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October 2nd, 2014

Area hospitals brace for Ebola possibility

October 2, 2014

Local health care providers are doing their part to prepare for what could be a worst-case scenario: an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday the first case of the virus, which has killed more than 3,000 in four West African countries and sickened more than 6,500 since March according the World Health Organization, was diagnosed in Dallas.

Bipolar disorder causes complex struggles with life

October 2, 2014

Nearly 3 percent of American adults suffer from the the extreme mood swings associated with bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Only about 48 percent of those individuals are receiving treatment.

October 1st

Dr. Ellen Skoog Bryant

October 1, 2014

MSU, Texas A&M sport two of best offenses in league

October 1, 2014

Saturday's game at Davis Wade Stadium features two of the better offenses in the Southeastern Conference.
Even Las Vegas thinks the scoreboard will light up in Starkville, as BetOnline.com lists the over/under for No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 12 Mississippi State at 68.

Davis, MRA Patriots have been singing 'red zone blues' this year

October 1, 2014

Red and blue are more than just colors on a uniform for the Madison-Ridgeland football team.
As of recent days, coach Herbert Davis uses the terms to describe the song his team has been singing in the end zone.

Northwest Rankin goes through coach transition

October 1, 2014

The Northwest Rankin Cougars went through a coaching change during the offseason.
Even though Tyler Peterson is in his first season with the Cougars, that hasn't been used as an excuse.
Not that an excuse is necessary at this point of the season.
Northwest Rankin has an overall record of 2-3 and have been competitive in most games it has played this season.

Officials honor Nat. Day of Action

October 1, 2014

As terrible as Hurricane Katrina was, Willie Womack believes it made the Federal Emergency Management Agency stronger.
Womack is preparedness branch chief for FEMA Region IV, an eight-state Southeastern region that includes Mississippi. It was in Katrina’s wake, he said, that FEMA developed Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs) that deploy to disaster-stricken sites almost immediately.

SHS Homecoming queen uses big heart to inspire classmates

October 1, 2014

Every day, when Starkville High School senior Ashley Bishop goes to lunch, she meets with records clerk Ettaronda Hogan in her office.

Voter registration deadline nears for general election

October 1, 2014

Noon Saturday marks the deadline to register to vote in time for the November general election.
The Oktibbeha county circuit clerk’s office, located in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex on Main Street, will remain open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through the week and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accept voter registration forms.

September 30th

Clifton James Brooks, Jr.

October 1, 2014

Clifton James Brooks, Jr. of  Starkville, MS, 61, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Mount Peiler Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, MS with Reverend Dr. Charlie F. Barnes, Sr., officiating.

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