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Starkville district provides laptops to all teachers

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Today, every teacher in the Starkville School District has a new laptop. Gone will be the days of lugging six lesson plans and keeping up with tiny flash drives, and Rosia Jackson, who teaches at Sudduth Elementary, could not be more thrilled.

 

House bill calls for consolidation of Starkville, Oktibbeha districts

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Superintendent Lewis Holloway and three Starkville School District trustees are meeting with members of the House Education Committee in Jackson today to discuss a Mississippi House bill calling for the consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts.

 

 

Advocates, foes weigh in on Historic District

Posted 1/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both sides of the Starkville Historic District debate were present and vocal during Tuesday's public hearing held by the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission.

 

Starkville, MSU events honor King's memory

Posted 1/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Volunteer Starkville Director Jamey Matte pronounced Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event a huge success. "Things went great, we had about 200 to 250 people involved, including 50 volunteers," she said. The event, which was put on in conjunction with the Maroon Volunteer Center, featured family-friendly games, activities and learning opportunities, something neither organization had tried on Martin Luther King Day before.

 

Aldermen vote on sales tax proposal

Posted 1/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Voters in the Golden Triangle, and across Mississippi, may soon be able to raise their own local sales tax without the hassle of getting state approval. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 to formally endorse the Citizens for Economic Development Act, legislation that would allow municipalities to temporarily raise their local sales tax one cent to help fund capital projects.

 

 

Manning continues pursuit of new trial

Posted 1/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi prosecutors now have until Feb. 11 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.

 

 

MSU and University of Mississippi team up

Posted 1/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's two largest universities are joining forces to enhance the recruitment and professional preparation of middle school and high school teachers.

 

 

Starkville to reapply for ambulance service grant

Posted 1/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is reapplying for an ambulance services for which grant officials previously thought they were ineligible.

 

MSU, Starkville ready for MLK activities

Posted 1/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will hold its 19th annual Unity Breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The event will include keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.

 

State fares well in 16th Section land-use ratings

Posted 1/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New findings by researchers at Utah State University show that Mississippi has lost nearly 25 percent of its school trust land, commonly known as 16th Section land. But schools in the state still earned a healthy $71 million in land trust revenue in Fiscal Year 2011.

 

 

Community Market seeks board members

Posted 1/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Applications for board member positions for the Starkville Community Market are now available at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

 

Overstreet School hosts 'active shooter' drills

Posted 1/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School resource officers from throughout north Mississippi will converge at Overstreet School in Starkville on Saturday for an active shooter drill.

 

Severstal partners with MSU for research lab

Posted 1/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Steel manufacturer Severstal North America has partnered with Mississippi State to install a laboratory on campus for steel alloy research.

One more enters Starkville mayor race

Posted 1/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Alderman Mary Lee Beal announced Tuesday that she has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville.

 

Aldermen vote to hire parking enforcement

Posted 1/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There is currently a two-hour parking limit for the spaces lining downtown Main Street, but it is often ignored -- a problem the Starkville Board of Aldermen hopes to resolve by hiring a temporary parking enforcement officer.

 

Sidewalks may play role in Starkville mayor's race

Posted 1/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman encounters criticism of the city's ambitious, contentious sidewalk ordinance, he said he is comforted by the story of the Mississippi four-lane highway program.

 

Sunday fire damages Starkville home

Posted 1/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Sunday night fire at a mobile home in Starkville left no injuries, but heat and smoke damage will make the home temporarily uninhabitable.

 

 

Starkville studies Chattanooga broadband program

Posted 1/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the city of Starkville visited with the president of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and met with members of the Chattanooga Electric Power Board last week.

 

Colleagues remember Robson as a pioneer in physical therapy

Posted 1/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kevin Randall has known Celia Robson for as long as he can remember. Growing up in Starkville, any time he visited the doctor he went to the Longest Student Health Center on the campus of Mississippi State, where Robson worked as a physical therapist.

 

Starkville's Wiseman to announce reelection bid

Posted 1/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman is expected to announce his plans to seek reelection in the 2013 municipal race.

 

 

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