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February 20th, 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 colleaguesâ decision.
Mississippi State Universityâs 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.
The well known 2001 movie, âLegally Blondeâ 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.
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 âCurrent State,â said that the film showing at The Mag is his second short film, but the first he has submitted for competition in this festival.
Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols outlined the needs of the Starkville Police Department during Tuesday nightâs Board of Aldermen meeting. The biggest concerns for this year, Nichols said, are finding a home for the police departmentâs headquarters and finding a way to hire more officers.Â
Mississippiâs 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.
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.
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.
Roy A. Perkins couldnât 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 âright to be heard.â
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 Obamaâs proposal to make two years of community college free to the public.