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November 18th

New trail becomes regional attraction

November 18, 2013

In 2003, Mississippi Tennessee Railroad, LLC gave notice of abandonment of a stretch of railroad between Houston and New Albany. Ten years later, the former railroad is seeing traffic again, with walkers, bicyclists, and skaters treading where trains once traveled.

The 43.5-mile Tanglefoot Trail is now open, giving northeast Mississippi residents a new locale to exercise and enjoy nature.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Davis continues to make impact

November 18, 2013

Frank Davis is, to those who know him, a model of community involvement.

Davis, a longtime Starkville resident and former Mississippi State University professor, is active in many facets of the Starkville community, whether they be the university, his church or championing causes of public interest. He’s also worked on a global scale to fight world hunger.

November 15th

Ten to vie for Miss MSU crown

November 15, 2013

Hair spray and hot rollers will be abundant in Betterworth Auditorium tonight when 10 Mississippi State University girls compete for the Miss Mississippi State crown in Lee Hall.

It is the 55th year for the Miss MSU pageant. The pageant is part of the Miss America circuit. The winner of the pageant will go on to compete for the Miss Mississippi title.

Christmas Open House scheduled for Sunday

November 15, 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Starkville. Store window displays boast of brightly decorated Christmas trees and Christmas carols greet those walking along Main Street. The town will be filled with even more Christmas cheer on Sunday with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s Christmas Open House.

Renowned author talks about science in politics

November 15, 2013

There was a good reason why Richard Muller waited until Thursday to visit Mississippi State University instead of coming on Sept. 17 as originally planned.

True Maroon Week gets MSU into spirit

November 15, 2013

Legend has it that one of Mississippi State University’s top sports traditions began with a wayward Jersey cow.

November 14th

Volunteers sign cards for heroes

November 14, 2013

It began when Amy Davis saw a commercial for the American Red Cross’ Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

Speaker warns students about college pitfalls

November 14, 2013

Paul A. Bryant asked Mississippi State University students why many of them took more than four years to graduate — and even then, sometimes didn’t graduate at all.

Locals complete sign for Harrison County

November 14, 2013

Harrison County has a new sign to welcome visitors to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, thanks in part to the efforts of a number of Oktibbeha County residents.

November 13th

Morohn advises on city planning

November 13, 2013

Things just aren’t like they used to be, a point Strong Towns co-founder and president Charles “Chuck” Morohn Jr. tried to drive home with an audience gathered at the Greensboro Center Tuesday evening for a “Curbside Chat.”

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