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Supes delay granting MSU request

December 18, 2014

All signs point to Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University working more symbiotically on MSU’s South Entrance Road project. But county supervisors say they still need some assurances from the university before allowing MSU to connect its road to a county road.

Work almost done at Unity Park site

December 18, 2014

The finishing touches are going in at Unity Park and organizers remain hopeful that, after years of waiting, the park will finally be ready to open for a planned unveiling on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Miller to stay longer at SSD

December 18, 2014

Starkville School District Athletic Director Stan Miller has delayed his planned retirement, in part due to changes in SSD’s strategy for replacing him.

VIDEO: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

BOA needs more info on Cadence

December 17, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen decided at its Tuesday meeting to put off a decision on a multi-million dollar purchase of Cadence Bank’s downtown headquarters to turn into a new police station, choosing instead to seek further information on the issue.

Starkville collects 278 items for UMMC toy drive

December 17, 2014

Christmas came early for children at University of Mississippi Medical Center’s sickle cell disease clinic in Jackson.

Family receives new Habitat home

December 17, 2014

Flo Henley remembers the apartment where Angela Lindsey used to live with her four children. 
She was part of the Starkville Habitat for Humanity family selection committee that visited the apartment, and she said it only had two rooms, with Lindsey’s four children all living in one of those rooms. They slept, she said, on a bunk bed and one single bed with a trundle. 

County OKs comprehensive plan

December 16, 2014

Oktibbeha County supervisors put to bed its comprehensive planning process Monday during its last scheduled meeting of 2014.
The board unanimously approved a resolution establishing the county’s comprehensive plan, which is meant to be a roadmap for land use and development in the county for the next 20-25 years.

Travis Outlaw turkey giveaway set for Wednesday

December 16, 2014

As the holiday giving season hits full stride, Starkville native and NBA player Travis Outlaw is giving back to his hometown by offering 600 free turkeys to families for Christmas.

Rotary receives update on ACCESS program

December 16, 2014

Elizabeth Williams has found that college students with special needs aren’t always as different from other college students as they may initially seem.

‘Geocaching’ used to clean park

December 15, 2014

A group of local Geocachers gathered Saturday to participate in an event to pick up trash in a local park.
Nathan Lewis, who organized the event, said that Geocaching is a “21st Century scavenger hunt using GPS units.” All that it needed to participate, he said, is a GPS and a thrill for the outdoors.

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Crenshaw serves through love of animals

December 15, 2014

According to her friends, Christy Crenshaw has always loved animals. Growing up, she wanted to one day have a job where she would get to spend all of her time with animals.
Crenshaw’s dream came true when she was hired as the general manager of the Oktibbeha County Humane Society earlier this year.

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Consolidation to cost 23 teaching jobs

December 12, 2014

As Oktibbeha County School District’s time runs shorter — with its state-mandated consolidation with Starkville School District taking effect July 1, 2015 — so too is time for some of the county district’s teachers and administrators. Exactly how many OCSD faculty won’t make the cut is now becoming a clearer picture.

DAK FILES LAWSUIT

December 12, 2014

A Mississippi State spokesperson says quarterback Dak Prescott is suing an apparel company for using his likeness without permission.
Columbus television station WCBI reported that a lawsuit has been field in the Oktibbhea County Circuit Court asking a judge to stop Christian Matthew from printing and selling shirts that say “Dak Attack” and “Dak Dynasty.”

Donations, volunteers up for Red Kettle campaign

December 12, 2014

The Starkville Salvation Army is halfway through its 2014 Red Kettle Campaign and on track to meet its goal for this year.
As of Thursday morning, The Salvation Army was 56 percent of the way to the $40,000 goal set for this year, said Katie Walker, Service Center Manager of the Starkville Salvation Army. Last year’s drive fell short of the $40,000 goal by about $3,000.

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