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May 9th

Local girl advances to compete in Miss Teen Mississippi pageant

May 9, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville native Amber Burns’ first foray into the major pageant scene is already proving to be a successful one.

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Mississippi State vet now offers free eye exams for service dogs

May 9, 2013

Mazie Grace has only been Beverly Hammett’s seeing eye dog for six months, but she already knows Hammett’s needs inside and out.

Walker defeats Gaskin by 4 votes

May 9, 2013

For John Gaskin, it was close but still no cigar.

In 2009, Gaskin’s first bid to become a Starkville alderman, only 12 votes separated the candidate from a seat on the board. This year, it was only four.

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Ward 2 alderman race still unresolved

May 9, 2013

A contentious battle for Starkville’s Ward 2 alderman race will have to wait at least one more day to be resolved.

Oktibbeha County election commissioners voted unanimously just after 6 p.m. Wednesday to reconvene today to sift through contested affidavit ballots that have yet to be counted. City Clerk Taylor Adams said the meeting had tentatively been set for 10:30 a.m.

City gets $400,000 EPA grant

May 9, 2013

Starkville has positioned itself to become more environmentally sound. On Wednesday, the city received $400,000 in grant funding through the Environmental Protection Agency for assessment in cleaning up area brownfields.

May 8th

George Self

May 8, 2013

George M. Self, 75, of Starkville, passed away on May 7, 2013 at University Medical Center in Jackson.  He was a very hard working man and a friend to everyone he met. His love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors was only surpassed by his love for God and his family.

Holder the closer: MSU pitcher gets more responsibility

May 8, 2013

Jonathan Holder established himself as the closer for the Mississippi State baseball team as a freshman.
In his sophomore season, the right hander is seeing more and more responsibility.
Most closers only feel comfortable when it's a save situation. Holder wants the ball regardless of what the situation is.

Robinson camp to focus on life as well as football

May 8, 2013

William Robinson was looking for someone to be the face of a camp to teach young boys the skills of life along with football.
He decided to turn to his good friend with the same name William Robinson, but this happens to be former Mississippi State quarterback William "Sleepy" Robinson.

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SSD board president ready to be roasted

May 8, 2013

At first, Eddie Myles needed to be reminded what a comedy roast was.

Myles is president Starkville School District’s Board of Trustees, director of the Wellness Connection at OCH Regional Medical Center and a deacon at Second Baptist Church. Between those roles, he said, he hardly has time for TV, so he hasn’t seen televised celebrity roasts.

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