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A dispute between the city of Starkville and Starkville School District over nearly $500,000 in old construction bond money is coasting ever further from a resolution, instead bogging down deeper in uncertainty and technicality.
Bancorp South denied a city request to recall a $474,081.63 check the city issued the school district in April from a retired bond account, Mayor Parker Wiseman confirmed on Tuesday. Wiseman requested the recall on June 27, citing that City Clerk Lesa Hardin â€” whose signature was the only one on the check â€” was not an authorized signatory on the cityâ€™s Cadence Bank account from which the check was issued. Wiseman and Chief Administrative Officer Taylor Adams are both authorized signatories on that account.
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