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November 21st

Christmas open houses scheduled for Sunday

November 21, 2014

Several times throughout the year, The Book Mart and Café has hosted book signing events for local or regional authors. This Sunday, it will host 18 of them at once.

November 20th

Raise coming for MSU’s Keenum

November 20, 2014

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees voted in executive session in October to give Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum a $25,700 raise — increasing his salary to $454,700 — and a 4-year contract extension.

County looks at insurance change

November 20, 2014

A potential change in employee insurance coverage could result in substantial annual savings for Oktibbeha County.
The Board of Supervisors on Monday permitted County Administrator Emily Garrard to sign with Blue Cross Mississippi as its third-party administrator for health insurance — a move Garrard said could save the county significantly on claim payouts each year.

Starkville police find stolen vehicle

November 20, 2014

Starkville police on Wednesday arrested a West Point man in connection with a stolen vehicle report from late October.

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More Water Damage on Campus

November 20, 2014

At 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, MSU sophomore Emily Alford heard a fire alarm in her room at Hurst Hall — but it wasn’t because of a fire.

Unified Egg Bowl shows school pride, benevolence

November 20, 2014

Although the scoreboard favored the Ole Miss team, both schools won during Wednesday’s 2014 Unified Egg Bowl, raising a total of $12,495 for Special Olympics college programs.
The Rebels won the 23-17 football game despite the 3-point advantage that the Bulldogs went into the game with from winning the fundraising challenge.

November 19th

Hearing held about pets at cemeteries

November 19, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen heard a brief public hearing on a potential changes to the city’s animal control ordinance in regards to allowing pets in cemeteries at the board’s Tuesday evening meeting in the City Hall courtroom.

SPD to meet with citizens on Thursday

November 19, 2014

Starkville police are asking residents of wards 1 and 4 to attend a public “town hall” style meeting Thursday to share their questions and concerns to a department trying to build better interface with the public.

Stats show big numbers for interest in Miss. St.

November 19, 2014

When Mississippi State University’s football team wins, the points on their scoreboard, the fans in Davis Wade Stadium and the votes they receive for the College Football Playoff aren’t the only numbers that go up.
MSU officials now report that the team’s 9-1 record this season has driven up applications for admission and housing as well as visitors to MSU websites and social media accounts.

November 18th

Man pleads guilty in armed robbery

November 18, 2014

A man accused of two counts of armed robbery received a 20-year sentence to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with 11 years suspended, nine to serve, after pleading guilty during the October-November Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term.

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