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October 17th

SSD mentoring program thrives

October 17, 2013

Starkville School District is calling on its veteran teachers to help out newcomers to the profession and to the district with a new district-wide mentoring program.

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Oktoc Country Store prepares for 43rd year

October 17, 2013

Margaret Ann Harned Chandler has only been a member of the Oktoc Garden Club for a year, but her memories of the club's fundraiser the Oktoc Country Store — are very vivid.
Chandler was born and raised in Oktoc. She still lives on her family's original plantation, and raised her own family in the community, too.

Pink Heals set for Saturday

October 17, 2013

Starkville Fire Department's Fire Station No. 1 will be covered in pink as the station celebrates breast cancer survivors with its Pink Heals 5K and Fun Run on Saturday.

October 16th

City OKs C Spire rezone

October 16, 2013

tarkville Board of Aldermen approved a rezoning measure for the C Spire Data Processing Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Tuesday’s meeting.

The rezoning measure paved the way to move forward with the $20 million data-processing center, which was announced earlier this month.

SPD arrests theft suspect

October 16, 2013

Starkville Police Department has arrested a suspect wanted in a recent robbery in a convenience store parking lot.

An SPD press release says Joe Mitchell Gillespie, 26, of Josey Avenue in Starkville, turned himself in to the department on Monday. Police had asked for community assistance while searching for Gillespie.

Chadwick Lake track celebrated

October 16, 2013

It was sunny and cool Tuesday morning when Mississippi State students, faculty and staff, and Starkville citizens came together to celebrate the official opening and ribbon-cutting for the one-mile walking track at Chadwick Lake.

Theatre MSU prepares to begin 50th season

October 16, 2013

Mackenzie Dunn reveals the culprit in Mississippi State University’s production of “Bloody Murder” before the first act is over.

Dunn, a freshman majoring in architecture at MSU, plays Lady Somerset, a dowager of the kind that commonly appears in British murder mysteries. The difference, she said, is that Somerset knows “Bloody Murder” is not the first murder mystery she has been in.

October 15th

OCH expects $1.6M deficit in ‘13 - CEO says hospital can weather storm

October 15, 2013

OCH Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Hilton said Monday that the health care industry was facing the “perfect storm,” specifically referring to the unknown impact the Affordable Care Act will have on health care providers.

Though he said OCH would not escape unscathed from the volatile waves that storm promises, he claimed the local hospital could weather it.

Board to discuss drainage contract

October 15, 2013

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider approving a contract with a Starkville-based firm for a sewage expansion job in the southwest corner of the city at today’s meeting.

Doug Devlin, director of public services for the city, said the project aimed to provide sewer service to unserved residents and commercially-zoned land in an are that the city annexed in 1998.

SIM photo contest aims to promote sidewalk ordinance

October 15, 2013

On Dec. 3, Starkville Community Development Director Bill Snowden will present a comprehensive review of the city’s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances.

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