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February 1st

Student Association hosts race for children’s hospital

February 2, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Hosted by the Mississippi State University Student Association, participants in Thursday’s On Your Mark, Get Set, GLOW 5K race may be running late, but their lights will shine bright for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, Blair E. Batson.

1st week of circuit term ends, murder hearing continued

February 2, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Circuit Court wrapped up the first week of the January term yesterday.

The following criminal cases were resolved:

4 candidates emerge for development director

February 2, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

More than 30 people applied for Starkville’s Community Development Director position, and the list has been narrowed down to four candidates who will interview for the position Feb. 6 at the Starkville Sportsplex.

That list includes Joseph Cooley, Charles C. Ross, Donovan Scruggs and William Snowden.

January 31st

Walker emerges as 1st qualifier for Ward 4’s election

January 31, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University landscape architecture associate professor Jason Walker qualified Thursday to run as a Democrat for Ward 4’s alderman seat in this year’s municipal election.

Walker is a member of the Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission. He is the first candidate to qualify for the Ward 4 seat.

Perkins qualifies to run for 6th term

January 31, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Five-term Starkville Alderman Roy A. Perkins officially qualified Thursday to run as a Democrat for an unprecedented sixth term.

Hoblet chosen leader of veterinarian association

January 31, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The leader of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will also lead a total of 65 veterinary education organizations beginning this summer.

Chism: School merger bill passes House Education Committee

January 31, 2013

State Rep. Gary Chism confirmed an Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill with several amendments to the potential district's governance passed the Miss. House Education Committee today.

Miss. H.B. 716, as filed by Republican Rep. Toby Barker, would consolidate Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District into the Starkville Consolidated School District in 2015.

January 30th

SSD weighs in on Pickering’s MAEP analysis

January 30, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway addressed many of the concerns State Auditor Stacey Pickering raised about the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Wednesday, but he acknowledged that MAEP is imperfect and may need refining.

Starkville redistricting plan approved by DOJ

January 30, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The U.S. Department of Justice recently approved the redistricting plan adopted by the Starkville Board of Aldermen in August.

House votes to seal concealed gun info

January 30, 2013

By EMILY W. PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi House voted Tuesday to block public access to information about state-issued permits for people to carry concealed weapons.

House Bill 485, backed by the National Rifle Association, passed 101-18. It moves for more debate in the Senate, where a similar bill has been filed.

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