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February 23rd

City candidate qualifying deadline drawing near

February 24, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Fewer than two weeks remain until the qualifying deadline for city elections.

February 22nd

Aldermen declare 5 structures menaces

February 23, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen authorized city staff to begin demolition and cleanup of five properties deemed to be a menace to the community’s public health and safety this week during its recess meeting.

Author gives county students writing insight

February 23, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Chuck Galey began his visit to East Oktibbeha County High School with an activity, but he gave few instructions.

Another med group backs Miss. Medicaid expansion

February 23, 2013

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) — Another medical group is asking Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to expand Medicaid, but his spokesman says the Republican remains firmly opposed.

February 21st

Blaze damages home in Maben

February 22, 2013

From staff reports

Fire damaged a Maben home Thursday morning, according to Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan.

SSD adds consolidation to strategic plan discussion

February 22, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville School District integrated the prospect of consolidation with Oktibbeha County School District into its second of four strategic planning meetings Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn while also identifying priorities, goals and values.

Garnett wants law requiring permits for transient sales

February 22, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett is calling for the board of supervisors to consider adopting an ordinance that requires door-to-door salespeople to have a permit confirming the legitimacy of their business.

Gas price hike leaves top analysts guessing

February 22, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Ricky Tate has retired from Mississippi State University, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking up a private plumbing business with his brother, Kevin Tate. The price of gasoline, however, is slowing him down.
“It’s hard to get people to put up extra money for gas,” Ricky said. “That often ends up coming out of our own pocket.”

February 20th

EPA to penalize city for sewage overflows

February 20, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

City Public Works Director Doug Devlin informed the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency planned to impose monetary penalties on the city retroactively for sanitary sewer overflows in the public collection system over a five-year period.

City hires Snowden for developer post

February 20, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen hired former city of Tuscaloosa, Ala. director of planning and economic development William Snowden for the director of community development position Tuesday during its recess meeting.

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