, Thomas knew it was divine intervention.

County assessed property values increase again

July 4, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County officials reported this week that assessment values increased by about 1.5 percent during the 2012-13 fiscal year.

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Locals celebrate independence

July 4, 2013

By KAITLYN BYRNE
life@starkvilldailynews.com

Thousands of locals and visitors gathered at Starkville Sportsplex on July 4 to enjoy cookouts, children’s games and an $8,000 fireworks show.

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