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November 8th

3MT event challenges MSU graduate students

November 8, 2013

Edith Martinez Ortiz finished explaining her master’s thesis with nine words that elicited laughter and applause from her audience: “Thanks! I’m doing my part to save the world.”

She had only three minutes to explain how.

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MSU wind ensemble performs concert with alumnus of year

November 8, 2013

After 12 years away from his hometown, Starkville native Quincy Hilliard returned this week. Hilliard was awarded Mississippi State University music department’s 2013 alumnus of the year and was welcomed back to campus during the week.

November 7th

Public school hearing today

November 7, 2013

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure will host a second public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight at the Greensboro Center.

Twitter town hall draws 52 tweeters

November 7, 2013

Parents for Public Schools Starkville and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosted a Twitter town hall meeting Wednesday evening that saw more than 52 individual contributors participate in a conversation that could have reached more than 28,000 accounts.

PPS Starkville President Michelle Jones called the town hall, which was the first the group hosted, a success.

Online dating has become less taboo

November 7, 2013

It was all happenstance when Amy Duclos decided to get on Internet Relay Chat (IRC), a chat forum created for Microsoft Windows. She and one of her brothers were making fun of a strange screename, ssoul, on the site.

She wasn’t interested in finding a boyfriend, or even a date. But, she began chatting with ssoul, and 18 years later, they’re still chatting.

Maben gets extra $150K in road grant

November 7, 2013

The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded the city of Maben an extra $150,000 to finish paving and widening Maben Industrial Park Road.

Strings for Food to benefit Starkville

November 7, 2013

Backstage Music will call on its patrons and others in Starkville for help on Nov. 16 in an effort to gather food for local food pantries.

Allen McBroom, a partner at Backstage Music, said the store would participate in Strings for Food, a nationwide effort on the part of independent music store owners to raise food for local pantries that are hit hard during the holiday season.

November 6th

Brown elected prosecutor

November 6, 2013

Haley Brown cruised to an easy victory over two opposing candidates in Tuesday’s Oktibbeha County Prosecutor special election.

Matthew Wilson and Brace Knox also ran in the race to replace former county prosecutor Roy Carpenter, who resigned in June after 30 years of service.

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Twitter town hall to open dialogue on consolidation

November 6, 2013

Parents for Public Schools Starkville and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership will team up tonight to host a Twitter Town Hall meeting to discuss the consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha Count school districts.

Aldermen rebuff effort to create review group

November 6, 2013

Starkville Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker’s plan to create a committee to review a pair of city ordinances fell largely on deaf ears Tuesday evening during the Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting at City Hall.

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