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August 8th

City explains changes to landscaping law

August 8, 2014

The city of Starkville passed amendments to its landscape ordinance Tuesday that city officials say will better accommodate business and development needs in Starkville.

Made for TV - Hotel Chester to be featured on FOX Monday

August 8, 2014

David and Sukie Mollender purchased historic Hotel Chester in downtown Starkville in 2000 with the hopes of preserving and highlighting the building’s history while running an efficient business.

SED improves infrastructure for power service downtown

August 8, 2014

Starkville Electric crews and their contractor counterparts have stayed visibly downtown since Monday as the department begins installing upgrades to a portion of its downtown presence.

August 7th

City funding taxi rides from bars - $23K in sales tax revenue will help MSU students get home safely

August 7, 2014

The Mississippi State University Student Association (MSUSA) is replacing its weekend nighttime bus routes between campus and Starkville nightlife hotspots with a free taxi service called “Cowbell Cabs,” reallocating funds from the city’s 2-percent restaurant sales tax.

Starkville looks to fix damaged road at Sportsplex

August 7, 2014

A solution to repairing road conditions at Starkville Sportsplex may very well be in the Mississippi Legislature’s hands.

New South Weekends to promote local retail

August 7, 2014

When Mississippi State University hosts home football games, more than a few fans of teams on both sides of the gridiron come from out of town to watch the game. And Jennifer Prather, special events and projects coordinator for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, wants those guests to explore and shop in Starkville not only on Saturdays, but on Fridays and Sundays too.

August 6th

City will fund industrial park - Motion to enter purchase agreement with Cadence fails

August 6, 2014

When Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins walked into Starkville City Hall Tuesday evening, he needed $5 million. After his hour-long presentation to Starkville’s Board of Aldermen, all he needed was a place to sit down and catch his breath.

Starkville boy donates summer savings to SPD

August 6, 2014

For one Starkville boy, a summer-long lesson in financial responsibility culminated with a personal donation to Starkville Police Department Tuesday afternoon in the city hall courtroom.

Nate Stockton, 6, saved up his change as he spent the summer with his grandparents. On Tuesday, he presented his collected savings — $57 in total — to the department.

Man sentenced in Eupora PD officer’s death

August 6, 2014

GRENADA — Brandon Johnson, 27, of Orlando Fla., received two concurrent 40-year sentences without a chance for parole or early release Tuesday for his role in the 2013 death of a Eupora Police Officer.

Kiwanis hears presentation on MSU Steinway Initiative

August 6, 2014

Mississippi State is a school known for its engineering and agricultural programs.

But with the music department’s Steinway Initiative, the arts may soon be making more of an impact on campus now, as well.

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