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January 22nd

Citizens object to historic district law

January 23, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Multiple area residents expressed concerns about the effects of proposed local historic districts on their rights as property owners during a public hearing the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission hosted Tuesday at City Hall.

Roe anniversary prompts nationwide demonstrations

January 23, 2013

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — Supporters and opponents demonstrated Tuesday outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to mark 40 years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling established a nationwide right to abortion.

BREAKING: MSU, Ole Miss announce joint secondary education major program

January 22, 2013

Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi leaders announced plans Tuesday in Jackson to use a $12.9 million private gift to launch the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching (MET) program, aimed at attracting top students to middle and high school teaching careers.

January 21st

Local events keep civil rights leader’s dream alive

January 22, 2013

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King Jr. told the American public about his dream of ending racism and inequality.

HPC opening floor to public on guidelines

January 22, 2013

The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today on the adoption of proposed historic districts, their boundaries and the guidelines for building owners within those boundaries.

January 20th

City tax collection on another record pace

January 20, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville’s sales tax and 2-percent restaurant tax figures for 2012 are on pace to eclipse 2011’s totals, according to the city’s latest revenue report.

Story to succeed Collins at MSU Health Services

January 20, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Ask Clifton Story about his new job, and he’ll say it mostly consists of running a machine his predecessors built.

Starkville theatres recognized at MTA

January 20, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

During closing ceremonies at the 2013 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in Columbus Sunday, both Starkville Community Theatre and Starkville High School were recognized with awards for their competition productions.

Obama’s inauguration is a day for MLK Jr., too

January 20, 2013

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Today’s inaugural may be President Barack Obama’s big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.

January 19th

Unity Park monuments remain covered

January 19, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Monuments honoring key national figures who championed race relations and education remain covered by tarps at the Oktibbeha County Education Building, but supervisors say they are working to not only remove those in the future, but also add plaques honoring local civil rights advocates.

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