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Water line breaks at SHS

October 23, 2014

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Starkville High School facilities.

Christmas parade deadline approaches

October 23, 2014

Halloween may still be more than a week away, but the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is looking for local churches, schools, businesses and other organizations to begin planning for the annual Starkville Main Street Christmas Parade.

Insect Rearing Workshop wrapping up at MSU

October 23, 2014

When Sen Seong Ng first came to America from Malaysia in 1982, he came to Mississippi State University to study for his master’s degree and Ph.D. in entomology under Frank Davis — and he also met Frank’s wife, Carole McReynolds Davis.

Kindergarten test scores lagging

October 22, 2014

More than 65 percent of kindergartners statewide, including students at Sudduth Elementary School and both West and East Oktibbeha County elementary schools, scored below the Mississippi Department of Education’s kindergarten readiness benchmark on a new statewide exam issued in August.

GTR hosts emergency drill Tuesday

October 22, 2014

A simulated mid-air collision scenario at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport drew first responders from across the region Tuesday morning to go through preparations for a worst-case scenario.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) holds such exercises once every three years to ensure local responders are prepared to respond to such an event if needed, said GTR Executive Director Mike Hainsey.

BOA waives penalties for Oct. 15 storm debris

October 22, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously voted at its regular meeting Tuesday to extend a 40-day waiver on fees to help residents continue to clean in the aftermath of an Oct. 15 storm that felled trees, damaged property and left much of the city without power.

MSU remembers Freedom Summer

October 21, 2014

Hollis Watkins wanted to begin discussion of the Freedom Summer Project with song.

SFD heads Pink Heals

October 21, 2014

October may be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Sheila Coley knows that breast cancer knows no season.

RoboJackets win 3rd consecutive state title

October 21, 2014

The Starkville High School RoboJackets have claimed their third consecutive BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) state championship after competing at the Mississippi BEST Robotics competition Saturday.
In addition to the overall championship, the RoboJackets captured first place in robotics performance, booth design and interview and won the most robust robot award.

VIDEO: SEC Is 1st Conference To Put 4 In Top 5 Of AP Poll

October 20, 2014

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five ? all from the western division. Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. Alabama jumped three spots to No. 4 after a 59-0 victory against Texas A&M. Auburn moved up a spot to No.

Glenda Clark furthers arts, dance

October 20, 2014

Those who know her say Glenda Clark is one of Starkville’s biggest patrons of the arts.
Clark has served with the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) in several ways, from helping with its annual Arts Gala to hosting membership events in her home.
At SAAC’s most recent Arts Gala, Ellen Boles presented Clark with the SAAC 2014 Award of Excellence in the Arts.

SSD state scores hold largely steady

October 17, 2014

Starkville School District’s accountability ratings from the Mississippi Department of Education held steady at a “C” grade for the district as a whole, with individual schools either holding steady or falling one letter grade, but officials say that in light of changes to the rating system, the letters don’t tell the whole story.

MSU plans Preparathon for Saturday

October 17, 2014

Mississippi State University’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will have its Preparathon on Saturday near the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre on the MSU campus.
The event will include a free emergency preparedness fair as well as a half marathon, a 5k, and a family fun run. The fair runs from 8 a.m.-noon, while the races begin at 7 a.m.

Declining gas prices hit 3-year low

October 17, 2014

Average gas prices in Mississippi have fallen as low as they’ve been in more than three years, and trends suggest consumers may be able to enjoy low prices through the winter.

SPD seeking Dollar General break-in suspects

October 17, 2014

Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating three individuals in connection with an early-morning store break-in.

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