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Starkville Bridges seeks volunteers

September 15, 2014

Starkville Bridges Out of Poverty will host a day-long training and informational session Tuesday at the Starkville Sportsplex on Lynn Lane for volunteers who are looking to get involved in the program.

Bryant distrust on refugee program

September 15, 2014

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant’s distrust of President Barack Obama is flaring again.
The Republican is once more citing something he fears Washington will do in his decision for Mississippi to stop accepting new entrants to the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program.

McMullen’s hard work, eagerness to help makes positive impression

September 15, 2014

Stein McMullen’s dedication helping others has made him an asset both to Starkville Fire Department and the community.
McMullen, who currently works for SFD as a fire marshal, began working with the department in November 1996, said Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann. He said Stein was promoted to fire marshal in September 2004.

MSU holds memorial for Cristil

September 12, 2014

There were many expressions of love and respect offered by the speakers during Thursday's memorial service for the late Jack Cristil.
They all used their voice to make those feelings known tot he family and friends gathered at Humphrey Coliseum.

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USAF band to play at McComas Hall

September 12, 2014

On Monday, six service members of the United States Air Force will bring their musical talents to Starkville as the USAF Band of the West Freedom Brass Quintet kicks off a 2-concernt Mississippi tour at Mississippi State University.

Benefit race for cancer research set for Saturday

September 12, 2014

When Kimberly C. Gee wanted to be tested for ovarian cancer, doctors told her she was too young to have the disease and thus, too young for the tests. They were wrong.

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

MetroCast outage affects 6 counties

September 11, 2014

A broken fiber optic line led to an afternoon-long MetroCast service outage in six counties, much to customers’ ire.

MetroCast Southern Region Operations Manager Mark Boyer said the problem originated in Houston, before MetroCast dispatched crews to repair the issue.

Murray enjoying Miss America stage

September 11, 2014

On Sunday, Jasmine Murray, a Mississippi State University student from Columbus, will appear on national television — but not for the first time.

Locals remember experiences during 9/11, attacks’ aftermath

September 11, 2014

John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Volunteers lend hand to local law enforcement, firefighters

September 11, 2014

First responders throughout Oktibbeha County received the help of volunteers Wednesday as part of a service event held in honor of the National Day of Service.

City to keep "plus one" coverage

September 10, 2014

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver's motion following executive session to remove the "plus-one" benefit from city employee health plans failed to receive a second during a called Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.
The board unanimously approved adding the plus-one adult plan, as well as an employee-plus-children plan to its health benefits during its Sept. 2 meeting.

SSD, OCSD to seek bids on projects jointly

September 10, 2014

Starkville School District will look to advertise for bids alongside Oktibbeha County School District as both districts continue preparations for their July consolidation.
After a lengthy executive session, the SSD Board of Trustees voted to seek bids jointly with OCSD for a $550,000 construction project to expand Starkville High School's cafeteria.

Fire department uses Evans Hall for fire training prior to demolition

September 10, 2014

Evans Hall’s life as a dormitory may be over, but Starkville Fire Department is still getting some use out of the old Mississippi State University building before its demolition.
Starkville Fire Department Training Officer Charles Yarbrough said the department is using the building to run training scenarios.

Remembering Jack Cristil: Voice of Bulldogs passes away at 88

September 9, 2014

“You can wrap it in Maroon and White.”

That phrase gave chills to so many Mississippi State Bulldog fans and it made Jack Cristil famous, not only in Mississippi, but around the nation. The longtime “Voice of the Bulldogs” passed away Sunday at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extend illness.

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