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April 9th

‘Young at Heart’ dancing group cutting rugs at Starkville Sportsplex

April 9, 2014

Bill Davis will be hosting the second “Young at Heart” dance from 7-10 p.m. on Friday at the Starkville Sportsplex Activities Building.

Davis is a local musician and photographer. He and his wife, Judy, decided to start the “Young at Heart” dance series because they felt there were few entertainment options for the more mature members of the Starkville community.

April 8th

County picks Garrard for CAO - Attempt to create assistant post fails

April 8, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors selected Comptroller Emily Garrard as the new county administrator on Monday.

Supes look to shut down Club Rock

April 8, 2014

Oktibbeha County officials have had to deal with a number of dangerous incidents at Club Rock through the years, and at Monday’s meeting, some county supervisors decided that enough is a enough.

Club Rock is a nightclub in the Rock Hill community north of Starkville. Most recently, five people were injured, one critically, in a March 29 shooting.

GTR airport operational following leak

April 8, 2014

LOWNDES COUNTY — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport had its share of plumbing issues Sunday, as a pipe disconnected amidst thunderstorms and left the terminal soaking wet.

State FBI agent-in-charge speaks to Rotary Monday

April 8, 2014

Roy Ruby had an inside track to bringing a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to speak to the Starkville Rotary Club.

April 4th

Consolidation bill heads to Gov. Bryant

April 4, 2014

Mississippi legislators approved on Tuesday a finalized version of an updated bill for the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts’ consolidation.

Legislators approved Senate Bill 2818 after final changes to the legislation were worked in through conference negotiations. The bill went to conference after both legislative chambers approved different versions of the bill.

MSU hires new chief of police

April 4, 2014

Mississippi State University Police Department announced Thursday it has selected Tim Potts, a captain of patrol operations with the police department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., as its next police chief.

Potts has 23 years of law enforcement experience.

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Shooting victim’s parents ask public to help with case

April 4, 2014

Kizmet Hamilton, mother of a victim injured in a Sunday morning shooting at the Club Rock nightclub on Rockhill Road north of Starkville, made an impassioned plea to the community at a Thursday morning press conference.

AMS to host bike rodeo Saturday - Event funded by state grant

April 4, 2014

Local children will have an opportunity to learn about proper bicycle safety Saturday at a bicycle rodeo at Armstrong Middle School.

The rodeo will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature a variety of bike safety courses.

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Eupora school fire deemed accidental

April 4, 2014

County and state fire investigators have confirmed that the March 23 fire at Eupora High School was accidental, and school officials are close to restoring functionality to one portion of the building that was damaged in the fire.

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