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July 3rd, 2014

City recalls school money - Mayor takes responsibility for mistake

July 3, 2014

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman took full responsibility on Wednesday for funds the city errantly sent to Starkville School District in April, adding that he had already taken steps to retrieve the money.

Officials urge safety during Fourth of July

July 3, 2014

Fire officials are advising residents to take care with any fireworks usage ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann said fireworks have been banned from sale or use within Starkville city limits for decades.

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SPD arrests 2 suspects in fake check case

July 3, 2014

Starkville Police Department arrested two suspects Tuesday on charges related to counterfeit checks and are searching for a third suspect.

College Republican leader defects to Democrats

July 3, 2014

For several years, Mississippi State University student Evan Alvarez was a proud Republican.

July 2nd

City looking at Cadence for SPD

July 2, 2014

Starkville’s Board of Aldermen set in motion a plan at its regular meeting Tuesday evening to explore purchasing the Cadence Bank main branch facility downtown as the future home of the city police department.

Alderman wants money city gave SSD returned

July 2, 2014

More than two months after the city issued a check for more than $400,000 to Starkville School District, at least one Starkville alderman wants the money returned.

Businesses tout equality in face of new religion law

July 2, 2014

Senate Bill 2681 was not the only law to go into effect on Tuesday.

But it is one that is arguably sparking the most public backlash.

Starkville firefighters give test run to new diving equipment

July 2, 2014

Starkville Fire Department firefighters took to the water Tuesday during the department’s first training day to get used to newly-acquired diving gear.

The department received nine new sets of diving gear worth $19,400 in early June through a donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

July 1st

City may consider relocating SPD - CAO to address aldermen about possible land purchase opportunity

July 1, 2014

The future of Starkville Police Department may ultimately not be tied to the building that is now City Hall, especially if the Board of Aldermen get on board with another option that may be on the table.

Remembering freedom summer - Freedom Rider revisits Starkville

July 1, 2014

The last time Ron Carver was in Starkville was during one of the most contentious times of Mississippi’s history.

“Fifty years ago, we wouldn’t even be having a conversation here about this,” Carver said.

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