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February 28th

Local group looking for ways to honor ‘Legend’ of Starkville

February 28, 2014

Friends of the late Garcia Gerald Berry, Jr. have organized to honor the Starkville legend with a memorial celebration and fundraising event, with proceeds to be split between creating a tribute to Gerald in the Cotton District and benefiting the homeless in Starkville.

Higgins earns major award from TVA

February 28, 2014

Joe Max Higgins, Jr., CEO of the Golden Triangle Development LINK received the Mega Developer Award from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on Thursday in Nashville.

LR Nine member speaks at MSU

February 28, 2014

Many guest speakers ask audiences to keep their phones on silent, but not Ernest Green.

February 27th

Fire destroys mobile home - Emergency responder rescues residents’ puppy from blaze

February 27, 2014

A Wednesday afternoon fire completely destroyed a mobile home, but Oktibbeha County volunteer firefighters saved a puppy who was trapped in a pen next to the burning building.

Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the Bell Schoolhouse Fire Company responded to the incident, which occurred at 209 Lucy Faye Lane, at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Jail and Bail event raises awareness for foster program

February 27, 2014

On Tuesday, Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett and support staff member Emily Britt showed up at the Oktibbeha County Department of Human Services office.

“We’re here looking for a couple of convicts,” Garnett said to the receptionist.

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Glow Run, banquet to benefit Batson

February 27, 2014

Two student-led initiatives at Mississippi State University are aiming to raise funds for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital.

MSU to present civil rights era play

February 27, 2014

Mississippi State University will present a production of “... And the Rain Came to Mayfield” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday at the McComas Hall Mainstage.

The drama is set in Mississippi in 1962 and is part of MSU’s Black History Month celebration. Tickets are $10 for mature audiences only, as it contains themes and language typical of the time period.

February 26th

Restaurant Week charities named

February 26, 2014

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership released on Tuesday the names of the three charities that will vie for a $5,000 donation during Starkville Restaurant Week.

A matter of choice - SHS students riding Choice Bus this week

February 26, 2014

There was a time when Audrea Powell was considering dropping out of school.

She’s now a senior at Starkville High School, but she said she previously attended a different school where she had low grades and was struggling to succeed.

SPD restarts crime prevention program

February 26, 2014

Starkville Police Department is re-implementing an old program with the hopes of increasing community awareness that officers are out on patrol as well as officer-citizen interaction.

Assistant Police Chief John Thomas said the department has begun the Active Prevention Patrol by Law Enforcement (A.P.P.L.E.) program again after few years of hiatus.

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