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Alma J. Kelly

July 24, 2010

Alma J. Kelly, 89, of Starkville, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home.
Visitation for Alma J. Kelly will be Sunday, July 25, 2010, from 12 noon until the funeral at 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home.
The Rev. Mark Kelly will officiate the service and burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Alma Kelly was born in 1920 to Inez Cowsert and Randolph D. Jackson in Darling. She was a homemaker and formerly lived in Clarksdale for many years where she was employed by Clarksdale Laundry and Colonial Bag.

James Denton Jr.

July 24, 2010

James D. Denton, Jr., 71, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at OCH Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be will be held Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m., from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m at Calvert Funeral Home.
Friends may leave a memory message at http://www.calvertfuneralhome.com.

Excel by 5 completes major step at Bash

July 24, 2010

Oktibbeha County’s Excel By 5 Coalition completed an integral step in its certification process by hosting a town hall meeting at the annual Back to School Bash Saturday.
“The importance of this step is two-fold,” said Bob Clay, Excel By 5 sites coordinator.
“First, it provides information to the community about resources available for children ages birth to five. Second, it provides information about gaps in those resources, and also allows us to get feedback from the community so an action plan can be put into place to meet the needs of the community.

Circuit Court term to open Monday

July 24, 2010

Some 248 criminal suspects are scheduled for trial, hearings or docket call during the winter term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court that begins Monday.
The court term will run the next two weeks. Circuit Judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens are both scheduled to be on the bench during the term.
Cases involving narcotics or felony alcohol offenses comprise more than 42 percent of the total case docket, with 105 cases scheduled for the court term.

What's on the Circuit Court docket?

July 24, 2010

Multiple armed robbery and aggravated assault cases are scheduled for trial during the summer Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term that opens Monday, as is action in two murder cases.
Citizens interested in court proceedings should note that just because certain cases are scheduled for hearing or trial on certain days, other court proceedings may mean that cases being bumped from the daily docket until later in the court term or to a future court term in the fall or winter.
Here is a glance at some of the more prominent cases scheduled for action for the Circuit Court term:

Task force: Curfew not needed

July 24, 2010

After several meetings, an appointed task force has found that mandating a curfew for juveniles is neither necessary or feasible.
While a curfew for juveniles may aid parents with a home for their children, the city lacks a juvenile detention center and the budget for the “cumbersome” cost of additional police officers, the committee agreed Thursday.
The City of Columbus, which has a curfew both during the day and during evening hours, spends $110 a night to house a juvenile at its detention center, provided available space.

MSU students arrested for graffiti

July 24, 2010

Two Mississippi State students have each been charged with malicious mischief in connection with recent appearances of stenciled graffiti around the city.
Zachary Harris, 21, of 401 University Drive, and Peter Hammond, 22, of 305 S. Jackson St., were released on bonds of $500 apiece following their arrests on the malicious mischief charges Friday afternoon.
Both are art majors at MSU, Starkville Police Department detectives said Friday.
The two were identified after police detectives received a trip through the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers hotline.

City sales tax revenue sees growth

July 24, 2010

Starkville’s sales tax collections for the first five months of 2010 are more than $120,000 above what was collected for the same period in 2009, according to the latest figures reported by the Mississippi Tax Commission.
City officials received the latest tax figures this week. It takes two months for the Tax Commission to process the revenue and report the figures to municipalities.

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