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March 12th

Senate OKs amendment to school bill

March 12, 2014

The Mississippi Senate unanimously passed an amended version of House Bill 833, the Mississippi House of Representatives’ updated Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill, on Tuesday.

The House passed HB 833 in February on a 117-0 vote with three representatives voting present and two absent.

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Starkville man killed in FedEx truck wreck

March 12, 2014

A Starkville man is dead after a Tuesday morning accident on Highway 45 in Lowndes County.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol press release said 49-year-old Undra Williams was killed after the FedEx delivery truck he was driving swerved off the road and into a ditch embankment.

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Sheriff’s department officers shed pounds

March 12, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department kicked the year off with a weight-loss challenge and now, a few months later, participants are seeing results.

Sheriff Steve Gladney said the 22 participants for the voluntary challenge weighed in on Jan. 6 to start the competition, then weighed in again on March 7. All together, participants lost 238 pounds during the 2-month challenge.

Touch-a-Truck adds attractions for 2014

March 12, 2014

Volunteer Starkville has almost doubled the amount of trucks that will be on display for its second Touch-a-Truck event on April 5.

March 11th

Spring break slows business

March 11, 2014

A quiet has settled over Starkville as some students have left town for the week for spring break vacations.

The students’ departure has impacted local businesses through slower sales or shifting crowds.

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MSU students spending week helping others

March 11, 2014

Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi hold a fierce rivalry in sports, but this spring break, students from the rival universities are on the same team.

Students began volunteer work with MSU’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program Sunday, touring the Mississippi Delta and helping schools, advocacy organizations and more.

Flames destroys house in county

March 11, 2014

A house in Oktibbeha County burned to the ground Monday afternoon, but no residents were hurt in the incident.

Shaw speaks to Rotarians about research, consolidation on Monday

March 11, 2014

MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club Monday, giving Rotarians insights into MSU’s advances in research, education and economic development.

March 6th

Wading water - East Oktibbeha County High School struggles with structural, HVAC woes

March 6, 2014

Critical infrastructure failures at East Oktibbeha County High School in Crawford have forced students to endure emergency conditions, particularly throughout an often bitterly cold winter.

Sturgis seeking 450K grant for wastewater pipe project

March 6, 2014

Sturgis Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to pursue a grant for federally required changes to the town’s wastewater system that would otherwise cost the town more than $450,000

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