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January 30th, 2014
Social mediaâ€™s rapid growth has created new avenues of abuse for bullies online, and officials at home and across the state are fighting to deal with the issue.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently released a statement that said his office is seeking ways to curb a rising trend of students posting inappropriate content on the social networking service Instagram.
In 2013, the Americorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program at Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) launched the Bulldog Mentors program.
Fire may spread fast, but so has the call for help for two Starkville teachers and their children.
The Starkville Rotary Club has been hard at work preparing for its largest fundraising event of the year which will take place next weekend â€” when the rodeo rolls into town. Cowboys, cowgirls and clowns will descend upon the Mississippi Horse Park on Starkville Feb. 7 and 8 to compete and perform during the Rotary Classic Rodeo.
Fourteen high seniors who plan to attend a Mississippi college will have the opportunity to earn scholarship money through the 2014 Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus Scholarship.
The caucus will award the $1,000 scholarship to three applicants from each of Mississippiâ€™s four congressional districts and two at-large applicants.
First United Methodist Church in Starkville has hired Lucy Bryant as director of weekday ministries.
Bryant will head the churchâ€™s day care and preschool programs, which serve children newborn to 5 years old.
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A grassroots effort to preregister more Starkville residents for C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home program seems to be making some headway in targeted neighborhoods.
Volunteer teams have started going door-to-door recruiting residents to preregister for the C Spire program â€” which is offering ultra high-speed fiber Internet, along with cable television and landline telephone services.
Mississippi State University Assistant Professor of Communication Skye Cooley has left to Russia to take part, in his own way, in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Cooley wonâ€™t be taking to the ice for a figure skating routine or racing down a luge course, but he will have his hands full working in media and research capacities.
Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory presented a new strategic plan with six goals at the Partnershipâ€™s annual banquet Monday at the Hunter Henry Center.
Gregory said it was the first time in five years that GSDP had developed a strategic plan. She said the plan was timed to coincide with the completion of strategic plans for Starkville and Oktibbeha County.
Former U.S. Senator from Mississippi John C. Stennis may be gone, but his legacy lives on through the crew and service of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that carries his name.
Thatâ€™s what Capt. Michael Wettlaufer, commanding officer of the USS John C. Stennis, told a packed house at the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday afternoon.