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September 6th

Maben market pressing on

September 6, 2013

Starkville Farmers’ Market may have finished this year’s season, but those in the Starkville area who want fresh food from local farmers and other vendors still have another option in Maben.

Organizers plan for the Maben Farmers’ Market to remain active through the end of October, continuing to host vendors each Saturday from 7-10 a.m.

Exotic animal suspect arrested

September 6, 2013

Starkville Police Department reported an arrest in the aftermath of last week’s discovery of an exotic animal breeding farm in a Starkville subdivision.

Police arrested Huyanh Ralph Tran, 35, a veterinary student at Mississippi State University, on Wednesday for violating the city’s public nuisance and safety ordinance as well as operating a commercial business in a residential area.

Qualifying deadline today for prosecutor

September 6, 2013

Three candidates have qualified for an Oktibbeha County special election ahead of this evening’s deadline.

The special election will be held on Nov. 5 to elect a county prosecutor after longtime prosecutor Roy Carpenter resigned June.

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Green Zone program helps student veterans at MSU

September 6, 2013

Mississippi State University’s Green Zone initiative completed its fall semester’s training program for faculty and staff to become mentors to student veterans.

September 5th

School commission will convene today

September 5, 2013

The Commission on Consolidated Starkville School District Structure will meet at 5 p.m. today to discuss the possibility of allowing Oktibbeha County School District students to attend schools in bordering counties.

Walker: More room to cut city budget

September 5, 2013

Though Starkville’s Board of Aldermen has already opted to include a smaller tax increase in its proposed 2014 than originally planned, some of the aldermen believe the budget could handle an even smaller one.

Annual Downtown Block Party to kick off big football weekend

September 5, 2013

Before Mississippi State University begins its home football schedule against Alcorn State University Saturday afternoon, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership will kickoff the 2013 home football season in style with the Downtown Block Party on Friday.

Maben aldermen meet briefly on budget

September 5, 2013

Maben Board of Aldermen made minor adjustments to the city's 2013-14 budget, planned a special meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 to finalize the budget, and pushed several items to October on the grounds that they required legal counsel that was unavailable during its meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

HanaLena plans meet and greet at Deep South Pout

September 5, 2013

Before HanaLena takes the stage at the Downtown Block Party on Friday, the group's sister duo, Caroline and Hannah Melby, will hold a meet and greet at Deep South Pout.

September 4th

Aldermen lower proposed tax

September 4, 2013

Starkville’s Board of Aldermen backed off its original proposal for a 2.78-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014, instead proposing a 1.98-mil increase during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

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