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July 29th, 2014

Rotary Exchange student says goodbye to club on Monday

July 29, 2014

Nancy Hargrove has watched Philippa Romen-Naegel pick up a uniquely Southern habit.

Hargrove is a member of Starkville Rotary Club, and Romen-Naegel is the club’s 2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student from Germany. Hargrove said she had taken Romen-Naegel to several meetings and recently went to dinner with her, where she said she noticed the habit taking hold.

Quinn trial to begin

July 29, 2014

Archie Quinn’s capital murder trial is set to begin today before Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Howard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

The court spent Monday selecting a jury for the trial, according to Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton.

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July 28th

Fant wins DYW

July 28, 2014

Starkville’s own Tanner Fant was named winner of the Mississippi Distinguished Young Women (DYW) competition Saturday evening in Meridian.

Although Fant spent months preparing for the competition, she said the moment is all still a blur.

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Emerson hosts traveling exhibit

July 28, 2014

To the children it’s designed for, the Mississippi Children’s Museum Roll-Match-Read display may look a lot like a playground.

There are chutes that can be moved to different locations on a magnetic wall, and balls to roll down those chutes. There are bells to ring, mechanisms to turn, and panels of different shapes to fit into matching holes.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Underwood strives to help youth talent blossom in Miss.

July 28, 2014

Children are the future.

For decades, Starkville resident Joe Ray Underwood has committed himself to this philosophy, continually motivating and encouraging students through his career and community service.

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July 25th

Summer Scholars ready for stage - Performances scheduled for this weekend at MSU’s McComas Hall

July 25, 2014

While laughs generally abound in Mississippi State University’s annual Summer Scholars on Stage productions, it’s possible to identify a streak of horror and suspense in the last three years.

Iraqi exchange students shed light on culture

July 25, 2014

Many Americans have preconceived notions of what people from Mississippi are like and what is life is like here.

Many Americans may also have similar misconceptions about people from Iraq.

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Suspects arrested in burglary case

July 25, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department took two individuals into custody Wednesday on suspicion of their involvement in a reported Monday afternoon residential burglary.

OCSD Sgt. First Class Jon Davis said the department arrested 21-year-old Charles Arney and 19-year-old Shoshoney Nunn in connection with the alleged incident.

July 24th

SPD sees uptick in Nextdoor members - Program provides neighborhood watch on social media platform

July 24, 2014

About four weeks ago, Starkville Police Department hosted a community gathering about concerns of criminal activity on South Montgomery Street that filled the Starkville City Hall courtroom to capacity.

In the time since, 121 South Montgomery residents have signed up for Nextdoor, a private social network service that serves as a modern neighborhood watch.

Sales tax holiday set for weekend

July 24, 2014

It can be expensive for families to send their children back to school.

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