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The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously voted at its regular meeting Tuesday to extend a 40-day waiver on fees to help residents continue to clean in the aftermath of an Oct. 15 storm that felled trees, damaged property and left much of the city without power.
Hollis Watkins wanted to begin discussion of the Freedom Summer Project with song.
October may be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Sheila Coley knows that breast cancer knows no season.
The Starkville High School RoboJackets have claimed their third consecutive BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) state championship after competing at the Mississippi BEST Robotics competition Saturday.
In addition to the overall championship, the RoboJackets captured first place in robotics performance, booth design and interview and won the most robust robot award.
The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five ? all from the western division. Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. Alabama jumped three spots to No. 4 after a 59-0 victory against Texas A&M. Auburn moved up a spot to No.
Those who know her say Glenda Clark is one of Starkvilleâ€™s biggest patrons of the arts.
Clark has served with the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) in several ways, from helping with its annual Arts Gala to hosting membership events in her home.
At SAACâ€™s most recent Arts Gala, Ellen Boles presented Clark with the SAAC 2014 Award of Excellence in the Arts.
Starkville School Districtâ€™s accountability ratings from the Mississippi Department of Education held steady at a â€śCâ€ť grade for the district as a whole, with individual schools either holding steady or falling one letter grade, but officials say that in light of changes to the rating system, the letters donâ€™t tell the whole story.
Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will have its Preparathon on Saturday near the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre on the MSU campus.
The event will include a free emergency preparedness fair as well as a half marathon, a 5k, and a family fun run. The fair runs from 8 a.m.-noon, while the races begin at 7 a.m.
Average gas prices in Mississippi have fallen as low as theyâ€™ve been in more than three years, and trends suggest consumers may be able to enjoy low prices through the winter.
Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating three individuals in connection with an early-morning store break-in.