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DAVID DALLAS: Getting a grip on LGBT issues

Last week Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold-medal winner, admitted to ABC’s Diane Sawyer and a national television audience that he is transgender. What that means is Bruce Jenner, despite his masculine accoutrement, feels more like a woman and would like to identify himself as one. Jenner won the decathlon in 1976, the most grueling event in the games, requiring strength, ...

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Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to the northern edge, reached its ...

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Damage reported, but few injuries, from yesterday's storms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Trees tumbled and some buildings were damaged yesterday, but few injuries were reported as a strong cold front pushed a line of thunderstorms across Mississippi. Starkville, where a sharp, brief storm hit just after 5 p.m., was among the hardest-hit locations. “There is a potential it could have been a microburst,” said David Cox, a meteorologist in ...

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City leaders vote against offering insurance to one adult, possibly same-sex partner

STARKVILLE — City of Starkville aldermen are rolling back a decision that would have allowed city employees to buy health insurance coverage for one other adult, including possibly a same-sex partner. Aldermen yesterday voted 4-2, with one abstention, to limit that benefit to people whom Mississippi considers legally married. Mayor Parker Wiseman is telling council members that he intends to ...

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Starkville becomes second city to qualify three areas for C Spire's fiber service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Cotton District fiberhood, which includes downtown and the central business district, reached its 45 percent ...

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Wiseman to be honored with dinner, endowed scholarship

A group of longtime friends and former students of a recently retired Mississippi State political scientist is holding a May fund-raising event to create a campus scholarship endowment in his honor. Professor W. Martin “Marty” Wiseman, former longtime director of the university’s John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Economic Development, will be honored at a May 22 dinner at ...

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Another fiberhood qualifies for C Spire 1-gigabit Internet service

STARKVILLE — C Spire reports that a homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Starkville over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Timbercove, College Station and Polos fiberhood reached ...

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Insurer signs up for services through C Spire's new data center

RIDGELAND — With its new, state-of-the-art $20 million data center only 10 months from opening, C Spire has signed an agreement to provide Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company with data center services to support its enhanced business continuity program. Charles Allen, vice president and CTO of Jackson-based Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company said key factors in Southern Farm ...

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Bryant's State of the State focuses on jobs, education

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers. Republican Bryant, who’s beginning his third year as governor, said he wants to hire more Highway Patrol troopers, ...

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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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