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Aldermen vote to move up pay raise for themselves, mayor

STARKVILLE — Starkville aldermen have voted to move up a pending pay raise for themselves and Mayor Parker Wiseman by a year. The action came Tuesday on a 5-2 vote by the board of aldermen. The pay raise is a $3,000 increase to $15,000 annually for aldermen and an $11,500 raise to $71,500 annually for the mayor. It had been ...

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City, county hope data processing facility announcement comes soon

STARKVILLE — Starkville and Oktibbeha County officials are hoping for an announcement as early as October on a proposed $20 million data processing facility. The Commercial Dispatch reports that Joey Deason, Oktibbeha County’s representative with the Golden Triangle Development Link, said a tentative announcement date of Oct. 3 has been set for what is called “Project Cumulus.” Deason released no ...

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Officials vote for referendum on proposed lodging tax

HORN LAKE — Aldermen have approved a resolution confirming the Oct. 8 referendum date for a proposed hotel/motel tax levy designed to boost the city of Horn Lake’s tourism and economic development funds. The Commercial Appeal reports the board in August voted to hold a referendum on the proposed tax, which would place a $2 per night tax on hotel ...

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Court order filed concerning Twitter account that spoofs alderman

STARKVILLE — A court order is asking the social-networking site Twitter to furnish the district attorney’s office with personal information — name, IP addresses and other details — associated with an account satirizing Starkville Alderman David Little. Documents obtained by The Commercial Dispatch show the order is related to a Starkville Police Department criminal investigation into the satirical @DavidLittleBOA Twitter ...

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City trims personnel expenses, but mayor wants deeper cuts

VICKSBURG — Projected personnel expenses in the city of Vicksburg will be reduced by about 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 but are still too high for Mayor George Flaggs Jr., who wants to lower employee costs more. The Vicksburg Post reports that a public hearing on the budget is 7 p.m. tomorrow at the City ...

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Aldermen give nod to cold beer sales in city limits

OXFORD — The Board of Aldermen has voted to permit the sale of cold beer in stores in Oxford. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported the vote yesterday also extends store sales of beer and light wine to Sundays. Sunday sale hours are restricted to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., mirroring those given to restaurants for the few Sundays each ...

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Aldermen call public hearing over mayor's budget proposal

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch’s mayor is proposing 3 percent average pay raises for city employees and a half-million dollars set aside to pave roads. The Commercial Appeal reports the Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing tonight on the budget proposed by Mayor Scott Phillips for the 2013-14 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Phillips tapped various government ...

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Public Works director suspended, ordered into anger management counseling

OCEAN SPRINGS — Public Works director Andre Kaufman has been suspended for three days without pay, ordered to attend anger management counseling and placed on six months’ probation by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Sun Herald reported that Mayor Connie Moran and the board met about three hours behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss action against Kaufman. Moran ...

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White wins vacant alderman seat in Water Valley

WATER VALLEY — Unofficial results of yesterday’s voting in Water Valley show Fred White defeated Kathleen Hawkins for a seat on the town’s Board of Aldermen. WTVA reports the position opened up when Alderman-elect Ray Hawkins could not assume the post without leaving his job with the University of Mississippi Police Department. Unofficial results show White defeated Hawkins by a ...

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