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August 29th

Rising country star to play Bulldog Bash

August 29, 2014

There’s a running thread in Mississippi State University’s recent concerts — a streak of some things Southern, and many things country.

Block Party to kick-off New South Weekends

August 29, 2014

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is opening up Mississippi State University’s football season with a party, and everyone is invited.
GSDP will hold the Downtown Block Party, the first of its New South Weekend events, at the College Park shopping center on Russell Street tonight from 6-8.

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August 28th

Get Swept Up draws 500 to cleanup effort

August 28, 2014

Lindsey Thornton, a senior majoring in communications at Mississippi State University, has a lot of friends who live in the Cotton District.

Keenum takes ice bucket challenge

August 28, 2014

At Mississippi State University, one president challenged another last week — and now, that challenge has been accepted.
MSU President Mark Keenum took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday, donating to the ALS Association and getting doused with ice water by one of his challengers, MSU Student Association President Brett Harris.

Traffic accident injures 2 women

August 28, 2014

Two people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a logging truck collided with a car on Highway 12, west of Starkville.

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August 27th

Police investigate alleged abduction

August 27, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is warning motorists to take care on the road after an alleged Monday night abduction ended with a local woman left on the side of a gravel road in Kemper County.

BOA mulls planning for capital outlay

August 27, 2014

The verdict is still out on whether Starkville's Board of Aldermen will endure the process of crafting a comprehensive capital improvements plan.

SSD offers update on strategy

August 27, 2014

Starkville School District's Strategic Planning Committee met at the Hilton Garden Inn Tuesday evening to review progress on the district's plan implementation and to look at what steps lay ahead for the new academic year.

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Building a solid foundation: Cub Scout recruitment up 27 percent this year

August 27, 2014

Cub Scout recruitment, which formally ended last week, saw a 27 percent increase over last year in the number of boys who signed up to join the scouting program.
Jeremy Whitmore, scout executive for Pushmataha Area Council, attributes the increase to publicity measures that were taken this year to inform every boy about scouting.

MSU students set to take Social Business Challenge

August 27, 2014

Mississippi college students are about to have a chance to help their entire state.
Gov. Phil Bryant announced the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge Tuesday in Jackson together with Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake Wilson and state Commissioner of Higher Education Hank Bounds.

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