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July 30th

New Bulldogs honored with send-off party

July 30, 2010

When she stood up to introduce herself as a new Mississippi State student on Monday night, Oak Hill Academy graduate Alex McClain had one request.
“I want to ring the cowbell,” McClain said.
With that, the Mississippi State students, alumni and staff in attendance cheered their approval, setting the tone for Tuesday night’s send-off party at Anthony’s in downtown West Point.
Held in conjunction with other send-offs throughout the state, Tuesday night’s gathering was hosted by the Clay County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association.

Brand new Bulldogs honored with send-off party

July 30, 2010

When she stood up to introduce herself as a new Mississippi State student on Monday night, Oak Hill Academy graduate Alex McClain had one request.
“I want to ring the cowbell,” McClain said.
With that, the Mississippi State students, alumni and staff in attendance cheered their approval, setting the tone for Tuesday night’s send-off party at Anthony’s in downtown West Point.
Held in conjunction with other send-offs throughout the state, Tuesday night’s gathering was hosted by the Clay County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association.

Up to 340 face layoffs at Navistar

July 30, 2010

An already battered job market took another big hit this week, as West Point’s Navistar Defense facility announced it is currently in the process of laying off up to 340 temporary workers.
The layoffs began this week and are expected to continue through next week.

July 24th

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.

July 21st

Stuff

July 21, 2010

Reporting the news!

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