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February 16th, 2015
For more than 30 years, Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann has dedicated his life to fire service in Starkville.
Mann, who has worked full time with Starkville Fire Department for nearly 33 years, announced at the Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s Feb. 3 meeting that he will retire, effective Feb. 27.
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The Starkville Board of Aldermen will meet at 4 p.m. today at Renasant Bank to consider long-term planning opportunities for the city.
Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard, who proposed the meeting to the board at its Feb. 3 meeting, said he believed the meeting could provide a chance for aldermen to review ongoing or recently-approved projects, and to look to the future.
As Starkville faces several more weeks of temperatures that may dip below freezing, Starkville Animal Control urges residents to bring their pets inside.
The Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s Comprehensive Plan Advisory team is moving closer to having a plan recommendation to present to the full board.
The team, which is comprised of Jason Walker, Scott Maynard and Roy A. Perkins from Wards 4,5 and 6 respectively, met Tuesday morning in the Starkville city hall courtroom to continue discussions on the cityâ€™s comprehensive plan.
Last Thursday, Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray was singing in front of President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. On Tuesday, Murray was signing autographs and greeting students at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved tile upgrades at Sudduth and Ward Stewart Elementary schools and approved the solicitation of bids for tile work at Armstrong Middle School during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
Mississippi State baseball and Mardi Gras will come together Thursday as Dudy Gras 9.5 rolls through downtown Starkville.
The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Rickâ€™s Cafe on Highway 182 and will head west, turning onto Douglas Conner Drive towards Mugshots Grill and Bar. Once the parade reaches Main Street, it will roll east towards campus, ending at the MSU Amphitheater.
The Mississippi Horse Park will host one of its largest events of the year this weekend as the annual Rotary Rodeo begins.
Horse Park manager Bricklee Miller said this yearâ€™s event marks the rodeoâ€™s 10th iteration, and will be the eighth one that the Starkville Rotary Club has produced.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is hosting its ninth UnWINE Downtown event on Thursday.
Sheldon Webster grew up on the peaceful land of the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, but his book series has him traveling to the site of what he sees as â€śa very dark chapter in mankind.â€ť