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August 16th

Scholarship formed for future teachers

August 16, 2013

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning is launching a new Teacher Education Scholars Program (TESP) that will award full scholarships to high-performing incoming college freshmen who pursue teaching careers.

Forever Outdoors plans a fundraiser barbecue

August 16, 2013

On Sept. 13, five American soldiers from Mississippi will travel to Kansas to take back the outdoor experience that combat once threatened to take from them.

"Better Boards" workshop to increase effectiveness

August 16, 2013

Volunteer Starkville will host a training workshop for board members titled "Better Boards, Better Community Development" from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.

August 15th

Yokohama office comes to Starkville

August 15, 2013

Mississippi State University announced Tuesday that Yokohama Tire Corporation will open an administrative office in the Thad Cochran Research Park to oversee construction of its new plant in West Point.

State rests at murder trial

August 15, 2013

The state, represented by District Attorney Forrest Allgood, rested its case Wednesday in Brian Holliman’s second murder trial, following lengthy testimony from two of its witnesses in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Parks to receive more city funds

August 15, 2013

Starkville Parks Commission coffers will weigh a little more after Oct. 1 if a line item the Board of Aldermen supports earns approval on the final 2013-14 city budget. Commission Chairman Dan Moreland said, though, the new money should make that weight just right.

Hurdle proposes city court change

August 15, 2013

A local attorney is lobbying for the city of Starkville to revamp the way municipal court handles indigent defense.

Concerned citizens look to bolster involvement

August 15, 2013

More than 70 concerned citizens packed Zorba's Greek Tavern Wednesday for what at least some hoped would amount to the first step of a movement.

Local student to participate in Memphis art show

August 15, 2013

Meekayll "Meek" Boyd has been drawing since he was 6 years old. What began as drawing cartoons and anime, Boyd has refined his skills and is now a charcoal artist, drawing portraits and still life.

Although Boyd enjoys still life images, his favorite subject to draw is people.

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August 14th

Aldermen propose millage increase - City attorney to report on municipal complex project

August 14, 2013

For the first time since the 1980s, Starkville could see a millage increase.

In a budget meeting Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen reviewed 2013-14 budget proposals line by line, but at the end of the day determined with the city’s existing obligations and growing needs a tax increase could no longer be avoided.

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