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October 30th

First Methodist plans annual Christmas bazaar

October 30, 2013

Although Halloween hasn’t even quite arrived, many church members at First United Methodist Church already have their sights set on Christmas shopping with the church’s eighth annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar on Friday.

October 29th

SPD officers help in Eupora

October 29, 2013

An estimated seven-mile long funeral procession traveled down Highway 82 west of Eupora Sunday as a tribute in mass to a Eupora police officer killed last week in the line of duty.

Police, fire and ambulance units, from cities and counties in all over Mississippi and beyond, led the impressive procession to a Choctaw County cemetery where 52-year-old Keith Crenshaw was laid to rest.

Academic Integrity Week begins at MSU

October 29, 2013

Mississippi State University student Tammie Thrasher has little trouble pinpointing a key reason not to cheat on tests. All she had to do was put the shoe on the other foot.

“You wouldn’t want your doctor to cheat through college and then do brain surgery on you,” Thrasher said. “It’s important for you to earn your degree honestly.”

Candidates make final pushes in prosecutor’s race

October 29, 2013

Voters will head to the polls Nov. 5 to select the next Oktibbeha County Prosecutor.

Tuesday’s election will be a special election held to select a successor for longtime-county prosecutor Roy Carpenter. Carpenter resigned from the position in June.

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SCT readies for ‘A Catered Affair’

October 29, 2013

Although the title isn’t well-known, the Starkville Community Theatre’s newest show, “A Catered Affair” is a story many can relate to. The musical tells the story of a girl from the Bronx trying to plan a small wedding while others have differing opinions.

October 28th

Mrs. Mississippi tells story to U.S.

October 28, 2013

Ever since she was 5 years old, Sagen Gunnoe knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.

But, her dreams of becoming a vet were derailed at 13 when doctors told her she would never walk again after having surgery for scoliosis, an abnormal curving of the spine.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Gregory’s vision helps city grow

October 28, 2013

There’s much to be said about the work Jennifer Gregory, CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, has done and continues to do, but there’s a common denominator everyone in the town recognizes: her vision for Starkville.

October 25th

Board pushes out court clerk

October 25, 2013

During a near three-hour executive session that ended just after noon Thursday, Starkville’s Board of Alderman issued an ultimatum to the municipal court clerk — resign or be fired.

The official motion, which passed with a 6-0 vote, gave Debra Wood until 5 p.m. today to resign or the city would effectively terminate her employment.

Citywide Tailgate kicks off Thursday

October 25, 2013

Leading up to Thursday night’s Mississippi State football game, the 2013 Citywide Tailgate was in full force throughout downtown Starkville and other nearby locations.

Thirteen businesses participated in the first citywide tailgate in three years with the theme “Bulldog Style” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the three-year hiatus, many businesses pulled out all the stops for the event.

Unity Park opening again facing delay

October 25, 2013

Unity Park’s long-awaited opening is facing another delay.

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors had scheduled to open the park on Saturday, but the opening will not go forward as planned.

District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said the board needed more time to properly plan the event.

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