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By JEFF AMY
JACKSON â€” Officials estimate it will take tens of millions of dollars to repair damage at the University of Southern Mississippi caused by Sundayâ€™s tornado.
A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Miss. House today.
The bill's next stop will be the state Senate. If it passes through, the districts will merge into the Starkville Consolidated School District effective July 1, 2015. The current attendance zones and school district boundaries would remain in place under the bill.
By MATT CRANE
Mississippi native and internationally recognized artist William "Bill" Dunlap is reconnecting with his roots as Mississippi State University's first artist-in-residence during the spring 2013 semester.
By NATHAN GREGORY
The first opportunity for the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to discuss a state House bill that would consolidate the city and county school districts yielded encouragement from the board to stakeholders to call their representatives and make their opinions known.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Oktibbeha County District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard called a special meeting Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex to inform county residents about legislation to consolidate the Oktibbeha County School District and the Starkville School District and voice these residentsâ€™ concerns to legislators.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to discuss possible implementation of a use-of-force policy during its 6 p.m. meeting today at the Greensboro Center.
The Sturgis Board of Aldermen will hold a workshop to discuss a motorcycle rally counterproposal Tuesday at Sturgis City Hall immediately following a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. on an emergency generator for the cityâ€™s water supply.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission will consider nine requests from Pryor and Morrow Architects on behalf of First Baptist Church concerning land use at its 5:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the City Hall courtroom.
Starkville officials were notified Monday that the Mississippi Supreme Court granted the cityâ€™s motion for expedited dismissal of an untimely appeal of its municipal facility construction plan.
The Mississippi Supreme Court denied Starkville resident William McGovern's appeal of the city's municipal facility construction plan Feb. 6.