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April 9th, 2015

ZZ Top to play Friday at the Hump

April 9, 2015

Over 40 years after ZZ Top opened in 1973-74 school year with a concert at the Animal Husbandry Building on the Mississippi State University campus, they will return Friday to play at the Humphrey Coliseum.
The concert was rescheduled from Oct. 30 after bassist Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury in September.

SPD recognizes local boy’s heroism

April 9, 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.

MEI kicks off youth workforce development push in Starkville

April 9, 2015

Meredith Gunn, director of workforce development for the Mississippi Energy Institute, was back “in the middle school mindset” Wednesday morning as she spoke to students in Hannah Rachel Smith’s 8th grade English class at Armstrong Middle School.

April 8th

City leaders talk power with utility exec

April 8, 2015

Some members of Starkville’s city leadership spent part of the evening discussing power with Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) President and CEO Jack Simmons.

EXPRESS Yourself promotes artists with disabilities

April 8, 2015

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.

Horse Park to host Lucky Dog barrel races this weekend

April 8, 2015

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 park’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.

April 7th

Supes hear complaints over state of roads

April 7, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors spent much of Monday’s meeting discussing the state of the roads in the county, although not much action was taken during the meeting regarding the roadways.

Utility meter readers to become obsolete- at least in Starkville

April 7, 2015

 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 can’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 citizens named statewide volunteers of year

April 7, 2015

Two Starkville civic leaders will be honored next week during National Volunteer Week for their continued service above and beyond the call of duty.

Rotary hears account of wild life on the Galapagos Islands

April 7, 2015

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 — “The Voyage of the Beagle” and “On the Origin of Species.”

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