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February 14th, 2014
Both chambers of the Mississippi legislature overwhelmingly approved on Thursday newly-amended bills to move forward with the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districtsâ€™ consolidation.
For most gift retailers, the holidays mean business. To some in town, Valentineâ€™s Day is the biggest day of the year â€” seeing massive increases in traffic, production and activity.
Starkville Academy announced in an email Thursday that a pair of athletic facilities renovation projects for the schoolâ€™s football and baseball stadiums are underway.
SA Head of School John â€śDocâ€ť Stephens said the projects will serve as much-needed facelifts for the two facilities.
Legislation to name a portion of Highway 25 after the late former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias passed the state House of Representatives Tuesday.Â
Residents have certainly taken notice of the winter weather, but its impact extends beyond brisk days, ice on cars and school closures.
Crawfish farmers have struggled with the extended cold temperatures, and the impact is trickling down the chain to suppliers and, ultimately, customers.
The day before she passed away, OCH Regional Medical Centerâ€™s social services director Melissa Chenney won an award.
Some local officials breathed a sigh of relief as a first round of winter weather passed through the area Monday night and early Tuesday morning with muted impact.
Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins said Tuesday afternoon that the day had progressed much more smoothly than initially expected.
Officials announced five arrests Tuesday, including two individuals from Starkville and West Point, respectively, in connection with an alleged Oktibbeha County-based cocaine smuggling ring.
Construction of C Spireâ€™s data center in the Thad Cochran Research Technology and Economic Development Park is still months from completion, but the company announced Tuesday it had already landed the centerâ€™s first commercial client.
As Starkville residents braced for the winter weather conditions, local businesses found that sales would be as unpredictable as the forecast. â€¨â€¨