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Farmers Market Squash Casserole

June 30, 2015

Squash Casserole

As produce becomes plentiful in backyard gardens and at the Tuesday and Saturday Starkville Community Markets, you may find yourself in need of new ways to use some everyday vegetables like squash. This delicious, easy squash casserole can be quickly modified to incorporate zucchini, spices or other flavors of your choice.

1/4 cup butter

Consider pets' reaction this July 4

June 29, 2015

Fant finishes in top 10 of national competition

June 27, 2015

Starkville native Tanner Fant was a top 10 finalist in America's Distinguished Young Woman competition Saturday evening during a program in Mobile, Alabama.
Fant received a total of $4,500 in scholarships during the competition, winning $3,500 for being a finalist and an addition $1,000 for winning a fitness preliminary award on Friday.

Fant wins preliminary fitness award at DYW competition

June 26, 2015

Tanner Fant spent months perfecting her pushups and her hard work payed off Friday night as she won a fitness award and $1,000 scholarship during the Distinguished Young Woman of America preliminary competition.

Dog of the week

June 26, 2015

Do you have a soft spot for mama dogs? Scarlet is a three year old energetic hound mix who was found as a stray in April along with her two puppies. Her puppies have been adopted and Scarlet is waiting on her turn to find a forever home! She would make a great walking buddy as she loves to go on walks.

Cat of the week

June 26, 2015

Emerald is a jewel of a cat! About sixteen months old, Emerald is a female cat who is very laid back and loves to be petted. She has gorgeous eyes and tortoiseshell coloring. Emerald is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.

Fant completes first night of DYW competition

June 26, 2015

Starkville native Tanner Fant is competing in Mobile, Alabama this weekend for the title of America's Distinguished Young Woman. Fant won the Starkville Distinguished Young Woman program in spring 2014 and Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman program last summer.

MSU's Great Southern Tomato Tasting held this evening

June 26, 2015

Regardless if you think of a tomato as a vegetable instead of a fruit, Mississippi State University will be hosting their Great Southern Tomato Tasting today at the MSU Trial Gardens. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m., and is open to the public

Gay marriage legal, Supreme Court says

June 26, 2015

Marriage by same-sex couples cannot be constitutionally prohibited, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday morning.
Justices decided 5-4 in an Ohio case, Obergefell v. Hodges. The ruling clears the way for same-sex marriage in the 13 states where it is now prohibited, including Mississippi.

Sports Photo of the Week

June 25, 2015

Starkville High School's Tyson Carter poses with 12-year National Basketball Associaton veteran and former Yellowjacket Travis Outlaw.

Camp Jigsaw underway at MSU

June 25, 2015

Campers are spending the week at Mississippi State University for the College of Education's Camp Jigsaw.
Camp jigsaw is a camp for autistic boys ages 13 and up. The camp puts a heavy emphasis on improving social skills and self-confidence for the campers, with daily morning sessions devoted wholly to the subject. For more on Camp Jigsaw, see Friday's edition of the Starkville Daily News.

Obamacare survives Supreme Court

June 25, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that offering insurance subsidies at the state and federal level is legal, thus upholding a vital part of the Affordable Care Act.
The 6-3 majority - which included Chief Justice John Roberts - means the health-care reform law also known as Obamacare will remain in effect.

Mississippi cities honored for smoke-free ordinances

June 25, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says the Magnolia state leads the nation when it comes to implementing municipal smoke-free air ordinances.

On Tuesday, 14 Mississippi cities that passed comprehensive smoke-free ordinances in 2014 were honored by the Health Department, the Mississippi Public Health Association and Smokefree Mississippi.

Mobile relief comes to Starkville

June 24, 2015

Liberty Portable Restrooms got a ribbon-cutting from the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Wednesday. Contact the business, owned by Chris Sears, at 662-312-5785.

Thowback Thursday: Michael Jackson exits stage left

June 24, 2015

Only six years ago, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest brought on by a fatal overdose in his home at the age of 50.
“May our love be with you always Michael,” said his brother Jermaine Jackson in a quote released by the Los Angeles Times on the day of his death.

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