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Paving coming to dirt road connecting 2 Mississippi highways

Residents near a college town in northern Mississippi have complained for years about a dirt road connecting two state highways. Now, improvements are scheduled to happen. The Starkville Daily News reports that Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday approved a $2.2 million bid for work on Longview Road, with $1 million coming from the county and the rest from the state. ...

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Mississippi State promotes research chief Shaw to provost

Mississippi State University is promoting its head of research and economic development to provost. David Shaw will become the university’s chief academic officer on July 1, pending approval by College Board trustees. President Mark Keenum announced Shaw’s appointment last week, saying Shaw was chosen after a national search that produced three finalists. As provost, Shaw will oversee academic operations and ...

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Teacher says chicken coop teaches 5th graders life skills

Children at Overstreet Elementary School have a coop of new responsibilities outside the school. VIVA Fifth Grade Art Teacher Niki Mulrooney proposed the idea of a chicken coop to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees, to marry chickens with standards upheld by the Mississippi Department of Education. Their flock of five starting out includes various bantam breeds — ...

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Suit settled over road manager’s treatment of ex-worker

A confidential settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by a former county road employee in Mississippi who accused his manager of making racist comments. Both men are African American. The Commercial Dispatch reports the federal lawsuit was filed in July by Justin Denson, who worked from 2015 to 2017 as a sign technician for Oktibbeha County. A judge signed ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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Sims joins Renasant Bank as Starkville market president

Donna Sims has joined Renasant Bank as its Starkville Market President. Sims returns to her hometown, and is responsible for building relationships and managing administration in the Starkville area. Sims is a graduate of Mississippi State University, a graduate of the University of Mississippi’s School of Banking, a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Consumer and Commercial Lending Schools at ...

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Oktibbeha County voters reject sale of hospital

By MICHEALA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal  STARKVILLE – Oktibbeha County voters want OCH Regional Medical Center to remain a county-owned hospital. In unofficial results from the Tuesday referendum, there were 5,271 votes against the sale of the Starkville hospital– just shy of 58 percent of the ballots cast. Those in favor of the sale had 3,819 votes, 42 percent. ...

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