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June 28th

Longtime prosecutor retires

June 28, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Monday will mark the end of an era in both the city and county justice systems.
Roy Carpenter began his work as the county prosecutor 30 years ago. He’s been the city prosecutor for 28 years.

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Police seeking crank caller

June 28, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

An apparent crank call gave Starkville Police Department SWAT officers some real-time training Friday morning on Lindbergh Boulevard.

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SPD responds to fake hostage call

June 28, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

An apparent crank call gave Starkville Police Department SWAT officers some real-time training Friday morning on Lindbergh Boulevard.

Water park may open July 4

June 28, 2013

Oktibbeha County Lake will soon be more than just a popular fishing spot — a water park is projected to open on the lake July 4.

Student loan rates feared to double

June 28, 2013

Federal student loan interest rates are set to double on Monday.

Unless Congress agrees to a last-minute deal, the rate for federal subsidized Stafford loans, which currently sits at 3.4 percent, will double to 6.8 percent.

The interest hike will affect all new student loans — existing loans will keep their current rates.

Center to assist expectant moms

June 28, 2013

Shock. Uncertainty. Fear.

Women who face “crisis” pregnancies could easily feel all of those things, according to Ruth Baareman of Starkville, and as they grasp for a handle on their newfound situation, some of these women may also battle shame and wonder how friends and loved ones will respond.

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City ranked among best in smarts

June 28, 2013

“Smarty-pants” may carry new weight when it comes to Starkville. Lumosity — a San Francisco-based organization specializing in online “brain training” games — released a study on Thursday which ranked the 100 “smartest cities” in the U.S. in overall cognitive ability from data collected of Lumosity.com users. Starkville came in at No. 34.

June 27th

Business benefits from College World Series

June 27, 2013

Mississippi State baseball fell short of winning a national championship in the College World Series, but its deep run through the postseason provided a welcome boon to Starkville businesses.

Water activities provide summer fun for children

June 27, 2013

During summer months when many children leave for the beach and others complain of boredom, Starkville offers several options to get kids out of the house and into some water.

Brent Crocker, associate director of programming at the Sanderson Center, said the Sanderson Center offered swimming lessons to help children be safe while playing in water.

MSU discusses affirmative action

June 27, 2013

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-1 to return a case concerning affirmative action in the University of Texas admission system to lower courts.

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