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January 12th, 2015

Downey not afraid to get hands dirty for good cause 

January 12, 2015

For Joel Downey, executive director of Starkville Habitat for Humanity, helping needy families is about more than just getting them in a home.

January 9th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month.

Mayor issues equality repeal veto

January 9, 2015

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a pair of vetoes against the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s votes to repeal the city’s equality resolution and to amend the city’s adult plus-one health insurance coverage for city employees.
The board carried out both votes, which passed 5-2, behind closed doors during a three-hour executive session at its Tuesday meeting.

Carver Drive contractor halts work

January 9, 2015

The city of Starkville and a contractor working on the Carver Ditch Project have failed to solve a simmering feud and, if the current course holds, the matter is likely heading for a lawsuit.
Precision Construction LLC, a Hattiesburg-based contractor, has refused to finish work on the project, claiming that the city owes more than $163,000 for the work.

CJ’s Pizza closing shop on Thursday

January 9, 2015

Before Matt Trenary became owner of CJ’s Pizza in Starkville, he was part of the pit crew for NASCAR’s Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., changing tires, loading gasoline and performing other maintenance at a grueling pace.
“In practice, we would get (a car’s pit stop) done in under 10 seconds,” Trenary said. “In race day situations, it was more like 12 or 13 seconds.”

Grand opening set for new Yokohama boulevard

January 9, 2015

WEST POINT — The work on Yokohama Boulevard is complete, and the community will see a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of the boulevard and Eshman Avenue.

January 8th

VIDEO: Elvis Fans Gather to Celebrate the King

January 8, 2015

Elvis Presley, the Mississippi-born singer who became a cultural icon in the United States and elsewhere, would have turned 80 on January 8th. Fans are converging on his Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace to celebrate the man and his music.

Board OKs bond resolution

January 8, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved an amended resolution of intent to issue up to $3 million in certificates of participation on a 6-1 vote at its meeting Tuesday.
Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker voted against the measure.

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SPD looks into recent burglaries

January 8, 2015

Starkville Police Department has “strong leads” on at least one person with suspected connections to a rash weekend of apartment break-ins.

MEC to host ‘Regional Roundup’ session at EMCC

January 8, 2015

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is looking to compile more accurate data on the challenges and strengths of various regions throughout the state, and on Thursday, Jan. 22, the local business community will have the chance to weigh in.

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