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August 27th

Preparedness Week meant to educate locals

August 27, 2013

There are many good reasons why the Federal Emergency Management Agency chose September as National Preparedness Month.

Champ starts 4th season as MSU’s heralded mascot

August 27, 2013

Champ has made himself at home on the couch in Lisa Pritchard’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.

Mayor lauds progress in address to Rotary

August 27, 2013

In Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman’s mind, successful communities are the ones where all of their facets — be it government, citizens, business, nonprofit or development — “do the dance together.”

Wiseman told Starkville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Monday that he could see the city’s facets finding a working rhythm.

Three injured in wreck Sunday

August 27, 2013

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.

August 26th

Local students accepted into Interlochen

August 26, 2013

Steven Trinkle has moved all over the Southeast, but it’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.

Lightsey finds several avenues to serve

August 26, 2013

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.

August 23rd

Commission faces public

August 23, 2013

Community members came out in force on Thursday evening to make their voices heard at the Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District’s first public hearing.

Sanitation Dept. crunches budget after rate bump

August 23, 2013

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.

Veterans with cause march through area

August 23, 2013

It’s been almost five months since Jerry Oliver and Mark Lanham began their “Walk Across America” 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.

Maben lumber company seeks role internationally

August 23, 2013

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.

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