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October 29th

Candidates make final pushes in prosecutor’s race

October 29, 2013

Voters will head to the polls Nov. 5 to select the next Oktibbeha County Prosecutor.

Tuesday’s election will be a special election held to select a successor for longtime-county prosecutor Roy Carpenter. Carpenter resigned from the position in June.

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SCT readies for ‘A Catered Affair’

October 29, 2013

Although the title isn’t well-known, the Starkville Community Theatre’s newest show, “A Catered Affair” is a story many can relate to. The musical tells the story of a girl from the Bronx trying to plan a small wedding while others have differing opinions.

October 28th

Mrs. Mississippi tells story to U.S.

October 28, 2013

Ever since she was 5 years old, Sagen Gunnoe knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.

But, her dreams of becoming a vet were derailed at 13 when doctors told her she would never walk again after having surgery for scoliosis, an abnormal curving of the spine.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Gregory’s vision helps city grow

October 28, 2013

There’s much to be said about the work Jennifer Gregory, CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, has done and continues to do, but there’s a common denominator everyone in the town recognizes: her vision for Starkville.

October 25th

Board pushes out court clerk

October 25, 2013

During a near three-hour executive session that ended just after noon Thursday, Starkville’s Board of Alderman issued an ultimatum to the municipal court clerk — resign or be fired.

The official motion, which passed with a 6-0 vote, gave Debra Wood until 5 p.m. today to resign or the city would effectively terminate her employment.

Citywide Tailgate kicks off Thursday

October 25, 2013

Leading up to Thursday night’s Mississippi State football game, the 2013 Citywide Tailgate was in full force throughout downtown Starkville and other nearby locations.

Thirteen businesses participated in the first citywide tailgate in three years with the theme “Bulldog Style” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the three-year hiatus, many businesses pulled out all the stops for the event.

Unity Park opening again facing delay

October 25, 2013

Unity Park’s long-awaited opening is facing another delay.

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors had scheduled to open the park on Saturday, but the opening will not go forward as planned.

District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said the board needed more time to properly plan the event.

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October 24th

Eupora police officer killed

October 24, 2013

A Eupora Police officer died Wednesday after trying to stop a high-speed chase.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said Keith Crenshaw, 52, of Eupora died after trying to deploy a spike strip to stop three suspected robbers that authorities wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Grenada.

Sturgis mayor called on carpet for ethics issue

October 24, 2013

Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner is slated to appear today in Jackson before the Mississippi Ethics Commission, which has charged him with violating ethics codes by selling goods to the city of Sturgis while in office.

SPD alerts citizens of possible scam

October 24, 2013

Local authorities and utility providers are urging customers to be aware of a reported utilities scam targeting local consumers.

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