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July 11th

Baptist church offers drive-thru prayers

July 11, 2013

Dozens of locales across town offer burgers, fries, chicken, hot dogs, biscuits and milkshakes with drive-thru service. This Saturday, members of First Baptist Church aim to feed locals’ souls with drive-thru prayers.

Renter leaves 9 large snakes in apartment

July 11, 2013

A Chadwick Place maintenance supervisor could hardly believe his eyes when he went to clean an apartment on Tuesday.

Starkville PD, sheriff’s department see summertime decrease in crime

July 11, 2013

With nearly half its population gone for the summer, Starkville’s fallen quiet on many fronts, including crime.

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley said Starkville’s crime pattern was similar to other college town around the nation.

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July 10th

Mayor issues veto on vote to fire CAO

July 10, 2013

One week after the new Starkville Board of Aldermen elected to terminate Chief Administrative Lynn Spruill’s employment with the city, Mayor Parker Wiseman has issued a veto in her defense.

The board passed the measure during the July 2 meeting in a 5-2 vote, with Aldermen Jason Walker and Scott Maynard of Wards 4 and 5 respectively dissenting.

Obesity rate down in K-5 aged children

July 10, 2013

Obesity rates in Mississippi for children in grades K-5 are down, according to a recent study, and local schools are doing their part to help.

Several Starkville schools have implemented initiatives to give children health meal options and keep them active.

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Area Muslims focus on faith for holy month

July 10, 2013

Starting today and continuing for the next month, Rani Sullivan will go without eating or drinking for 16 hours at a time each day.

July 8th

Weather hampers harvest

July 9, 2013


This year’s cold, wet spring is still making its presence felt as farmers move through summer harvesting periods.

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Mayor, aldermen set for conference

July 9, 2013


As the new term gets under way, Starkville’s aldermen and Mayor Parker Wiseman are preparing to handle the workings of city government by attending the 2013 Mississippi Municipal League Summer Conference.

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Stennis Institute set to begin ACLP by 2015

July 9, 2013


Mississippi State University is about to help a regional community improvement program extend its reach deeper into Mississippi.

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Market support growing

July 8, 2013

The Starkville Community Market is halfway through its season, and all is going well.

“We’re midway through, and we’re definitely going to go into August,” said Market Board President Julie White. “We’re not sure how far we’ll go. It just depends on how our produce holds up.”

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