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January 27th

City staff to audit cross connection devices this week

January 27, 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 Miss. River bridge, leaks

January 27, 2013

A barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil hit a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., 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.

January 26th

Sole Miss. abortion clinic gets license warning

January 27, 2013

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic said it received notice Friday that the state Health Department intends to revoke its operating license.

However, the clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is not expected to close anytime soon.

‘Safe’ sidewalk paths ready for pedestrians

January 27, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Two recently completed sidewalk projects have made Starkville more pedestrian-friendly.

Through a grant from the National Center for Safe Routes to School, new paths for walkers and cyclists are now on the intersection of Long Street and Miss. Highway 182 and on Whitfield Street.

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term beginning Monday

January 27, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court will begin hearing criminal court cases Monday during its winter term.

More than 200 sentencing, revocations, hearings, calls and trials are tentatively scheduled on the docket from Monday through Feb. 8, and those are divided between Judges Lee Coleman, Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens.

Bishop, Conner among monument suggestions

January 27, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Local Oktibbeha County civil rights pioneers could soon be memorialized at Unity Park.

January 25th

SSD adds facilities to strategic plan discussion

January 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville School District administrators informed stakeholders of the district’s current status and projections for its future at the first of four strategic planning meetings Thursday at Starkville High School, including projections for student enrollment growth that are leading administrators to look at creating a new, additional campus.

2-car collision kills 1, injures 2 others

January 26, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed 23-year-old Deseane K. Robinson, of 2011 Williams Road, Starkville, died after a head-on collision involving two cars on Louisville Street early Friday morning.

SSD: Meeting with legislators raised questions, issues

January 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville School District leaders said they came away with more questions than answers Friday when they met with State Rep. Toby Barker and other state legislators in Jackson to discuss a bill Barker filed to consolidate SSD and the Oktibbeha County School District.

Gregory named GSDP chief executive officer

January 26, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees named Jennifer Gregory as the organization’s new chief executive officer Thursday.

Gregory, the Partnership’s former chief operating officer and vice president for tourism, assumed the new role immediately.

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