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June 4th, 2015
Lynn Phillips-Gaines, center, received an award May 15 for her 10 years of sponsoring the Starkville Habitat for Humanity Golf Classic.
At left is Freddie Rasberry, past Habitat executive director. On the right is Myles Carpenter, Golf Classic leader. (Submitted photo)
Voter turnout was higher in Oktibbeha County portion of Mississippiâ€™s First Congressional District Tuesday, but the results remained similar to the May 12 special election to the fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat left vacant by the death of Republican Alan Nunnelee.
Talks for a salary increase for Starkvilleâ€™s mayor and board of aldermen went nowhere Tuesday evening after Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard withdrew a proposal tying elected official pay to pay raises for city employees.
Long abandoned steam tunnels still lurk beneath Mississippi State Universityâ€™s campus, John Beal told the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday.
MSU had an extensive tunnel system underground for the steam plant on campus. Now unused, the tunnels are in a state of disrepair.
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A former Mississippi State University cheerleader is seeking $500,000 for injuries sustained when an ESPN camera cart ran over her during the 2013 Egg Bowl.
Michaela Mills filed the suit Friday against ESPN and MSU in the U.S. Northern District Court of Mississippi in Aberdeen.
A Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge Ram and Jeep car dealership complex could be coming to Starkville as early as 2016, a representative of HPM Development said Monday.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors commissioned Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter & Associates to draft county subdivision regulations Monday to address infrastructure issues brought on by multi-tenant buildings.
Tuesdayâ€™s runoff will decide Mississippiâ€™s next U.S. Congressman.
Voters in 21 counties and five whole or partial precincts in Oktibbeha County will choose a successor to the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, but election officials expect that choice to be made by a fraction of the First Congressional Districtâ€™s roughly 600,000 eligible voters.
Judge James A. â€śJimâ€ť Mills is seeking another term as District 3 justice court judge. Mills, on the bench for 18 years, has also worked with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, been a Starkville alderman and an auxiliary deputy with the Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Office, he said in his campaign announcement.