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January 23rd, 2015

School bond petition fate unclear

January 23, 2015

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has thrown its support behind an Oktibbeha County bond measure for a new middle school in the forthcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, but it remains to be seen whether the referendum will come to a public vote as requested by the signers of a petition to bring the bond up for public consideration.

Floor open for Restaurant Week nominations

January 23, 2015

Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting nominations for the charities that will benefit from the 2015 Starkville Restaurant Week.
Charity nominations, which opened Tuesday, run through Feb. 9 on www.starkvillerestaurantweek.com.

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January 22nd

Clutch win: William hits the game-winning shot as MSU women beat Ole Miss

January 23, 2015

OXFORD – The Mississippi State women's basketball team has not had much success at its rival arena the last few years.
That came to an end on Thursday.
Freshman Morgan William knocked down the game-winning shot with 4 seconds remaining to lead the No. 18 Bulldogs to a 64-62 victory over Ole Miss in Tad Smith Coliseum to snap a two-game road losing streak to the Rebels. 

Oscar Lee Brown

January 23, 2015

Mr. Oscar Lee Brown, 87, of Starkville, Mississippi died Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Josey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor Thomas Rogers, Officiating.

Area teams look forward to Mid Mississippi Challenge

January 22, 2015

Tournament basketball is valuable for high school teams at this time of the year.
Most events are planned around the Christmas season when schools are out for holidays and it makes traveling out of town easier.
Whenever there's an opportunity to play close to home, it's a welcomed situation for squads at this time of the year with postseason right around the corner.

City hosts hearing on Parks’ role

January 22, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen hosted the first of two planned public hearings on its decision to bring the Starkville Parks Department under city control as an advisory body.
Parks operates as an independent body. Though a significant portion of its funding comes from the city, aldermen can only suggest actions to its governing body, the seven-member Starkville Parks Commission.

Local restaurants change ownership, start renovations

January 22, 2015

Two local restaurants will see something new in the coming weeks as they go through ownership changes.
On Jan. 5, a sign went up on the door at Old Venice Pizza Company on Main Street saying the restaurant was undergoing renovations.

Local man arrested in armed robbery

January 22, 2015

Starkville Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of armed robbery after he allegedly showed up to his place of employment with a pistol on Friday.

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January 21st

Mississippi State beats Auburn on road

January 21, 2015

AUBURN, Ala. – Mississippi State sophomore I.J. Ready saw enough of a late-game run by Auburn Wednesday night.
Ready halted the run with a critical 3-point basket and followed that with four-straight free throw as the Bulldogs grabbed their first win in the Auburn Arena with a 78-71 win over Auburn in a Southeastern Conference men’s basketball contest.

Lydia Rogers Miller

January 21, 2015

Lydia Rogers Miller, 51, a resident of Huntsville, Alabama and formerly of Starkville, Mississippi, died January 20, 2015 at her residence in Huntsville, Alabama.

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