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Police bust alleged burglary ring

January 31, 2014

Starkville Police Department announced on Thursday the discovery of a burglary ring it believed to be connected with a number of area burglaries.

Police arrested 19-year-old Tymario Q. Joiner and 22-year-old Deven Jones, both of Batesville, and 22-year old Cartlon Bernard Raynor of Starkville, on suspicion of residential burglary.

Vehicle hits pedestrian in Starkville

January 31, 2014

Starkville Police Department is investigating an accident that left a pedestrian in critical care on Thursday.

Three fires cloud area with smoke

January 31, 2014

A smoky haze that fell over Starkville Thursday afternoon may have left residents who saw or smelled it wondering “Where’s the fire?”

Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the county experienced a few grass fires thanks to dryness and a windy afternoon.

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Legislators weigh future of state tuition program

January 31, 2014

It’s been more than one year since the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) program froze enrollment, and the College Savings Plan of Mississippi Board of Directors has placed the decision to reopen enrollment or close MPACT permanently in state legislators’ hands.

January 30th

Cyberbullying carries high price - State, local agencies seek to curb increasing trend

January 30, 2014

Social media’s rapid growth has created new avenues of abuse for bullies online, and officials at home and across the state are fighting to deal with the issue.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently released a statement that said his office is seeking ways to curb a rising trend of students posting inappropriate content on the social networking service Instagram.

Miss. St. students becoming mentors

January 30, 2014

In 2013, the Americorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program at Mississippi State University’s Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) launched the Bulldog Mentors program.

January 29th

Community helps family after fire

January 29, 2014

Fire may spread fast, but so has the call for help for two Starkville teachers and their children.

Rotary Rodeo coming Feb. 7-8

January 29, 2014

The Starkville Rotary Club has been hard at work preparing for its largest fundraising event of the year which will take place next weekend — when the rodeo rolls into town. Cowboys, cowgirls and clowns will descend upon the Mississippi Horse Park on Starkville Feb. 7 and 8 to compete and perform during the Rotary Classic Rodeo.

Supervisors seeking scholarship applicants

January 29, 2014

Fourteen high seniors who plan to attend a Mississippi college will have the opportunity to earn scholarship money through the 2014 Mississippi Association of Supervisors Minority Caucus Scholarship.

The caucus will award the $1,000 scholarship to three applicants from each of Mississippi’s four congressional districts and two at-large applicants.

FUMC selects new head of weekday ministries

January 29, 2014

First United Methodist Church in Starkville has hired Lucy Bryant as director of weekday ministries.

Bryant will head the church’s day care and preschool programs, which serve children newborn to 5 years old.

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