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July 2nd, 2014

Starkville firefighters give test run to new diving equipment

July 2, 2014

Starkville Fire Department firefighters took to the water Tuesday during the department’s first training day to get used to newly-acquired diving gear.

The department received nine new sets of diving gear worth $19,400 in early June through a donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

July 1st

City may consider relocating SPD - CAO to address aldermen about possible land purchase opportunity

July 1, 2014

The future of Starkville Police Department may ultimately not be tied to the building that is now City Hall, especially if the Board of Aldermen get on board with another option that may be on the table.

Remembering freedom summer - Freedom Rider revisits Starkville

July 1, 2014

The last time Ron Carver was in Starkville was during one of the most contentious times of Mississippi’s history.

“Fifty years ago, we wouldn’t even be having a conversation here about this,” Carver said.

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Police seek counterfeit check suspects

July 1, 2014

Starkville Police Department is warning businesses to be alert for possible counterfeit checks after two local businesses have fallen victim to reported felony false pretense incidents.

OCSD presents 2014-15 budget

July 1, 2014

The Oktibbeha County School District presented its projected Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget for consideration at a Monday evening public hearing at the district office on Main Street.

Rotary Club passes torch to new president Monday

July 1, 2014

For Brent Fountain, one year has gone by fast.

Fountain has spent the past year as president of the Starkville Rotary Club, with Michelle Amos as president-elect. But on Monday, the time came for Fountain to pass the presidency along to Amos, and he said he was grateful to the members of the club for their support.

June 27th

A well-timed preview - New restaurant in old State Theatre offers sneak peak during unWINE

June 27, 2014

Two coinciding Thursday evening events offered a chance for people to take advantage of special deals in some downtown stores and to preview a new sports grill that will soon open for business in the old State Theatre.

False rape claim yields local arrest

June 27, 2014

Starkville Police arrested a Crawford woman after determining that she falsely accused someone of raping her at a Starkville hotel on Sunday.

A department release said 47-year-old Carolyn Monroe was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report. According to the report, Monroe told police on Sunday that a male acquaintance had raped her at America’s Best Value Inn on Highway 12.

Benefit set for Harris

June 27, 2014

On Sunday, the community will have an opportunity to support a local man who is fighting a life-threatening condition at the Vince Harris Benefit show.

Peter’s Rock program builds reading foundation

June 27, 2014

As a member of Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ and principal of West Oktibbeha County Elementary School, Andrea Temple knows the importance of a solid foundation in both faith and education.

Last year, she said, the state legislature passed a law making a solid reading foundation more important than ever for students.

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