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October 9th

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.

October 8th

FUN. coming to The Hump

October 8, 2013

Some nights people might stay home, but they should reconsider on Wednesday when the Top-40 band FUN. brings its #MostNights summer tour to Humphrey Coliseum.

OCSD recognizes student achievement

October 8, 2013

Oktibbeha County School District celebrated its students’ achievements at its first regular meeting since the Mississippi Department of Education released its 2012-13 school accountability results.

The entire district improved last year and raised its overall ranking from a D to a C.

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Supervisors talk education, roads

October 8, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors discussed manufacturing training with East Mississippi Community College at their Monday meeting.

Raj Shaunak, vice president of Workforce and Community Services at East Mississippi Community College, appeared before the board to discuss the matter.

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Local site gets big-time backers

October 8, 2013

Paul Burke describes himself as a “serial entrepreneur.”

October 7th

Mural project plans underway

October 7, 2013

Lorrin Webb is a recent graphic design graduate from Mississippi State who has been all over the country that is thriving because of art. Because of her exposure to such artwork, Webb is now working to make Starkville a more visually appealing town through building murals.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Karges’ passion drives service

October 7, 2013

Alyson Karges believes in Starkville. As a native of the city, Karges is deeply rooted in the many things that make Starkville what it is today.

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