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Champ has made himself at home on the couch in Lisa Pritchardâ€™s office at the Animal Health Center, laying on his side and snoring. For Champ, also known as Bully XX, the days of being just a dog are coming to an end.
On Saturday Champ will don the Mississippi State University harness and begin his fourth year as the live mascot.
In Starkville Mayor Parker Wisemanâ€™s mind, successful communities are the ones where all of their facets â€” be it government, citizens, business, nonprofit or development â€” â€śdo the dance together.â€ť
Wiseman told Starkville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Monday that he could see the cityâ€™s facets finding a working rhythm.
Three people were injured Sunday evening when a pickup collided with a passenger car at the intersection of Old Highway 25 and Poorhouse Road. Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Commander Brett Watson said three individuals in the car were injured in the wreck and were taken to OCH Regional Medical Center. The pickup truck driver declined medical treatment.
Steven Trinkle has moved all over the Southeast, but itâ€™s the move to Interlochen, Mich., on Wednesday that will be the biggest one of all. Trinkle will finish his high school career at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan.
Cherri Lightsey has worn several hats over the years, and through many of them, she's worked to make an impact in the community.
Martha Ruth Parvin, a longtime friend, said Lightsey had worked with Habitat for Humanity, helped with fundraisers for needy patients at OCH Regional Medical Center and helped to mentor children, among other things.
Community members came out in force on Thursday evening to make their voices heard at the Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School Districtâ€™s first public hearing.
A Board of Aldermen-approved rate increase for Starkville residential sanitation customers aims to help the sanitation and environmental safety department balance its budget for fiscal year 2014.
Itâ€™s been almost five months since Jerry Oliver and Mark Lanham began their â€śWalk Across Americaâ€ť in San Diego to support the United States Constitution. On Wednesday, the two men made their way along Highway 82 in Starkville on their journey to Washington D.C.
Sending lumber overseas required a different type of container than Jim Hunt was accustomed to working with as planer mill manager at Main Street Forest Products in Maben.
Oktibbeha County is still waiting for more than a half-million dollars, but itâ€™s hard to collect.
According to Oktibbeha County Justice Court records, as of early August, more than 2,700 people owed the county money in deliquent fines, or fines that are more than 30 days past due. The list, which is about 56 pages long, totaled up to $539,930.20 in delinquent fines.