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January 9th

MSU bolsters UN hunger relief ties

January 9, 2014

Mississippi State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that will expand MSU’s capacity to research solutions to global poverty and hunger.

January 8th

Board taps Adams as CAO - Aldermen to advertise for city clerk post

January 8, 2014

Starkville’s Board of Aldermen unanimously voted during its regular meeting Tuesday to hire Taylor Adams as the city’s new chief administrative officer.

Leg. session to tackle schools

January 8, 2014

The Mississippi Legislature began the 2014 legislative session Tuesday, and local legislators will face a number of issues as it carries on.

Temperatures rupture pipes

January 8, 2014

Recent extreme cold temperatures are playing havoc on water systems in local buildings.

City, county and university officials are all dealing with headaches as temperatures slowly warm and frozen pipes thaw and burst.

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Partnership strategic planning begins today

January 8, 2014

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership will begin its strategic planning process today with an input session open to all of its members.

Mayor’s Youth Council to help residents with energy efficiency

January 8, 2014

Everyone who completes one of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s energy audit forms receives a report designed to help improve energy efficiency at home and an energy efficiency kit valued at $40.

January 7th

Wreck kills one, injures three

January 7, 2014

A three-vehicle accident in Webster County near Maben Monday morning left one Maben resident dead and hospitalized three others.

Webster County Coroner Steve Wells pronounced 27-year-old Thomas Cass Johnson dead at the scene of the accident. Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) spokesman Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said the accident took place at around 10 a.m. on Highway 15 just north of Highway 82.

Aldermen could hire CAO today

January 7, 2014

Starkville aldermen could plausibly select the city’s next chief administrative officer today when it meets this evening at City Hall.

Freeze hits Golden Triangle - Residents feeling severe winter chill

January 7, 2014

The skies may have been clear and blue in Starkville Monday, but the weather outside was still frightful.

The National Weather Service recorded temperatures below freezing Sunday night through Monday in the Golden Triangle, with lows reaching 18 degrees and wind chills reaching 3 degrees. Ice could be found pooling in gutters, potholes, ponds and fountains.

Supervisors receive 33 administrator applications

January 7, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors agreed on a plan to move forward in vetting candidates for the county administrator position opening.

The board accepted applications to the position after former County Administrator Don Posey resigned after 18 years from the position in December. The board accepted potential candidates’ resumés through Dec. 31.

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