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October 3rd, 2014
When a school bus extends the mechanical arm bearing its stop sign, and nearby motorists donâ€™t stop, the consequences can be deadly.
Local health care providers are doing their part to prepare for what could be a worst-case scenario: an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday the first case of the virus, which has killed more than 3,000 in four West African countries and sickened more than 6,500 since March according the World Health Organization, was diagnosed in Dallas.
Nearly 3 percent of American adults suffer from the the extreme mood swings associated with bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Only about 48 percent of those individuals are receiving treatment.
As terrible as Hurricane Katrina was, Willie Womack believes it made the Federal Emergency Management Agency stronger.
Womack is preparedness branch chief for FEMA Region IV, an eight-state Southeastern region that includes Mississippi. It was in Katrinaâ€™s wake, he said, that FEMA developed Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs) that deploy to disaster-stricken sites almost immediately.
Every day, when Starkville High School senior Ashley Bishop goes to lunch, she meets with records clerk Ettaronda Hogan in her office.
Noon Saturday marks the deadline to register to vote in time for the November general election.
The Oktibbeha county circuit clerkâ€™s office, located in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex on Main Street, will remain open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through the week and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accept voter registration forms.
Despite the occasional hitch here and there, city officials believe installation for C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home service is progressing smoothly.
Mississippi Highway Patrolâ€™s Troop G made 59 arrests over the weekend, including 48 for driving under the influence, during a two-day enhanced DUI patrol.
Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials and vendors report that the extension of Starkville Mid-Week Market through fall, independent from the summer Starkville Community Market, has been a success they hope to return to in coming years.
Late Saturday morning provided a chance for the community to gather together at to Starkville Sportsplex and step up for kids.