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Citizens of Starkville and Oktibbeha County will likely be paying the same tax rate for schools after the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill last week that creates an equal school millage rate for all Oktibbeha County citizens.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen appointed Charles Yarbrough as Starkville Fire Chief effective immediately on a 4-3 vote after roughly 2.5 hours of interviews Monday evening.
Yarbrough, who previously served as SFDâ€™s training officer, will succeed former chief Rodger Mann, who retired at the end of February after a 30-plus year career with the department.
Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club about the â€śInternet of Thingsâ€ť Monday afternoon.
The Internet of Things, as Butler described it, is moving connectivity beyond the realm of people to further include physical aspects and computation systems.
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Take away one tough inning on Friday night and the Starkville Yellowjackets probably earn a nice Class 6A, Region 3 victory over the Madison Central Jaguars.
In the game of high school baseball, however, it usually takes seven innings to determine a winner, unless a run rule, weather or extra innings are needed.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK announced Monday that it has recommended to Starkville and Oktibbeha County officials to not move forward with the proposed $10 million Innovation District Park.
Unity Park is finally complete, as organizers unveiled its seventh and final plaque at a Monday morning ceremony.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation Monday on how to move forward with the comprehensive plan the board adopted in December.
Robin Whitfield is becoming familiar with Starkville. The Grenada watercolorist spent the month of November serving as the Noxubee Wildlife Refugeâ€™s Artist in Residence. Now, she is acting as the juror for the 2015 Cotton District Artâ€™s Festival juried art competition and has a exhibit of work showing in the Greater Starkville Development Partnershipâ€™s lobby.
After a long day with much speculation, Mississippi State made it official by hiring Ben Howland as the new men's basketball coach Monday night.
Although there has been nothing officially released or indicated by Mississippi State University, signs over the last two days have pointed to Ben Howland becoming the next men's basketball coach at the school.
NBCSports.com was the first to report the possibility that Howland would be a candidate to replace Rick Ray as coach of the Bulldogs, then ESPN and CBSSports.com quickly followed.