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October 4th

MSU student dies from gun-related injury

October 4, 2013

A Mississippi State University student died Thursday from wounds in a gun-related incident.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the death of Dustin Johnson, a 22-year-old geosciences major from Jackson.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday east of Starkville, near Hickory Grove.

C Spire to build data center

October 4, 2013

NK CEO Joe Max Higgins may not know all the ins and outs of high technology, but he knows a good thing when he sees it.

That’s what he told a crowd of local officials and community leaders Thursday before C Spire announced it would build a $20 million data processing center at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.

School commission looks to university - Discusses grade configuration

October 4, 2013

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure considered Mississippi State University’s potential involvement with the future consolidated district at its Thursday evening meeting.

Flu vaccines now available

October 4, 2013

Flu season is quickly approaching and this year’s recipients have a few new choices in their battle against influenza.

There are new variations of the flu vaccine available. One of those is a flu shot that will protect against four strains of the flu, as opposed to three strains because of evidence of a more dominant B strain.

Towns of Maben, Sturgis looking ahead on issues

October 4, 2013

The Sturgis Board of Aldermen tabled discussion of storing police vehicles and the Maben Board of Aldermen tabled discussion of multiple items requiring legal counsel, despite said counsel’s return from a long absence, at the boards’ respective meetings Tuesday.

October 3rd

Schools focus of Power B’fast

October 3, 2013

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership kicked off its fall 2013 Blue Ribbon Business Resources Series on Wednesday with a three-member panel about the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts’ consolidation.

Honor Flight vet sees shutdown firsthand

October 3, 2013

A Starkville World War II veteran returned home Wednesday after storming Washington D.C. with his fellow veterans.

Keith Gilmore, a 45-year Starkville resident who served with the Navy as a Seaman First Class in the Pacific theatre during World War II, traveled aboard the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Law enforcement ready to help with Bulldog Bash

October 3, 2013

With crowds of thousands expected to descend on the Cotton District for Bulldog Bash, Starkville Police Department is preparing to keep the crowds safe, working with MSU to manage traffic and parking.

Partnership taking entries for annual Christmas parade

October 3, 2013

The holiday spirit is already starting to spread through OCH Regional Medical Center, according to its Public Relations Director Mary Kathryn Kight.

October 2nd

Aldermen call for law review

October 2, 2013

Starkville’s Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a measure Tuesday calling for a review of the city’s landscaping and sidewalk ordinances.

The agenda item arose impromptu as it was not included in the board’s e-packet prior to the meeting. Instead, Aldermen Lisa Wynn and David Little, of Wards 2 and 3 respectively, presented it jointly as an agenda addition after the meeting began.

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