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State speaker fields questions from public

October 9, 2013

Multiple citizens expressed strong support for gun owners’ rights and other conservative initiatives during Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn’s visit to Mississippi State University’s Hunter Henry Center Tuesday for his second iteration of “Mississippi Solutions — an Ideas Tour.”

SSD Board looks into fundraisers

October 9, 2013

Starkville School District Board of Education talked fundraisers at its Tuesday evening meeting at the Greensboro Center.

The discussion arose while the board discussed approving the last set of fundraiser requests for different groups in the district. During the discussion, board secretary Eric Heiselt wondered if some fundraisers were conducted to cover costs the district should pay.

Noxubee Refuge closure sits poorly with residents

October 9, 2013

The leaves are changing colors and the birds are still chirping at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, but nobody is there to see it.

The refuge is going on its ninth day of closure because of the government shutdown. Steve Reagan, director of the refuge, noted the traffic has been noticeably lighter on Bluff Lake Road since the closure.

March of Dimes plans signature chef’s auction

October 9, 2013

The March of Dimes will hold Starkville’s first Golden Triangle Signature Chef’s Auction at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Mississippi State University’s Hunter Henry Center, raising funds to prevent and manage premature births by bringing together Starkville’s top chefs.

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