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January 29th

Consolidation bill could see various changes

January 29, 2013


Starkville School District officials confirmed numerous amendments could be made to a state House bill that would preserve SSD administrators as the guiding forces behind a potential school merger.

Ellis: Future holds ‘tsunami’ of Miss. school mergers

January 29, 2013


As Mississippi House members and local educators begin discussions on a possible Oktibbeha County school merger, state senators are also working on similar measures across the state, including an effort to join Clay County educational systems.

Local representatives say this trend of school consolidations is one that will continue into the future.

Nominations open for restaurant week

January 29, 2013


From March 18-24, Starkville residents and visitors will have the opportunity to mix good food and a great cause as the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts the first Starkville Restaurant Week benefitting a local charity.

NASA leaders discuss robotics with students

January 29, 2013


Nine-year-old Mason Smith caught one of NASA’s top engineers off guard.

January 28th

Supporters of HPC proposal address citizens’ concerns

January 28, 2013

Citizens within the local historic district boundaries proposed by the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission are expressing support for the districts and addressing concerns citizens raised during the HPC’s public hearing on the districts Jan. 22.

Chism: School merger bill should easily pass

January 28, 2013

Miss. Rep. Gary Chism says a recently filed State House bill that would consolidate both Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District into one countywide educational system should easily pass through education subcommittees, the general education committee and the House itself.

Coroner: Alcohol was likely a factor in wreck

January 28, 2013

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said Monday it “appears alcohol was a factor” in a two-vehicle collision early Friday morning that killed 23-year-old Starkville resident Deseane K. Robinson and injured two others.

MSMS takes victory at Regional Science Bowl

January 28, 2013

In July 2011, Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow published studies showing that, in the modern age of smart phones, people don’t memorize information to the extent they once did.

City staff to audit cross connection devices this week

January 28, 2013

City staff will conduct an audit to update the city’s list of businesses that fall under the cross connection policy pursuant to Mississippi code from today until Wednesday.

Barge with 80,000 gallons of oil hits bridge, leaks

January 28, 2013

A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg on Sunday, spilling light crude into the Mississippi River and closing the waterway for eight miles in each direction, the Coast Guard said. A second barge was damaged.

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