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Workshop looks at role of class in poverty epidemic

Posted 8/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To truly help someone you must walk in their shoes. The most common way to support charitable organizations, particularly those with poverty agendas, is through donating money and volunteer hours. But too many times the simplistic approach, though noble and helpful, isn't the most effective long-term method to improve poverty levels.

 

County school budget approved; school-lunch prices increase

The Oktibbeha County School District approved their $11.3 million budget Monday night in a brief meeting where they also raised the price of school lunches.

 

 

SSD teachers receive $10,000 in grants

 

 

Public input sought on Starkville superintendent search Thursday

Members of the public are asked to voice their thoughts Thursday night on the search for the new superintendent of the Starkville School District.

 

 

Starkville top educators honored by district

Starkville School District scored in last year's teacher free-agent market. A pair of newcomers received SSD's top two annual awards during last week's opening convocation.

 

 

Starkville bond issue in the hands of voters, Sept. 27

Starkville's Board of Aldermen hopes to adopt the facilities master plan and move forward with planning for the $8.4 million police station during a special called meeting tonight at City Hall.

 

 

Changes abound for Starkville schools this year

STARKVILLE -- When Starkville School District students begin class Monday, they'll return to many changes.

 

 

Sturgis bike rally may ride again

STURGIS -- There's still hope for the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally. A day after announcing the rally scheduled for Oct. 7-9 had been cancelled due to a budget shortfall, Sturgis South Rally Board President Donny Hanson turned his attention Friday to fundraising.

 

 

Former Starkville police chief dies in Webster County crash

MATHISTON -- Former Starkville Police Chief Larry Sisk died Friday in a single-vehicle accident in Webster County.

 

 

Trustmark to open branch in Starkville

Customers of Trustmark Bank will soon be able to do business in Starkville. The Mississippi-based bank announced Wednesday that a branch will locate in the shopping center next to Piggly Wiggly and will open by the end of September.

 

 

Oktibbeha schools scrutinize district's energy savings

School board members again critiqued the power bill for the Oktibbeha County School District in Monday night's board meeting, the first in their new building.

 

 

Verina Childs found guilty of killing husband during hunting trip

After two hours of deliberation Thursday, an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court jury found Verina Marie Childs guilty of murdering her husband, Douglas, in 2009.

 

 

Gladney to face Bryan in Oktibbeha sheriff's race

As expected, Steve Gladney held off Charles Sanders for the runoff spot opposite Dolph Bryan for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Democratic nomination.

 

 

New Starkville fire station gets the 'green' light

Starkville's newest fire station lives up to the hype. From the outside, there isn't much to set Fire Station No. 5 from the other four around the city. It's actually a prototype of two other Starkville Fire Department stations.

 

 

Long-neglected Carver Drive ditch not in Starkville's 2012 plans; master plan tabled

The first public hearing of Starkville's proposed 2012 budget didn't include much input from citizens, though two aldermen criticized the lack of allocations for capital investments.

 

 

Oktibbeha school district ready to move into new offices

The Oktibbeha County School District finally has the keys to its new home. Monday, OCSD administration members began moving into their new building on Main Street after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved the building for occupancy.

 

 

Local pilots come to the rescue of crash victims in soybean field near Raymond

Three members of the Golden Triangle Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol recently conducted a mission each could classify as "a first."

 

 

Crowd protests Gulf States not getting bid on school field house

About 70 people dressed in green "Buy American, Buy Starkville" T-shirts packed the Starkville School District's board meeting Tuesday to protest the high school's new field house not being fabricated by Gulf States Manufacturing.

 

 

Bryan in runoff for Oktibbeha County sheriff's race

When the doors of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse were locked Tuesday, one county primary was still undecided. The Democratic primary for Oktibbeha County Sheriff saw incumbent Dolph Bryan, who has served in that role since 1976, finish with 2029 votes and nearly 600 more votes than the next closest candidate. With just 36 percent of the votes, Bryan will face a runoff for the second straight election cycle.

 

 

Clay boasts largest voter turnout in Tuesday primary elections

Of Golden Triangle counties, Clay had the largest percent of voters head to the polls for the primaries.

 

 

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