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MDOT OKs $2M for SMART program funding

October 2, 2012


After more than a year of cooperative efforts between university, city and county leaders and a successful grant application, it’s official: Starkville will have its own public transportation system beginning next year.

Aldermen approve closure hours for Maroon Madness

October 2, 2012


The Starkville Board of Aldermen consented to allow for closing Main Street from 3-10 p.m. Oct. 12 so workers can set up facilities to hold Maroon Madness in downtown Starkville.

DOJ wants more info on voter law

October 2, 2012

From wire reports

JACKSON (AP) — Attorney General Jim Hood says the Department of Justice has asked for more information on Mississippi’s voter identification law.

Hood said in a statement Tuesday that the bottom line is that the law will not be pre-cleared by the Justice Department in time for it to be enforced for the Nov. 6 election.

MDE fields questions on county school plan

October 2, 2012


Jackets getting defensive: SHS unit has not allowed offensive points in last two games

October 2, 2012

Prior to the opening of Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 play for the Starkville Yellowjackets, it was the desire of defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley to see his unit play more like it did toward the end of last season.

It was the effort of the defense that contributed to Starkville's run all of the way to the Class 5A State Championship game in 2011.

Conservative approach working for SA defense

October 2, 2012

When it comes to defense Brad Butler has always been conservative.

In his first year as the Starkville Academy defensive coordinator, his approach to defending has not changed.

SMITH COLUMN: Russell gives MSU mature signal caller

October 2, 2012

One year ago against the Kentucky Wildcats, Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell was splitting time with Chris Relf.

Russell performed well in relief of Relf by having one of his best games of the season. He had nine completions out of 12 attempts for 172 yards and one touchdown.

Seniors contribute to success for SHS volleyball

October 2, 2012

For one group of seniors at Starkville High School, they waited a long time to have their night in the lights.

Michaela Mills, Jamiyah Covington and Stacie Young are the only three seniors on the SHS volleyball team, and they played their last regular season match in the Beehive on Tuesday night.

Policy adjustments lead SSD’s agenda

October 2, 2012

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will discuss amendments to several school board policies at its 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday in the Greensboro Center.

State officials begin school district takeover

October 2, 2012

Mississippi Department of Education representatives confirmed Monday at East Oktibbeha County High School that no Oktibbeha County School District faculty or staff, except the superintendent and board of trustees, have been dismissed, but the MDE will evaluate all faculty and staff.

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