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Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen hired both a new police chief and city clerk during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
Aldermen voted 6-1 to hire Starkville Police Department Capt. Frank Nichols as police chief, following close to 90 minutes of candidate interviews Tuesday evening, with Ward 3 Aldermen David Little opposing the hire. The board voted unanimously to hire Chief Deputy City Clerk Lesa Hardin to fill the vacant city clerk position.
The board set Nicholsâ€™ annual salary at $73,500 and Hardinâ€™s at $58,000. Both are subject to a 6-month probation period.
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