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September 11th

MSU freshmen breaking records

September 11, 2013

Mississippi State University’s fall 2013 freshman class is breaking records.

The university reported 3,156 first-time freshmen enrolling in the university — the largest such class in the university’s history.

The large incoming class marked a continuation in a trend of recent years of steady undergraduate enrollment growth at the university.

SSD hires Madison consultants

September 11, 2013

The Starkville School District Board approved a plan to hire consultants to help teachers prepare students for SATP testing at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.

SCT kicks off new season with ‘The Odd Couple’

September 11, 2013

The Starkville Community Theatre kicks off its 37th season Thursday night with Neil Simon's classic comedy, "The Odd Couple."

Books & Authors begins Thursday

September 11, 2013

Friends of Starkville Library will begin its 2013-14 season of Books & Authors on Thursday.

The monthly series will be held at noon on the second Thursday of the month at the Starkville-Oktibbeha Public Library. The first author of the year will be Joe Lee, a Starkville native, bringing his new book "Last Chance Texaco."

September 10th

Supes OK Cumulus tax exemption

September 10, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a request to allow Project Cumulus a 10-year tax exemption at a regular meeting on Monday.

Joey Deason, Oktibbeha County representative in the Golden Triangle Link, presented the request to the board.

SSD board to consider TAN, update policies

September 10, 2013

The Starkville School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting today at 6 p.m. in the Greensboro Center.

The board will have to consider a number of agenda items, including approval of a Tax Anticipation Note, or TAN, to help pay expenses until the district’s tax revenues allocated in the budget begin coming in.

Homeward Bound Project receives new transfer vehicle

September 10, 2013

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Homeward Bound Project of Mississippi has saved more than 3,200 dogs since it began in 2007, transporting puppies and dogs from shelters in the South to shelters in the Northeast where adoption was guaranteed. Recently, the program purchased a van to ease the process of transporting the animals.

September 9th

Volunteers prepare for NDSR events

September 9, 2013

In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. With the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 this week, the Starkville community will honor local first responders throughout the week with numerous activities.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Ellenwood leads with intensity, big heart

September 9, 2013

It's said of many that they live with drive. Those who know Joyce Ellenwood say hers is more a life in drive.

Taking the reins as executive director for both the Starkville and Columbus Boys and Girls clubs in 2011, Ellenwood is known for her effectiveness, whether it's dealing directly with club programs or talking to others about the club's vitality.

September 6th

County students to remain here

September 6, 2013

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure met Thursday evening and decided it best to keep Oktibbeha County’s children in Oktibbeha.

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