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November 6th

Rearing workshop focuses on bugs’ nutritional value

November 6, 2013

Eating insects might be a tough idea for many to swallow, but it’s an idea that showed signs of gaining momentum at Mississippi State University this week.

November 5th

Starkville getting fiber - C Spire includes city among nine finalists

November 5, 2013

Starkville’s aggressive campaign to participate in C Spire’s Fiber to the Home initiative paid dividends Monday as the company tapped the city as one of nine first-round finalists at a press conference in Ridgeland.

Supes won’t move forward on new bonds for roadwork

November 5, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has rejected — for now — a resolution of intent to issue up to $6 million of roadwork bonds.

The resolution was introduced to the board after supervisors approved moving ahead with refunding a hospital improvement bond that would save the county more than $1 million.

Alderman to propose committee to review pair of ordinances

November 5, 2013

Starkville Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker looks to jumpstart a planned ordinance review process during the Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting today at City Hall.

Walker plans to introduce a motion to create an Ordinance Review Committee centered on reviewing the city’s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances. Aldermen will convene at 5:30 p.m.

Exchange student finds home away from home

November 5, 2013

Since Aug. 1, Philippa Romen-Naegel has been living the American life. Romen-Naegel is from Germany but is participating in the Starkville Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange program.

November 4th

Special election set for Tuesday

November 4, 2013

Tuesday is election day in the race for Oktibbeha County prosecutor and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The three-person race in the special election are Haley Brown, Brace Knox and Matthew Wilson, all of whom are vying to replace longtime county prosecutor Roy Carpenter who retired in June.

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Emerson hosts Literacy Day

November 4, 2013

They call themselves “Lemerson” — a portmanteau combining the Emerson Family Resource Center where they volunteer and the lemon-yellow color of the shirts that identify them as volunteers with Mississippi State University’s Day One Leadership Community.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Varco cares for hearts, souls

November 4, 2013

The patients in OCH Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have a nickname for the nurse in charge, Elizabeth Varco. They call her the “mother hen.”

November 1st

Housing project plans underway

November 1, 2013

Ramsey Partners of Starkville rescinded its rezoning application Thursday for a 486-acre residential/retail development on South Montgomery, City Planner Buddy Sanders confirmed. But that has far from ended the firm’s plans to bring the development to fruition.

Police seeking drive-by suspect

November 1, 2013

Starkville Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection with a reported Thursday morning drive-by shooting in the Henderson Hill area.

Police are searching for Deangelo Dewayne Manning, who an SPD press release described as an 18-year-old, 6-foot, 184-pound black male. Manning’s last known address is 406 Hancock Circle in Starkville.

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