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September 25th

Arrest made in connection with MUW assault

September 25, 2012


A man is in Columbus Police Department custody three weeks after a sexual assault was reported to Mississippi University for Women campus officers.

Jamerrell Antwon Brandon, 27, of 822 16th Street North in Columbus, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of sexual assault.

Genealogy Society tours historic Bardwell home

September 25, 2012


The Oktibbeha Historical and Genealogical Society will host a tour of the historic Bardwell Home on Thursday as a part of the continuing celebration of Starkville’s 175th anniversary.

September 24th

Challenge: Corral undecided voters

September 24, 2012

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Loretta Mitchell is 100 percent sure she’s going to vote in the presidential race come November. She doesn’t have a clue who’ll get that vote.

That makes her a rare and highly sought after commodity: an undecided likely voter.

Electing officers on HPC agenda

September 24, 2012


The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will plan future information sessions on standards for its proposed local historic districts and elect a chairperson at its meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall’s building department.

Cleanup effort lets violators work off fines

September 24, 2012


Starkville Police Department’s program to help clean up the city while allowing residents who have been charged with crimes to work off their fines has been active for nearly 10 years, Chief David Lindley said, and the operation has been a win-win situation for the city since its inception.

September 23rd

Retired Starkville teacher christens new Navy vessel

September 23, 2012

Typically, the U.S. Navy selects one sponsor to christen each new vessel with a bottle of champagne, but when the time came to christen the USNS Choctaw County, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus decided one sponsor was not enough.

Starkville native returns as local children’s librarian

September 23, 2012

Christina Jurusik wants Starkville and Oktibbeha County children to love reading as much as she does.

“It’s my way of having fun (and) experiencing things I couldn’t experience any other way,” Jurusik said. “It’s a way to explore and have adventures. If you’re in a bad situation, it’s a way to get out of it. It really helps if you have a good imagination.”

Symphony to open season with concert

September 23, 2012

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony will fill the Cadence Bank plaza with the sounds of Dixieland.

“Pops on the Plaza” will open the symphony’s 44th season under the direction of conductor and music director Michael Brown, head of the MSU Department of Music.

September 22nd

Reveille digitization project preserves past

September 22, 2012


Through the efforts of Mississippi State University Libraries and the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative, every volume of the university’s student-published yearbook is now available online.

Keenum: MSU ready to face tight funding

September 22, 2012

From staff and wire reports

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum says there is reason for optimism amid decreased federal and state funding for Mississippi universities and an investigation into the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program’s financial solvency.

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