As a student Starkville Academy, Jake Griffin has strong familiarity with the Mississippi State University campus. Now that the campus is hosting American Legion Boys State, he said, the campus feels different.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t feel like MSU,â€ť Griffin said. â€śIt has its own atmosphere. It does feel like our own little city. Itâ€™s nice.â€ť
Ever since March, Bates Bennettâ€™s classmates have been asking him when the Scripps National Spelling Bee is.
On March 2, Bennett won The Commercial Appealâ€™s Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee in Memphis, earning a spot in the national competition and in Starkvilleâ€™s 175th Anniversary Parade April 6. Bennett is a sixth grader at Starkville Academy, where he said he was grateful to have fans.
While many families and neighbors were hosting BBQs or spending time at the lake over Memorial Day weekend, Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were busy writing tickets.
Starkvilleâ€™s poll workerâ€™s met at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to prepare for the approaching general election on June 4.