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State universities launch tuition assistance programs

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some of Mississippi's public universities have started tuition assistance programs aimed at keeping students in school despite growing education costs.

 

 

Starkville aldermen hold off on school board appointment

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen was scheduled to interview the final candidates for a seat on the city school district’s Board of Trustees Thursday night, but instead delayed the appointment process due to questions over the eligibility of one of the candidates.

 

 

MUW students, faculty welcome shared degrees with Miss. State

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.

 

 

Miss. State, MUW embark on plan to share degrees, services

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."

 

 

MSU, MUW announce cooperation in nursing, food studies programs

Posted 2/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Building on many decades of neighborly relations, Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday [Feb. 18] that allows students to earn both an MSU bachelor's degree and an MUW nursing degree.

 

 

MUW, Mississippi State to explore 'consolidation,' Limbert says

Posted 2/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The state College Board has directed Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations, a move that MUW's president says "is not a merger," and would end with The W remaining a stand-alone institution.

 

Starkville police search for identity theft suspect

Posted 2/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for a woman suspected of using a Missouri woman's debit card last month to purchase items at Wal-Mart on Highway 12 West.

 

No vote yet on school uniforms

Posted 2/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School officials took no action Tuesday night on the proposed uniform policy for students of the Starkville School District.

 

 

School board hears principals’ reports

Posted 2/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School officials heard five annual administrator reports Tuesday night from the principals of the high school, alternative school and vo-tech school, and both assistant superintendents of the Starkville School District.

 

 

Pet owners face new regulations

Posted 2/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pet owners in Starkville could soon face some new regulations.

 

 

Fire dept. says he’ll release cause of fatal fire

Posted 2/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Fire Department plans to release an official cause of the fatal Academy Crossing Apartments fire by the end of the week, Chief Rodger Mann said Tuesday.

 

Hospital renovation becoming reality

Posted 2/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction on the long-awaited Oktibbeha County Hospital renovation project could begin as soon as next month. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors on Monday accepted a bid from contractor Brasfield and Gorrie LLC, of Birmingham, Ala., to complete the project at a cost of $23,291,000. The county will meet soon with Brasfield and Gorrie representatives, and architects from Dean and Dean Associates, of Jackson, to finalize plans for the renovation and construction, board President Marvell Howard said.

 

MSU fraternity could be re-colonized

Posted 2/13/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity could be re-colonized as early as this summer, the national organization’s executive director said Friday.

 

Ex-MSU prof’s murder trial delayed

Posted 2/13/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The murder trial of David Parvin, scheduled to begin in the February term of Monroe County Circuit Court, has been continued until the next term, which begins June 14.

MSU police arrest cowbell assault suspect

Posted 2/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Police Department has charged a MSU student from Columbus with aggravated assault for an attack with a cowbell last year at the Egg Bowl.

Starkville students, parents say ‘No Uniforms’

Posted 2/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — As Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey stood at the microphone Thursday night in the Greensboro Center auditorium, Starkville High School students Robert Ingram, Allison Price and Jennifer Hunt walked down the side aisle, turned and faced the crowd in front of them and held up large, homemade signs.

Starkville assistant police chief retires

Posted 2/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — As John Outlaw relaxed in the living room of his home Wednesday afternoon on Laurel Hill Road, he smiled when looking back at his 31 years of law enforcement experience.

Gone fishin': Motorists scoop up catfish from overturned truck on Highway 82

Dozens of Oktibbeha County residents gathered Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highway 82 and Douglastown Road with their coolers in tow as work crews cleaned up the remains of an overturned catfish truck in the median.

 

Starkville to offer public forum on uniforms

Parents will have an opportunity to share their opinions on school uniforms at a 6 p.m. public forum Thursday at the Greensboro Center.

 

Program encourages minority and female students to pursue science careers

STARKVILLE — As fifth-graders Kelsey Jones, James Travis and Matt Hutchinson sat together Monday morning in Nancy Sistrunk’s class at Ward-Stewart Elementary School, all three had smiles on their faces.

 

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