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July 21st

OCH employees are mindful of uncertainty

July 21, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

As discussions continue on the future of OCH Regional Medical Center, hospital employees say they continue their day-to-day jobs while thoughts on the uncertain future are always at the back of their minds.

Local DYW Travis earns top-10 spot in Miss. program

July 21, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Holly Travis, Starkville’s representative at the Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman scholarship program, placed in the event’s top 10 Saturday.

Travis received a self-expression preliminary award Friday based on interviewing skills.
Lauderdale County’s Mackenzie Ross was named the overall winner.

UnWINE organizers prepare for Thursday

July 21, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

A night of wine and shopping is on the horizon for the women of the Starkville community as the third unWINE Downtown event begins 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
Jennifer Gregory, GSDP Vice President for Tourism, said interest for the event has gained momentum since its initial launch.

July 20th

Rice scientist looks back at noted career

July 20, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Of the six varieties of rice Dwight Kanter developed and named, three are named after small Mississippi Delta towns: Litton, Pace and Priscilla.

Funding sought for courthouse cameras

July 20, 2012

County officials say funding from a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant could help fund the installation of extra surveillance cameras at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex.

Children’s radio-writing camp develops creativity

July 20, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

When children engaged in the “Magic Sentence” activity at Mississippi State University’s Writing for Radio Camp, it was actually the children themselves that the teachers saw as magical.

July 19th

Musical comedy brings apocalypse to the stage

July 19, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

After 30 years, the Summer Scholars on Stage program will once again raise the curtain for its newest original musical comedy.

“Don’t Panic! (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse)” premieres tonight at 7 p.m. in the McComas Hall theater at Mississippi State University.

Sheriff: Lock car doors at all times

July 19, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Thursday-morning string of car burglaries in the area of Cardinal Lane, a residential road in western Oktibbeha County.

Peters named interim parks administrator

July 19, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

The Starkville Parks and Recreation Board named Herman Peters interim director at its meeting Thursday.

Peters will fill the position left vacant after former Director Matthew Rye officially stepped down from his duties during the meeting.

July 18th

SED starts fiber optic infrastructure upgrade

July 18, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Starkville Electric Department officials unveiled and began work on a long-term infrastructure upgrade Wednesday which will use fiber optic cables to eventually implement public Wi-Fi access and automatic utility metering.

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