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May 15th

Legendary piano graces Golden Triangle Tuesday

May 15, 2013

A Steinway & Sons piano that belonged to legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz has been touring the country, and on Tuesday evening, the piano was featured in West Point for a reception hosted by the Mississippi State University College of Education and Department of Music.

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City prepares for planned blackout

May 15, 2013

Starkville residents will be in the dark early Sunday morning as Tennessee Valley Authority works toward completing a $20 million transmission project.

SSD picks committee members

May 15, 2013

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees named SSD Superintendent Lewis Holloway, board vice president Lee Brand and SSD parent Rex Buffington as the district's representatives on a seven-member consolidation study commission at the board's meeting Tuesday.

The commission will meet at 3 p.m. today in at the Mississippi Department of Education's offices in downtown Jackson.

May 14th

Starkville set to host 70-team baseball tournament in June: Three-day event could make significant economic impact

May 14, 2013

When it came to one of the biggest tourism events of the summer, Starkville didn’t strike out.

The Starkville Sportsplex will become the site of the next big event in youth league baseball, when the 82 Challenge holds its statewide United States Specialty Sports Association tournament for 11-year-old players from June 20-23.

Bridges Out of Poverty to host soiree at Hunter Henry Center

May 14, 2013

Starkville Bridges Out of Poverty will invite friends and supporters to join it at a summer soiree on Thursday at the Hunter Henry Center at Mississippi State University.

Katie Lewis, a liaison for Starkville Bridges, explained the soiree is a fundraising event to help Bridges continue carrying on its mission.

Board to name consolidation reps for SSD

May 14, 2013

Starkville School District’s Board of Trustees will name the district’s three representatives on the seven-member commission to study consolidation at its meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Greensboro Center.

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It's a tie! Ward 2 alderman race comes down to May 21 runoff

May 14, 2013

A day dedicated to declaring a winner in the Starkville Ward 2 alderman race achieved the exact opposite on Monday.

The Democratic Municipal Election Committee approved, opened and counted six affidavit ballots just after noon on Monday at City Hall, and the results actually tied the Democratic primary between incumbent Sandra Sistrunk and Lisa Wynn at 181 votes each.

May 13th

100 years young, going strong

May 13, 2013

Not many people can say they lived through World War I, World War II and the Great Depression. Lois J. Gatlin is one.

At 100 years young, Gatlin recently accepted a proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month in Starkville from Mayor Parker Wiseman.

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Local musician set to sing in Bulgaria

May 13, 2013

While backed against the wall of a crowded rehearsal room in Bulgaria listening to an orchestra practice, opera singer and Starkville native Elizabeth Jones said she realized there was nowhere else she would rather be.

May 11th

False alarms drain PD, fire squads

May 12, 2013


On any given day, sirens can be heard on the streets of Starkville. How often those sirens are related to a legitimate emergency situation, however, is up for debate.

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