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October 18th

Citywide Tailgate returns Thursday

October 18, 2013

It's been three long years since Campus Book Mart owner Barbara Foster broke out the decorations for her Citywide Tailgate station. Her wait is almost over.

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Shutdown stings robotics programs in Mississippi

October 18, 2013

Though the United States federal government shutdown is officially over, it's already left an impact on some Mississippi school's robotics programs.
Jackie Wilt, Armstrong Middle School's robotics instructor, said the federal shutdown forced a delay in the Mississippi First LEGO League competition, which AMS students compete in.

Geologic Map Day honors past, present

October 18, 2013

Today, online services like Google, Bing and Mapquest offer bird's eye views of terrain, roadways, rivers, buildings and more, but it takes more than a bird's eye view to discover the geology beneath the surface.

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October 17th

SSD mentoring program thrives

October 17, 2013

Starkville School District is calling on its veteran teachers to help out newcomers to the profession and to the district with a new district-wide mentoring program.

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Oktoc Country Store prepares for 43rd year

October 17, 2013

Margaret Ann Harned Chandler has only been a member of the Oktoc Garden Club for a year, but her memories of the club's fundraiser the Oktoc Country Store — are very vivid.
Chandler was born and raised in Oktoc. She still lives on her family's original plantation, and raised her own family in the community, too.

Pink Heals set for Saturday

October 17, 2013

Starkville Fire Department's Fire Station No. 1 will be covered in pink as the station celebrates breast cancer survivors with its Pink Heals 5K and Fun Run on Saturday.

October 16th

City OKs C Spire rezone

October 16, 2013

tarkville Board of Aldermen approved a rezoning measure for the C Spire Data Processing Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park at Tuesday’s meeting.

The rezoning measure paved the way to move forward with the $20 million data-processing center, which was announced earlier this month.

SPD arrests theft suspect

October 16, 2013

Starkville Police Department has arrested a suspect wanted in a recent robbery in a convenience store parking lot.

An SPD press release says Joe Mitchell Gillespie, 26, of Josey Avenue in Starkville, turned himself in to the department on Monday. Police had asked for community assistance while searching for Gillespie.

Chadwick Lake track celebrated

October 16, 2013

It was sunny and cool Tuesday morning when Mississippi State students, faculty and staff, and Starkville citizens came together to celebrate the official opening and ribbon-cutting for the one-mile walking track at Chadwick Lake.

Theatre MSU prepares to begin 50th season

October 16, 2013

Mackenzie Dunn reveals the culprit in Mississippi State University’s production of “Bloody Murder” before the first act is over.

Dunn, a freshman majoring in architecture at MSU, plays Lady Somerset, a dowager of the kind that commonly appears in British murder mysteries. The difference, she said, is that Somerset knows “Bloody Murder” is not the first murder mystery she has been in.

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