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Aldermen override mayor's veto, vote again to fire city administrator

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill. The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 yesterday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision. Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered yesterday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, who was paid $61,169 a ...

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Commission to hear from public about proposed school consolidation

STARKVILLE — A commission looking at the possible consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools will hear from the public on Aug. 22. The Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District also must prepare a report for the Mississippi Legislature by March 1, 2014. The results of the study are not binding. House Bill 716, passed by lawmakers this year ...

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Mayor vetoes aldermen, wants administrator to remain

STARKVILLE — Mayor Parker Wiseman has vetoed a decision by the board of aldermen to fire Starkville city administrator . The board voted earlier this month to fire Spruill with Aldermen Jason Walker and Scott Maynard voting no. Board declined to give a reason for the decision. Alderman Ben Carver tells the Starkville Daily News that the majority felt Spruill ...

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Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Malco Grandview ...

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Mississippi Main Street communities accredited

The Mississippi Main Street Association announces the following cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Bay St. Louis/Waveland, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, ...

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Southern Miss, MSU Space Cowboys team up on rocket parts project

The Mississippi Polymer Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi has teamed up with Mississippi State University’s Space Cowboys rocket team to produce 3D printed parts for its rocket build. For the past year, the rocket team students have worked with MPI to engineer these rocket parts, which has allowed the team to successfully launch their rocket as planned. The ...

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Edam cheese celebrates 75 years at Mississippi State

It could be argued that Fredrick Herman “F.H.” Herzer pulled off the greatest coup ever by any faculty member in the history of Mississippi State University. The scientist’s goal was to create a single product that would bring in revenue for MSU for decades to come while at the same time serve as a marketing tool to showcase the university ...

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SemiSouth Laboratory equipment goes on auction block

For those looking to build a semiconductor and are searching for a potential great deal on some late-model manufacturing and testing equipment, there is good news coming out of the Golden Triangle. Need a NTA Vibration Table, a late-model Centrotherm Activator 150-50 Anealing Oven, a Aixtron Model VP2400HW Gas Foil Rotation Planetary Reactor? No problem. And, they can be purchased ...

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High-tech manufacturer SemiSouth Laboratories closes after decade-plus run

After a seemingly successful run of more than a decade and two recent, major expansions, SemiSouth Laboratories is now shuttered, and its equipment is up for sale. The announcement last October that SemiSouth would cease operations came as a major surprise to many, including officials at Mississippi State University where the semiconductor manufacturer was based. David Shaw, vice president for ...

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City picks Snowden

William L. “Bill” Snowden, a former economic development official in Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been named the first director of community development for the city of Starkville. Snowden earned a master’s degree in political science and public administration from Jacksonville State University in Alabama in 1971 and received a master’s degree in city planning from Georgia Tech in 1977. He served ...

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