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April 9th, 2015
One local boy got surprise recognition Wednesday afternoon when members of Starkville Police Department, Starkville Fire Department and Mayor Parker Wiseman stopped by his second grade classroom.
Meredith Gunn, director of workforce development for the Mississippi Energy Institute, was back â€śin the middle school mindsetâ€ť Wednesday morning as she spoke to students in Hannah Rachel Smithâ€™s 8th grade English class at Armstrong Middle School.
Some members of Starkvilleâ€™s city leadership spent part of the evening discussing power with Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) President and CEO Jack Simmons.
The T.K. Martin Center, on the Mississippi State University campus, provides a way for Mississippians with the most severe disabilities to express themselves through art.
Lucky Dog Productions will bring its barrel racing series to the Mississippi Horse Park this weekend. The event marks the second time this year the parkâ€™s horse stalls will be sold out, according to Horse Park facility director Bricklee Miller.
The barrel races will run Friday-Sunday and are free to the public. The Mississippi Horse Park is located on Poorhouse Road.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors spent much of Mondayâ€™s meeting discussing the state of the roads in the county, although not much action was taken during the meeting regarding the roadways.
Â It appears the days of having a meter reader stop by your house once a month to read and record your utility usage may soon become a thing of the past. It canâ€™t be soon enough for utility department heads who said locked gates and aggressive pets not to mention the large turn-over in a college town have created problems for utility companies.
Two Starkville civic leaders will be honored next week during National Volunteer Week for their continued service above and beyond the call of duty.
When Charles Darwin sailed his voyage of the Beagle in 1831, his route took him through the Galapagos Islands. He performed additional research for several years once returning to London, before publishing the books that made him famous â€” â€śThe Voyage of the Beagleâ€ť and â€śOn the Origin of Species.â€ť
Eleven singer/songwriters competed Thursday night for the opportunity to take the stage performing their original music at the Cotton District Arts Festival on April 18.