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Airstrikes begin in Syria

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.

Man arrested in would-be school break-in

September 23, 2014

Starkville police arrested a local man early Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to break into Ward Stewart Elementary School.
Terry Lee Coggins, 21, of 113 Henderson St. is being held in Oktibbeha County Jail on suspicion of attempted burglary and disorderly conduct. He was released Monday night after posting $5,000 bond.

ZZ Top show rescheduled

September 23, 2014

Mississippi State University’s Music Maker Productions (MMP) announced Monday that ZZ Top has rescheduled its concert for 8 p.m. April 10 at Humphrey Coliseum.

Castleberry updates Rotary on progress on Mill at MSU

September 23, 2014

Starkville Rotary Club received an update on The Mill at Mississippi State University Monday when Mark Castleberry, of Castle Properties, spoke to the club about the development’s progress.
The project encompasses the renovation of the Cooley Building and the lot surrounding it.

VIDEO: Mississippi St. hangs on to beat LSU

September 22, 2014

Game adds to vibe at annual SAAC gala

September 22, 2014

There was something for everyone Saturday night at Starkville Area Art’s Council’s annual Art’s Gala. The dinner, dancing and auction were enhanced by the addition of the MSU vs. LSU football game playing in the ballroom.
Bekah Sparks, co-chair of the gala planning committee, felt like once the game was turned on, the energy in the room became more excited.

Did McDaniel win by losing Senate race?

September 22, 2014

JACKSON — It’s been nearly three months since Chris McDaniel lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, and he still hasn’t conceded. Now, it’s worth considering whether McDaniel, a state senator tea party favorite from Jones County, is pursuing a long-term political strategy of winning by losing.

Newsom shares talent, stories of her travels

September 22, 2014

Ellen Newsom, when not traveling around the globe, is actively giving her time and talents to her church and community.
A retired nurse, Newsom is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and actively volunteers with Casserole Kitchen and Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.).

Operation Christmas Child comes full circle

September 19, 2014

Operation Christmas Child has come full-circle in Starkville.
Elena Hagemeier, who received a box from OCC when she was living in an orphanage in Russia, will be speaking about how receiving that box changed her life on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Outreach Center of First Baptist Church.

2-pound pot bust made in Clay County

September 19, 2014

UNA — Clay County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) deputies, in conjunction with Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, arrested two Una residents Monday, after investigators executed a search warrant that allegedly yielded about 2 pounds of marijuana.

Honors College to present play in outdoor ‘Greek’ style

September 19, 2014

Love, lust, revenge and tragedy will overtake Griffis Hall next week as part of the Shackouls Honors College’s Classical Week.
“Medea,” the Greek tragedy by Euripides will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 on the patio behind Griffis Hall in Zacharias Village.
The story centers around Medea, a woman seeking recent for the deeds of her husband, said director Donna Clevinger.

New design standards gain alderman approval

September 18, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a modified version of a minimum design standards ordinance for building facades and parking lot surfacing with a 5-2 vote at its Tuesday meeting.

Messages of pain, strength displayed at MSU Drill Field

September 18, 2014

Survivors of violence and abuse let their messages be heard this week as the Clothesline Project took its place on the Mississippi State University Drill Field.
Individuals who have been assaulted or abused had the opportunity to paint their message onto a t-shirt to be displayed on campus for passersby to see.

Judge dismisses case against circuit clerk

September 18, 2014

A lawsuit against Oktibbeha County and its Circuit Clerk, Glenn Hamilton, has been dismissed for the second time in federal court.

Aldermen amend ‘plus-one’ benefit

September 17, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen amended the city’s plus-one insurance expansion before a capacity crowd on a 4-2 vote with one abstaining vote at their Tuesday evening meeting at Starkville City Hall.

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