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April 22nd, 2014
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors granted a pay raise to county Road Manager Victor Collins and officially set County Administrator Emily Garrardâs salary at a Monday evening meeting in the courthouse.
Traditionally, Starkville Rotary Club meetings end with a ring of the clubâs bell and a mass recitation of the clubâs motto: âService Above Self â He profits most who serves best.â But on Monday night, at the clubâs annual banquet, Rotary Club President Brent Fountain opted to break with tradition for a special occasion, leading Rotarians in a verse of âHappy Birthdayâ for the club itself.
Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. announced four finalists in the search for its next president Friday, among them Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert.
Starkville Electric Department General Manager Terry Kemp talked about short- and long-term goals for the future with the city Audit and Budget Committee Thursday evening.
The committee consisted of three aldermen â Chairman Scott Maynard of Ward 5, Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins of Ward 6 and Lisa Wynn of Ward 2.
Fatima Marks, owner of a local psychic reading and advising business, surrendered herself to the Starkville Police Department Thursday on the charge of grand larceny.
When the Mississippi State University Foundation conducts a capital campaign, it usually sets a dollar amount as a goal. Its Infinite Impact campaign, for instance, has a goal of $600 million, and it recently exceeded two thirds of that goal six months after it became public.
One finalist for Starkvilleâs vacant community development director position is seeking a promotion within the city ranks, while another is trying to obtain a city position for the second time in less than six months.
A search on YellowPages.com yields nearly 100 churches and places of worship in Starkville, many of them Christian. This Good Friday, over a distance of about one mile, 11 of those Christian churches will become one, carrying a wooden cross with them.
A new chapter in life will begin for senior Stuart Woomer in July when he enrolls in the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Woomer, a Starkville High School senior, successfully applied an earned admission to the Naval Academy. He will leave for the Academy on July 1.
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Starkville aldermen on Tuesday approved four separate motions in their meeting at City Hall to gather information and request proposals for outsourcing functions of Sanitation and Environmental Services.