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May 30th

Nunnelee offers advice at Boys State

May 30, 2013


Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles tracking local delegates’ journies through Mississippi Boys State.

Bryant visits Boys State delegates

May 30, 2013

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant visited delegates at American Legion Boys State at Mississippi State University Wednesday as delegates transitioned from primaries to elections for their mock state’s top offices and began choosing projects for their cities.

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Rotary sponsors exchange student

May 30, 2013

Giulia Martinoli said she did not know what to expect when she first left Italy and arrived in the United States as part of the Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program last July — she just knew she had finally achieved a childhood dream.

Starkville FD gets new truck

May 30, 2013

After a 28-year run with the Starkville Fire Department, ladder truck No. 2 will hang up its hoses. The department welcomed its replacement Wednesday, a new custom-built engine complete with a 75-foot aluminum ladder, a more modernized and easily serviceable puc pump, and dual foam capabilities for combating standard fires and those involving accelerants.

Locals react to gay Scout policy

May 30, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America voted last Thursday to end a policy forbidding openly gay youth from participating in its ranks.

More than 1,400 volunteer leaders from across the country voted on the issue. Of them, more than 60 percent approved the policy change.

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Gov. speaks on Medicaid issue

May 30, 2013

Gov. Phil Bryant said during a visit to Starkville Wednesday he felt he was living in a world of “bizarro.”

Ward 4 hearing set

May 30, 2013

It all comes down to Friday morning for Ward 4 Democratic primary alderman candidates John Gaskin and Jason Walker.

May 29th

Delegates finding niche at Mississippi Boys State

May 29, 2013

As a student Starkville Academy, Jake Griffin has strong familiarity with the Mississippi State University campus. Now that the campus is hosting American Legion Boys State, he said, the campus feels different.

“It doesn’t feel like MSU,” Griffin said. “It has its own atmosphere. It does feel like our own little city. It’s nice.”

Local competes at national bee

May 29, 2013

Ever since March, Bates Bennett’s classmates have been asking him when the Scripps National Spelling Bee is.

On March 2, Bennett won The Commercial Appeal’s Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee in Memphis, earning a spot in the national competition and in Starkville’s 175th Anniversary Parade April 6. Bennett is a sixth grader at Starkville Academy, where he said he was grateful to have fans.

MHP busy over holiday weekend

May 29, 2013

While many families and neighbors were hosting BBQs or spending time at the lake over Memorial Day weekend, Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were busy writing tickets.

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