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February 20th, 2015

Alderman irate over appointment

February 20, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen named an interim fire chief for Starkville Fire Department during their Tuesday evening meeting, and at least one alderman is sharply displeased with his colleagues’ decision.

S.M.A.R.T. bus looks to expand

February 20, 2015

Mississippi State University’s transit system could expand further into the surrounding area if the latest Starkville MSU Area Rapid Transit (S.M.A.R.T.) grant proposal is approved by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

SHS stages ‘Legally Blonde’

February 20, 2015

The well known 2001 movie, “Legally Blonde” has taken on new life this weekend as the Starkville High School theater stages the musical version of the show.
The production opened Thursday night and will run through Sunday, with 7 p.m. showings tonight and Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets cost $7.

Student film makers screen at film festival

February 20, 2015

Two Mississippi State student film makers will be screening their films for the first time this weekend at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, which runs through Saturday.
Johnny Weichel, director of “Current State,” said that the film showing at The Mag is his second short film, but the first he has submitted for competition in this festival.

February 19th

Police chief outlines SPD’s personnel needs

February 19, 2015

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols outlined the needs of the Starkville Police Department during Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The biggest concerns for this year, Nichols said, are finding a home for the police department’s headquarters and finding a way to hire more officers. 

Magnolia Film Festival returns for three-day run in Starkville

February 19, 2015

Mississippi’s oldest film festival opens tonight at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville.
The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will run through Saturday, with film screenings at 7 p.m. each night as well as a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. The event will also feature a filmmaker forum, workshop and red carpet event.

House passes education bill short of MAEP standards

February 19, 2015

The Mississippi House of Representatives unanimously passed an education appropriations bill Wednesday that increases education funding by $106 million, but still leaves the state $200 million short of Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) funding levels.

Restaurant Week charities named

February 19, 2015

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership released on Wednesday the names of the three charities that will vie for a $5,000 donation during Starkville Restaurant Week.

February 18th

Board approves bond resolution, water rate hike

February 18, 2015

Roy A. Perkins couldn’t dissuade his fellow aldermen from approving a resolution of intent to issue $3 million in capital improvement bonds or approving a 5-percent increase in water and sewage rates Tuesday night, but he took full advantage of his “right to be heard.”

National panel puts spotlight on community college issues

February 18, 2015

Community college leaders from across the nation gathered at Mississippi State Tuesday to discuss the future of community colleges in the wake of President Barack Obama’s proposal to make two years of community college free to the public.

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