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April 11th

OUTPOURING OF LOVE - Students, parents host benefit for Andrew Lark family Thursday

April 11, 2014

Starkville School District rallied around its own Thursday night at a special benefit program for the Lark family.

Andrew and Jeanine Lark, Starkville High School art and Armstrong Middle School history teachers, respectively, lost their family home and four cars in a Jan. 25 fire. The Larks have three children — Jada, LaTonya and Andrew Lark III.

CDAF to fill Cotton District

April 11, 2014

It’s been a Starkville tradition for almost 20 years. It’s attracted an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 people in recent years. It will bring together 150 artisans and 21 local restaurants, and 28 stage performances.

OCH Bunny Bash slated for Saturday

April 11, 2014

OCH Regional Medical Center will celebrate Easter by throwing its annual “Bunny Bash” event for children in the Starkville area.

The event will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the OCH Educational Facility. OCH Public Relations Coordinator Mary Kathryn Kight said the “Bunny Bash” will offer a family-friendly activity for children and adults alike.

April 10th

Fire damages Campus Book Mart Wednesday

April 10, 2014

An early Wednesday morning basement fire has, for now, closed down Campus Book Mart.

East Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:22 a.m., according to Chief Greg Ball. Bell Schoolhouse Fire Company and Starkville Fire Department provided assistance on the call.

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School shooting victim’s uncle speaks at Hump

April 10, 2014

Larry Scott has identified common threads between the lives of Anne Frank and his niece Rachel Scott.

SA students set to present ‘Footloose’

April 10, 2014

In an instant, Starkville Academy senior Jack Burton channeled Kevin Bacon.

Local volunteers write letters to overseas soldiers

April 10, 2014

Volunteer Starkville celebrated National Volunteer Week by holding two “Write a Letter” campaigns to collect hand-written letters to be included in care packages sent to soldiers deployed overseas.

Volunteer Starkville hosted the events from 10 a.m. - noon at the drill field on the MSU campus and from 2-6 p.m. at the 929 Coffee Bar on Wednesday.

April 9th

Board hires new SHS principal

April 9, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously named Ocean Springs High School Principal David Baggett as Starkville High School’s new principal at its Tuesday evening meeting.

White: Local Abner’s not going to close

April 9, 2014

Despite reports the Abner’s Famous Fried Chicken Tenders has filed bankruptcy, company owner and founder Abner White said Tuesday that Starkville’s location is in no danger of closing.

MSU students look at life after college

April 9, 2014

Marcus Jackson was one of several students at Mississippi State University who got a dose of reality Tuesday.

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