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January 5th

University to offer free health screenings

January 6, 2013


Mississippi State University continues to make health a top priority for its students, faculty and staff as free health screenings begin Monday as a part its the MSU on the Move program.

The program is funded by a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

Supervisors could decide on MSFP tax abatement request

January 6, 2013


The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hear a tax abatement request from a representative of Main Street Forest Products at its 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the county courthouse.

MDE officials reviewing safety policies

January 6, 2013


Mississippi Department of Education officials say the state school system is reviewing safety procedures following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

January 4th

Collins promoted to MSU’s defensive coordinator spot

January 5, 2013


Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen announced Friday Geoff Collins has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

BREAKING: Dumas not running for 2nd term

January 4, 2013

Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas has announced he is not running for a second term in the following statement emailed to Starkville Daily News.

Shooting suspect in Oktibbeha County custody

January 4, 2013

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Deputies have a man in custody in connection with a Dec. 28 shooting which left one victim with a gunshot wound.
Lorenzo Lamas Hunter, 27, of 598 Blair Road, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with one count of aggravated assault. He is in Oktibbeha County Jail and his bond has been set at $10,000.

January 3rd

US Congressmen prepare for new term

January 4, 2013


The 113th Congress was sworn in Thursday, a class which included more than 90 freshmen lawmakers.

Errors gave cheaper fire insurance rates

January 4, 2013


A portion of Oktibbeha County residents are either paying or can expect to pay more for fire insurance than they were, but the rates themselves haven’t changed. Rather, residents are being charged the correct rates now, fire officials and insurance agents say.

City suspends OCH payments for ambulances

January 4, 2013


The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 in favor of suspending payments to OCH Regional Medical Center for ambulance services and reallocating those monies to the city’s contingency fund Tuesday.

January 2nd

City votes to raise salaries of aldermen, mayor

January 3, 2013


The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 in favor of increasing the mayor’s salary to $71,500 and aldermen salaries to $15,000 at its meeting Tuesday.

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