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August 12th

Federal changes coming to local school cafeterias

August 12, 2012

President Barack Obama may have signed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act into law in 2010, but the act is not yet in full effect.

Beverly Lowry, director of child nutrition for the Starkville School District, said the legislation only entered its implementation phase this year. Training on the new regulations was not available until July, she said.

MSU students care for tiger cubs in South Africa

August 12, 2012

Right now Starkville resident and Mississippi State University student Jake Read is just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa providing care to tiger and lion cubs.

His unique opportunity to take a two-week trip to the country was provided through GoEco, a volunteer organization established in 2005.

Preservation guide nearing final drafting

August 12, 2012

The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will hold a specially called meeting Aug. 13 to complete the historic preservation guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

August 11th

Renasant puts premium on local supplies, people

August 11, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

When a new bank comes to town, Rob Winklepleck says the bank typically brings its own construction contractor with it.

“Wherever home is for them is where they usually bring their contractors from,” Winklepleck, a project manager with West Brothers Construction, said.

MUW’s Borsig to be featured at TTC meeting

August 11, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Mississippi University For Women president Jim Borsig will discuss MUW’s economic impact on the local community at a meeting of the Town and Tower Club at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Mary Ellen Pope Banquet Hall in MUW’s Hogarth Dining Center.

Evans, Spruill receive tribute

August 11, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Community members hoping to get a seat at the Okitbbeha County Heritage Museum’s fundraiser, “Denim and Diamonds,” have until Monday to claim their ticket for the western-themed affair.

August 10th

Get Swept Up gives new life to city streets

August 10, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

With 21 days remaining until the first kick off of the new football season, the city of Starkville is gearing up to do its part in welcoming visitors to the town and Mississippi State University campus.

SED readies new smartphone app

August 10, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Starkville residents with smartphones will soon be able to use them to pay their electric bills and check their usage of electricity in real time.

Miss. State earns 2nd mobile veterinary clinic

August 10, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

For the past five years, students at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have gained real-world experience through the program’s Mobile Veterinary Clinic.

August 9th

Local ABC affiliate to stop broadcasting at month’s end

August 9, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Viewers in Starkville and surrounding areas hoping to catch ABC programming on the local affiliate station WKDH will instead see a blank screen starting Sept. 1.

The station, which has been active since 2001, is going off the air at midnight Aug. 31.

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