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April 15th, 2015

Rain or shine: Art festival returns: Saturday’s Cotton District Arts Festival to feature record artisans, food, music and more

April 15, 2015

The Cotton District Arts Festival will be held Saturday ‚ÄĒ rain or shine.
Laurie Burton, president of Starkville Area Arts Council ‚ÄĒ the organization that puts on the festival each April, said as much of the festival as possible will continue despite the weather.

Starkville School Board continues road to consolidation

April 15, 2015

With less than 80 days remaining until the official formation of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees dealt with a handful of matters relating to the July 1 merger of the SSD and Oktibbeha County School District at its board meeting Tuesday night.

‚ÄėSocial Security‚Äô comedy closes community theater regular season

April 15, 2015

A cast of six veteran actors will close the regular season at the Starkville Community Theatre in the comedy ‚ÄúSocial Security.‚ÄĚ Directed by Paula Mabry, the show will have performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., and then another week of 7:30 p.m. performances Sept. 23-17. Tickets are available for $15 by calling the playhouse at 323-6855.

April 14th

MSU A.D. advises Rotary on future plans

April 14, 2015

Scott Stricklin, Mississippi State’s University’s athletic director spoke at Starkville’s Rotary Club Monday afternoon. Stricklin spoke of the program’s many successes last year and his hopes for the future at MSU.

MSU begins VP for Student Affairs interviews

April 14, 2015

Mississippi State University is set to begin on-campus interviews with four candidates over the next two weeks for the vice president for Student Affairs post. The position was left vacant last summer when then-VP Bill Kibler left to become the university president at Sul Ross State University in Texas. Bill Broyles has been filling in as the interim VP for Student Affairs since Kibler left.

Two locals awarded for volunteer efforts

April 14, 2015

Two of Starkville’s dedicated volunteers were honored in Jackson Monday with GIVE Awards.
GIVE Awards ‚ÄĒ or Governor‚Äôs Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Awards ‚ÄĒ are awarded to about 13 of Mississippi‚Äôs community servants each year, all individuals with exceptional community service records and histories by Volunteer Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant.

April 13th

I Bleed Maroon blood drive today at SDN

April 13, 2015

Mississippi State campus radio station WMSV 91.1 FM and United Blood Services will continue their week-long blood drive in Starkville today at the Starkville Daily News.

Fire destroys home South of Starkville

April 13, 2015

A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home in Southern Oktibbeha County.
At 3:25 a.m., Central and District 5 Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 119 Andrew Road. Although the fire was large, it was put out rather quickly, county fire services coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

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Bemis leaves his mark as Refuge volunteer-in-residence

April 13, 2015

Robert Bemis will be ending his stint as volunteer-in-residence at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in the coming weeks, but the work completed during his time there will be visible long past his departure.

April 9th

150th anniversary of end of Civil War observed locally

April 9, 2015

One hundred fifty years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee climbed the steps of a private home in Appomattox, Virginia. Union General Ulysses S. Grant was waiting in the foyer for the meeting that would save the union.

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