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Circuit clerk encourages voters to make their voices heard in Tuesday runoff

May 27, 2015

By JAMES CARSKADON
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Voters in five Oktibbeha County voting precincts will held to the polls Tuesday as part of the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who passed away in February from brain cancer.

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4-H Congress draws members to Starkville

May 27, 2015

By CONNOR GUYTON
life@starkvilledailynews.com

4-H members from across the state gathered in Starkville Wednesday to compete as well as attend exhibits, workshops and campus tours. One of the first workshops that was open to the students Wednesday was the 4-H International Village.

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Bee Hive to host grand opening

May 27, 2015

By ALEX ONKEN
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Bee Hive Home of Starkville, an assisted living facility, will be celebrating its grand opening on Friday at 11 a.m.

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Starkville eighth grader misses cut for spelling bee semifinals

May 27, 2015

SDN Staff Report

Despite not misspelling a word on stage, Starkville Academy eighth grader Bates Bennett was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday at the end of the third round of competition.

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B B King

May 27, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tn-The city of Memphis is saying farewell to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street on Wednesday.

SHS football to be shown on ESPNU

May 27, 2015

The Starkville High School football program will be showcased on national television this fall.
There has been an agreement between Paragon Marketing Group and SHS to have the August 28 game against Oxford at Yellowjacket Stadium to be shown on ESPNU.
Kickoff for the game, which has become known as the “Little Egg Bowl,” will be at 8 p.m.

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State officials speak to MSU’s Boys State

May 27, 2015

The young men attending at this year’s American Legion Boys State session at Mississippi State University heard from Gov. Phil Bryant and other top state officials Tuesday on how Mississippi’s government works.
Bryant, State Treasurer Lynn Finch and Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney spoke at 10 a.m in Lee Hall.

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Local student set to compete in national spelling bee

May 27, 2015

Starkville Academy eighth grader Bates Bennett is set to compete in the nationally televised Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Three juveniles reportedly vandalize West Elementary

May 27, 2015

An unlocked door opened the way for three children to make a mess in West Oktibbeha County Elementary School Monday evening, according to officials.
Sturgis Police Chief Doug Hamilton said the juveniles, ages four, 11 and 13, allegedly entered the school through a door that construction workers, who were working on renovations at the school, left unlocked.

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Grayson to hold keynote at genealogy fair

May 25, 2015

Walt Grayson, noted Mississippi television personality, will be the keynote speaker at the E.O. Templeton Jr. History at Genealogy Fair held at Mississippi State University on June 13, according to a news release.

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Rain or shine: Oktibbeha County remembers fallen soldiers

May 25, 2015

Intermittent rains and steady, rolling thunder couldn’t dampen spirits as dozens of people turned out at Oktibbeha County Courthouse on Memorial Day to honor America’s fallen soldiers.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s Military Affairs Committee hosted the service, which has been held annually since 2003.

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New biography tells the story of MSU alumnus, U.S. Senator John C. Stennis

May 24, 2015

On Wednesday, the author of Stennis: Plowing a Straight Furrow, Don H. Thompson, will be on the Mississippi State University campus to discuss the new book. A book signing will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government. Stennis’ daughter, Margaret Womble, will also be on hand for the event.

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Christian Writers Conference begins June 5

May 24, 2015

Events for 2015’s Southern Christian Writers Conference will kick off on June 5. The conference is held in Tuscaloosa, at the First Baptist Church, 721 Greensboro Ave., according to the SCWC’s website.

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Havard uses past experience to better community

May 24, 2015

Robyn Havard draws on her past trials for motivation to make a difference in the community.
Havard, who currently serves as the chair for Oktibbeha County Relay for Life, is a cancer survivor.
Brian Hawkins, a former Relay for Life Chair, said Havard’s brush with cancer has given her a fierce motivation for supporting Relay.

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East Webster gets third state crown in baseball

May 24, 2015

By ROBBIE FAULK
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

PEARL – In the final game of the final day of the 2014-15 sports year, it was fitting that the East Webster Wolverines took home another trophy.

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