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January 7th, 2015

GSDP readies for annual banquet

January 7, 2015

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is planning what CEO Jennifer Gregory calls a “pep rally.”

Cold temps prompting precautions

January 7, 2015

According to the National Weather Service, Starkville and several other north Mississippi cities are at “significant” risk for a hard freeze tonight through Thursday.

Debris removal, cleanup continues after Saturday afternoon T-storm

January 7, 2015

At 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jane Gair was in the basement of her Sherwood Forest home. She couldn’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.

January 6th

Board repeals equality vote

January 7, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen repealed the city’s equality resolution and restricted its broad-reaching “plus-one” employee health care insurance after nearly three hours in executive session after its Tuesday meeting.

County agreement with MSU debated

January 6, 2015

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.

Committee works toward wage increase

January 6, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen’s Budget and Audit Committee held a brief meeting with the city’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.

Aurora representative shares company history, glimpse into unmanned aircraft

January 6, 2015

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.

January 5th

Gyms, tobacco outlets see change in new year

January 5, 2015

New Year’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.

Thrasher serves as mentor, parent figure

January 5, 2015

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.

January 2nd

Residents petition district bond

January 2, 2015

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.

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