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August 15th

State rests at murder trial

August 15, 2013

The state, represented by District Attorney Forrest Allgood, rested its case Wednesday in Brian Holliman’s second murder trial, following lengthy testimony from two of its witnesses in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Parks to receive more city funds

August 15, 2013

Starkville Parks Commission coffers will weigh a little more after Oct. 1 if a line item the Board of Aldermen supports earns approval on the final 2013-14 city budget. Commission Chairman Dan Moreland said, though, the new money should make that weight just right.

Hurdle proposes city court change

August 15, 2013

A local attorney is lobbying for the city of Starkville to revamp the way municipal court handles indigent defense.

Concerned citizens look to bolster involvement

August 15, 2013

More than 70 concerned citizens packed Zorba's Greek Tavern Wednesday for what at least some hoped would amount to the first step of a movement.

Local student to participate in Memphis art show

August 15, 2013

Meekayll "Meek" Boyd has been drawing since he was 6 years old. What began as drawing cartoons and anime, Boyd has refined his skills and is now a charcoal artist, drawing portraits and still life.

Although Boyd enjoys still life images, his favorite subject to draw is people.

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August 14th

Aldermen propose millage increase - City attorney to report on municipal complex project

August 14, 2013

For the first time since the 1980s, Starkville could see a millage increase.

In a budget meeting Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen reviewed 2013-14 budget proposals line by line, but at the end of the day determined with the city’s existing obligations and growing needs a tax increase could no longer be avoided.

‘What the Heck ...?’ group forms - Spruill firing cited as catalyst

August 14, 2013

What exactly is in a name? In the case of today's "What the Heck Happened to Lynn Spruill?" event, organizers say there might be more than one would think at first glance.

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Holliman’s second murder trial continues

August 14, 2013

Brian Holliman's second murder trial continued on Tuesday, a day highlighted with emotional testimony and jurors listening to a recording of Holliman's E-911 call after the incident that left his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, dead.

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Starkville Samaritan Club begins annual raffle - Proceeds to benefit area child abuse prevention agencies

August 14, 2013

Starkville Samaritan Club is a small group but a force to be reckoned with in providing financial support for local child abuse prevention agencies.

Mississippi State grad returns to premiere film "Headrush"

August 14, 2013

On a dark and stormy night Kurt Schuler, a biochemist studying death, finds himself in a lab with an unidentified body laying on the laboratory table. And so begins the short film, "Headrush."

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