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February 6th

Locals prep for disasters

February 6, 2014

At 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, schools and businesses across Mississippi engaged in a tornado drill.

CVS opts to ditch tobacco

February 6, 2014

CVS Caremark kicked the habit Wednesday, announcing that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by Oct. 1.

Sturgis schedules rally - Aldermen vote not to enforce ethics ruling against mayor

February 6, 2014

The Sturgis Board of Aldermen unanimously signed a contract with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Board for a rally in August and voted not to enforce a Mississippi Ethics Commission (MEC) ruling against Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner at its meeting Tuesday at Sturgis City Hall.

February 5th

City hires dept. heads from within - Nichols, Hardin earn posts as police chief, city clerk

February 5, 2014

Starkville’s Board of Aldermen hired both a new police chief and city clerk during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

MSU’s first black student visits campus

February 5, 2014

Richard Holmes remembers many students treating him with kindness when, in 1963, he became the first African-American student to enroll at Mississippi State University. But he also remembers one of the few students who did not, and the irony that followed.

GTR LINK becoming permanent organization

February 5, 2014

Golden Triangle LINK leadership announced at a Tuesday afternoon meeting that the organization will become a permanent force for economic development in the region, after input from a special steering committee.

MSU hosting spring career days this week

February 5, 2014

Hundreds of hopefuls in the “Business and Non­Technical” career category sought co-­op, internship and full-­time employment opportunities at Humphrey Coliseum on Mississippi State University’s campus for part one of the 2014 Spring Career Days event sponsored by the MSU Career Center. The event will resume today from noon to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Starkville calls for GIVE award nominees

February 5, 2014

Nominations are open for one of Mississippi’s most prestigious volunteerism awards.

Volunteer Mississippi, through the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, awards the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards annually to outstanding volunteer efforts in the state. The GIVE Awards have been ongoing since 1993.

February 4th

Grand jury reduces DUI death charge

February 4, 2014

Mississippi State University student Sawyer Thomas Steede’s aggravated DUI charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor.

Supes set CA inteviews

February 4, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors set interviews for five Oktibbeha County administrator candidates to take place after the board’s next meeting at 9 a.m. Feb. 17.

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