The Daily Press Starkville Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-08-20T10:27:18-04:00 utilities going digital2014-08-20T10:27:18-04:002014-08-20T10:27:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsThe board, in its recess meeting at City Hall, unanimously authorized the Starkville Electric and Public Works departments to contract with Elster Solutions — which has a U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. — for more than $3 million in infrastructure and services over four years to fully digitize their metering operations. Heads for both departments said their respective cash reserves would cover the cost without raising customer rates.Starkville, MSBy ZACK PLAIRCity utilities going digitalStarkville Daily have first draft of comprehensive plan2014-08-20T10:25:05-04:002014-08-20T10:25:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsOktibbeha County entered into an agreement with Oxford-based Slaughter Starkville, MSBy ALEX HOLLOWAYSupes have first draft of comprehensive planStarkville Daily Club says farewell to longstanding member2014-08-20T10:19:20-04:002014-08-20T10:19:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsMonday was Howard's last meeting before she retires to Georgia to be closer to her family, said Allyson Leitner, Pilot Club president. Howard was a member of Anchor Club from 1960-62 in Monroe, Ga. Anchor International is the youth division of Pilot International and encourages high school students to be of service to the community. It is also where Howard first learned about Pilot Club.Starkville, MSBy CONNOR GUYTONPilot Club says farewell to longstanding memberStarkville Daily Top scheduled to play at MSU2014-08-19T10:16:04-04:002014-08-19T10:16:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsStarkville, MSSTEVEN NALLEYZZ Top scheduled to play at MSUStarkville Daily plans Evans Hall demolition2014-08-19T10:13:19-04:002014-08-19T10:13:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsIn the immediate term, this step will block access to two parking lots at MSU until the construction is complete, lots close to Humphrey Coliseum and Davis Wade Stadium commonly used as parking for MSU athletic events. MSU Parking, Transit and Sustainability Director Jeremiah Dumas said MSU's athletic department had adjusted its parking pass sales accordingly.Starkville, MSSTEVEN NALLEYMSU plans Evans Hall demolitionStarkville Daily president speaks on generational poverty2014-08-19T10:09:40-04:002014-08-19T10:09:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsThe confusion, as Breazeale described it, stemmed from the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of Mississippi’s nation-leading charitable giving and the state’s lagging behind the rest of the country in many poverty-related areas.Starkville, MSALEX HOLLOWAYBridges president speaks on generational povertyStarkville Daily key to bringing The Rally back in Sturgis2014-08-18T10:02:54-04:002014-08-18T10:02:54-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsHaffey co-owns R/T Images in Starkville with his wife Rebecca, and he said he had been following preparations for The Rally since Aug. 9. He said the volunteers and organizers made a strong impression quickly, particularly Donny Hanson, the president of The Rally’s board.Starkville, MSSteven NalleyHanson key to bringing The Rally back in SturgisStarkville Daily issues boil order for Greenbrier2014-08-15T10:49:01-04:002014-08-15T10:49:01-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsA city spokesperson said the action was necessary because the system lost pressure due to a damaged water line.Water system officials will collect samples for testing but recommend that consumers vigorously boil their water for one minute before it is consumed. Updates will be available at the city website,, and through local news media.For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 662-323-3505 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays.The city offers the following checklist for safe water use:n DO NOT drink tap water while the water system is under the boil water advisory.n DO NOT drink from water fountains in parks or public/private buildings that receive water from the system.n DO NOT use tap water to make drinks, juices or fountain soft drinks.n DO NOT use tap water to make tea or coffee unless the brewing process brings the water to a boil for a least one minute.n DO wash your dishes in boiled water.n DO wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled water.n DO wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.n DO brush your teeth with boiled water.n You can cook with tap water as long as the food will be boiled for at least one minute.n REMEMBER properly chlorinated water in swimming pools is safe. Fish in aquariums are not affected.Starkville, MSNo author availableCity issues boil order for GreenbrierStarkville Daily may ban pets from cemeteries - Alderman planning to propose law change at Tuesday meeting2014-08-15T08:59:52-04:002014-08-15T08:59:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsWard 5 Alderman Scott Maynard is proposing a change to Starkville’s code of ordinances that would ban people from bringing dogs or other domesticated animals to at least city owned cemeteries — if not all cemeteries in the city limits.Starkville, MSZack PlairCity may ban pets from cemeteries - Alderman planning to propose law change at Tuesday meetingStarkville Daily sought for Get Swept Up2014-08-15T08:58:14-04:002014-08-15T08:58:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsIf a family is having guests over — for instance, to watch a football game on TV — it’s common for the family to clean their home, so it makes a good impression on guests. So it makes sense, Gerald said, for all of Starkville’s citizens to make the city as clean and litter-free as possible for all the guests coming to town for Mississippi State University’s football season opener against the University of Southern Mississippi. Starkville, MSSteven NalleyHelp sought for Get Swept UpStarkville Daily