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May 21st, 2015

D&G Farms finds hope in mushrooms

May 21, 2015

By CONNOR GUYTON
life@starkvilledailynews.com

During the unusually wet winter months that north Mississippi faced this year, many local farmers worried about what the weather would mean for their summer crops. Don Autry, operator of D&G Farms in Nettleton, however, found a new opportunity amongst the rain.

May 20th

Parks advisory board considers department structure

May 20, 2015

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com
 
The Starkville Parks advisory board began laying a foundation for the soon-to-be city department’s organizational structure during a Wednesday meeting.

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Longtime minister, Wood College president passes away at 96

May 20, 2015

Felix Sutphin, Methodist minister and former president of Wood College in Mathiston, passed away Tuesday at the age of 96 in Decatur.

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Two arrested after allegedly stealing gun, fishing poles

May 20, 2015

Starkville Police Department arrested 56-year-old Dennis Henry last week on charges of auto burglary and possession and transfer of a stolen firearm, according to a release from the department.

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May 19th

Emergency department heads look forward to working with Phelps

May 20, 2015

With 22 years of Oktibbeha County law enforcement experience under his belt, Shank Phelps will is already well-known by many first responders. He has been with the sheriff’s department since 1994 and achieved the rank of lieutenant/supervisor in 2000. Phelps is also the District 1 constable and is running unopposed for reelection to that post.

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Aldermen approve LINK resolution

May 20, 2015

The way is now clear for a renewed resolution of intent for up to $5 million in economic development bond, following a 5-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night.
Aldermen approved a resolution to pursue economic development with the Golden Triangle Development LINK, an economic development entity that works with Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties.

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Focus Manor to open June 1

May 20, 2015

Disabled people on low incomes can find a home at Focus Manor in Louisville. The residential facility, located at 302 John C. Stennis Dr., is currently accepting applications.
The facility provides its residents with an independent living experience. Focus Manor will not have a medical staff onsite, according to Executive Director, George A. Miller.

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May 18th

Supes to consider regulations for multi-tenant buildings

May 18, 2015

After another round of frustrated Blackjack Road residents voiced traffic concerns to the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, the board authorized a law firm to draw up potential regulations for multi-tenant buildings in Oktibbeha County.

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Pregnancy Care Center considers first one and a half years a success

May 18, 2015

The first 18 months of operation for the faith-based Pregnancy Care Center have been a success, Board President Ruth Baareman told the Starkville Rotary Club Monday.
Baareman felt Starkville needed a Pregnancy Care Center when she moved to town six years ago. That vision became a reality when the center opened on Academy Road in December 2013.

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LINK resolution, development requests on aldermen agenda

May 18, 2015

Starkville aldermen will consider making a formal statement Tuesday night to support economic development projects recommended by the Golden Triangle LINK.

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