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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.
Starkville Fire Department successfully completed an unusual early morning rescue Wednesday as a construction worker atop Starkville â€™s new Municipal Complex suffered symptoms of an apparent heart attack.
A Starkville man is facing a capital murder charge in the death of a Clay County child.
According to a statement issued by the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department, deputies arrested Charles T. Mullins, 18, of 734 New Light Road in Starkville on Oct. 9 on suspicion of child abuse following an incident in Clay County the previous day.
A Starkville Electric Department employee turned herself in to Starkville Police Department for embezzlement Wednesday afternoon.
An SPD press release said SED employee Elizabeth Peacock turned herself in following an SED investigation of recurring embezzlement.
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The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create and begin advertising for a new athletic director/assistant superintendent position at its regular meeting Tuesday.