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January 7th, 2015
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is planning what CEO Jennifer Gregory calls a â€śpep rally.â€ť
According to the National Weather Service, Starkville and several other north Mississippi cities are at â€śsignificantâ€ť risk for a hard freeze tonight through Thursday.
At 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jane Gair was in the basement of her Sherwood Forest home. She couldnâ€™t see the storm that was hitting her house, but she could hear it. Heavy rainfall was followed by a barrage of pine cones hitting her roof. She heard glass breaking and she heard the top of a tree fall through an upstairs ceiling.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen repealed the cityâ€™s equality resolution and restricted its broad-reaching â€śplus-oneâ€ť employee health care insurance after nearly three hours in executive session after its Tuesday meeting.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted to send a letter to Mississippi State University outlining concerns and expectations officials have for the development of a new road through South Farm connecting Blackjack Road to Poorhouse Road.
The Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s Budget and Audit Committee held a brief meeting with the cityâ€™s department heads to start the new year Monday morning.
The committee is chaired by Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard, who serves with Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn and Ward 6 Alderman and Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins.
Starkville Rotarians had the opportunity Monday to learn about unmanned aircraft systems, as well as see one first hand.
Greg Stewart from Aurora Flight Sciences, located in the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park in Lowndes County, gave the club a brief history of the company to begin his presentation.
New Yearâ€™s resolutions have an obvious impact on individuals who are willing to see their resolutions through. Resolutions can also have a less obvious impact on local businesses.
The popular resolution to lose weight, for example, will have an economic impact on local gyms as well as retailers who sell health food or athletic apparel.
After watching Mississippi State University football from the sidelines for 41 years, Charlie Thrasher retired from his position as head of the Scott Field Chain Crew. In that time, Thrasher had the opportunity to witness nearly half of the home football games ever played at Scott Field. He also watched many talented Mississippi State football teams take the field.
Oktibbeha County citizens are trying to gather signatures for a petition to vote on a $13.2 million bond primarily aimed at creating a new school facility to aid consolidation of the Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District, a bond that automatically takes effect Jan. 13 without the petition.