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August 4th, 2012

County Board to hear road update

August 4, 2012


Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins will update the board of supervisors Monday on the progress his crews have made this year with road improvements.

Projects being completed this year are part of a four-year, $10.08 million comprehensive plan to restore and build more than 66 miles of road.

Looking for signs of fall

August 4, 2012

By Emily Jones
Deluded Diva

Has the heat fried my brain, or do I see signs of fall popping up everywhere?

I always feel like shooting off fireworks to celebrate new beginnings when the calendar rolls over to August. A brand new school year is being launched this week, and I mysteriously felt the urge to buy a loose-leaf notebook.

Arant creates charming, creative weekend home

August 4, 2012


While she might not rest her head here every night, the love and attention Lucy Arant has given to her weekend getaway spot certainly makes this house a home.

Living mostly in Ruleville with her husband Hugh, Arant said her home in Sherwood Commons has been a wonderful place to gather with family and friends.

Gardening with Daddy, canning with Mama

August 4, 2012

By Carole McReynolds Davis
Contributing Columnist

August 3rd

Famous Maroon Band to celebrate 110 years

August 3, 2012


Craig Aarhus knows it’s a cliche to say members of Mississippi State University’s Famous Maroon Band are family, but sometimes, he means that literally.

Conferences for green fuel to join forces

August 3, 2012


The Mississippi State University Sustainable Energy Research Center and the Mississippi Biomass Renewable Energy Council will host the inaugural Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference Wednesday and Thursday at Jackson’s Marriott Hotel.

July Circuit term concludes, many cases continued

August 3, 2012


The July 2012 term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court concluded Thursday with several criminal offenders pleading guilty to their charge and many cases rescheduled to be heard during the next term of court in October. The following is a recap of cases that became before the court during the July term:
- Tony Davis, charged with rape, continued

MSU youth must emerge on front

August 3, 2012

The Mississippi State offensive line has been one group that continues to draw question marks as fall camp opens.

With returning starters Gabe Jackson and Dillon Day, the Bulldogs have a talented young group to serve as the strong point up front. With the return of Tobias Smith from injury, MSU has some experience to build around up front.

August 2nd

Bryant discusses merit-based pay, economic development

August 2, 2012

From staff and wire reports

PHILADELPHIA — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant took center stage under the old oaks of surrounding the Founder’s Square Pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair and repeated his call for merit pay for teachers, opposition to expansion of the Medicaid program under the Obama health care reforms, and the need for continued caution in state budgeting and spending.

Bulldogs begin preseason football practice

August 2, 2012

Football is officially here.

Coach Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened fall camp on Thursday afternoon and it didn’t come a moment too soon.

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