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May 22nd, 2015

B.B. King funeral plans set

May 22, 2015

Arrangements have been for B.B. King’s funeral services starting this weekend. King’s final resting place will be at his museum, located at 400 Second St. in Indianola.
“There are a number of reasons we are glad B.B. is being brought back to Mississippi,” said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, in a news release. “First and foremost, he’s one of our state’s most beloved native sons.”

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May 21st

Starkville High expects to hire football coach

May 21, 2015

By ROBBIE FAULK
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Just two weeks following head coach Jamie Mitchell’s departure from Starkville High School, the Yellowjackets look poised to hire his successor. Pending school board’s approval, the school is set to hire longtime Mississippi coaching legend Ricky Woods, multiple sources confirmed to the Starkville Daily News.

Steel Dynamics Incorporated adds $100 million Lowndes expansion

May 21, 2015

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com
 
A $100 million industrial investment in Lowndes County could provide new job opportunities for Oktibbeha County residents.

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Aldermen approve bond issue, park improvement

May 21, 2015

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com
 
The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a $2.7 million bond issue for infrastructure improvement projects on a 5-0 vote Thursday evening.

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D&G Farms finds hope in mushrooms

May 21, 2015

By CONNOR GUYTON
life@starkvilledailynews.com

During the unusually wet winter months that north Mississippi faced this year, many local farmers worried about what the weather would mean for their summer crops. Don Autry, operator of D&G Farms in Nettleton, however, found a new opportunity amongst the rain.

May 20th

Parks advisory board considers department structure

May 20, 2015

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com
 
The Starkville Parks advisory board began laying a foundation for the soon-to-be city department’s organizational structure during a Wednesday meeting.

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Longtime minister, Wood College president passes away at 96

May 20, 2015

Felix Sutphin, Methodist minister and former president of Wood College in Mathiston, passed away Tuesday at the age of 96 in Decatur.

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Two arrested after allegedly stealing gun, fishing poles

May 20, 2015

Starkville Police Department arrested 56-year-old Dennis Henry last week on charges of auto burglary and possession and transfer of a stolen firearm, according to a release from the department.

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May 19th

Emergency department heads look forward to working with Phelps

May 20, 2015

With 22 years of Oktibbeha County law enforcement experience under his belt, Shank Phelps will is already well-known by many first responders. He has been with the sheriff’s department since 1994 and achieved the rank of lieutenant/supervisor in 2000. Phelps is also the District 1 constable and is running unopposed for reelection to that post.

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Aldermen approve LINK resolution

May 20, 2015

The way is now clear for a renewed resolution of intent for up to $5 million in economic development bond, following a 5-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night.
Aldermen approved a resolution to pursue economic development with the Golden Triangle Development LINK, an economic development entity that works with Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties.

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