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October 6th

Fire in Oak Hall will displace 198 students

October 6, 2014

A fire in Mississippi State University’s Oak Hall residence hall on Sunday night will displace 198 female students, but no injuries were reported.

Floyd wears many hats as OCSD business manager

October 6, 2014

A lot has changed in the Oktibbeha County School District in the last few years.

October 3rd

For Parks, history repeats itself

October 3, 2014

While a $60,000 cash injection from the city of Starkville to the Parks and Recreation Department in September may have avoided a catastrophe for this year, Parks documentation indicates the department’s recent struggles to make payroll may have been a case of history repeating itself.

City arrests suspect in voyeurism

October 3, 2014

Starkville police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of voyeurism in a local neighborhood.
Officers responded at 12:30 a.m. to reports of a “peeping tom” at Pecan Acres. Police received a description of the suspect and quickly apprehended 37-year-old Melvin Bishop, whose last known address is 1458 Christy Lane in Starkville.

Woman’s car catches fire

October 3, 2014

A Pheba resident escaped a car fire with no injuries Thursday afternoon on Starkville’s Jackson Street, with Starkville Fire Department quickly dousing the fire.
SFD Battalion Chief David Gaudin said Glenda Hudson of Pheba was traveling on Jackson Street when her car lost power, prompting her to pull into the driveway of 302 Jackson Street.

GSDP trip to Tuscany gains interest

October 3, 2014

Greater Starkville Development Partnership director of membership Heath Barret says five couples have signed up so far for GSDP’s planned trip to the Tuscany region of Italy in March.

SSD cracking down on bus law violations

October 3, 2014

When a school bus extends the mechanical arm bearing its stop sign, and nearby motorists don’t stop, the consequences can be deadly.

October 2nd

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

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.

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