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January 12th, 2015
For Joel Downey, executive director of Starkville Habitat for Humanity, helping needy families is about more than just getting them in a home.
Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a pair of vetoes against the Starkville Board of Aldermenâs votes to repeal the cityâs equality resolution and to amend the cityâs adult plus-one health insurance coverage for city employees.
The board carried out both votes, which passed 5-2, behind closed doors during a three-hour executive session at its Tuesday meeting.
The city of Starkville and a contractor working on the Carver Ditch Project have failed to solve a simmering feud and, if the current course holds, the matter is likely heading for a lawsuit.
Precision Construction LLC, a Hattiesburg-based contractor, has refused to finish work on the project, claiming that the city owes more than $163,000 for the work.
Before Matt Trenary became owner of CJâs Pizza in Starkville, he was part of the pit crew for NASCARâs Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., changing tires, loading gasoline and performing other maintenance at a grueling pace.
âIn practice, we would get (a carâs pit stop) done in under 10 seconds,â Trenary said. âIn race day situations, it was more like 12 or 13 seconds.â
WEST POINT â The work on Yokohama Boulevard is complete, and the community will see a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of the boulevard and Eshman Avenue.
Elvis Presley, the Mississippi-born singer who became a cultural icon in the United States and elsewhere, would have turned 80 on January 8th. Fans are converging on his Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace to celebrate the man and his music.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved an amended resolution of intent to issue up to $3 million in certificates of participation on a 6-1 vote at its meeting Tuesday.
Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker voted against the measure.
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Starkville Police Department has âstrong leadsâ on at least one person with suspected connections to a rash weekend of apartment break-ins.
The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is looking to compile more accurate data on the challenges and strengths of various regions throughout the state, and on Thursday, Jan. 22, the local business community will have the chance to weigh in.