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September 24th

Yokohama breaks ground - State, company dignitaries attend Monday ceremony

September 24, 2013

It was a monumental day in West Point, as five months after the official announcement that Yokohama Tire Company would build a new facility in Clay County, officials broke ground on the project.

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Parks event earns state recognition

September 24, 2013

Starkville Parks and Recreation was awarded the Class 2 Special Event Award of Merit by the Mississippi Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) at last week’s annual conference in Tupelo.

MFJ head speaks to Rotary about humble beginnings

September 24, 2013

Before he started world’s largest ham radio manufacturer, Martin Jue worked in a small town Mississippi grocery store.

“I got a degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech,” Jue said. “Then, with my brand new master’s degree in electrical engineering, I went home and ran the grocery store.”

September 23rd

Sorry you missed 'Lincoln' last year? Then MSU has a treat for you

September 23, 2013

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Abraham Lincoln will be at Mississippi State today for a number of university-organized public programs.
Of course, the actual 16th U.S. chief executive who was assassinated in 1865 will be unable to make it, but his transcendent spirit should be well represented at a two-day special event.

Voting begins in prosecutor’s race

September 23, 2013

Absentee voting for the Oktibbeha County prosecutor special election begins today.

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

Haley Brown, Brace Knox and Matt Wilson are running in November’s election.

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SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA - Morgan helps county rediscover history

September 23, 2013

George Evans remembers when he and Ruth Morgan were children, back in the 1940s.

He said he had started shining shoes in his father’s parlor at the age of eight, and Morgan’s father was a frequent customer of the parlor. He also remembers Morgan sitting on her father’s knee. He said it was not the only memory they shared.

September 20th

P.R.E.P. Week equips locals for disaster

September 20, 2013

The theme of the day was preparation.

Bands to battle at MSU union

September 20, 2013

Storms are brewing over Mississippi State University’s Colvard Student Union — figuratively and literally.

Tutoring program seeks volunteers

September 20, 2013

A mentoring initiative the Greater Starkville Development Project hosts is allowing volunteers to help third graders throughout Oktibbeha County.

The initiative, called Project C.L.A.S.S. — Community Leaders Assisting Schools with Success — is a mentoring program that emphasizes helping third grade students with reading and math classwork.

unWine offers a unique ladies night out experience

September 20, 2013

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is hosting its fall unWINE event, part of the Partnership’s New South Weekends, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. tonight.

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