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December 5th

City compromises on street closure

December 5, 2014

Cooperation between city administration and private business owners has shortened the planned duration of a road closure near the new municipal complex, but some businesses in downtown Starkville may still have to endure a pinch.

LINK holds luncheon at EMCC

December 5, 2014

Gov. Phil Bryant paid a visit to the Golden Triangle to speak about the region’s economic growth at Golden Triangle Development LINK’s luncheon Thursday at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.
Elected officials and community members from throughout the Golden Triangle were in attendance for the event, and got a chance to hear about the LINK’s progress and future plans.

December 4th

Vehicle burns at local gas station

December 4, 2014

A Mississippi State University student crashed his car into a pylon at a Sprint Mart gas station near campus early Wednesday morning and fled the scene after the car caught fire, prompting his arrest by Oktibbeha County sheriff’s deputies.

Starkville preps for one more football weekend

December 4, 2014

Most years, The Little Dooey general manager Bart Wood sees business slow down this time of year.

Georgia man arrested in MSU theft

December 4, 2014

Mississippi State University police arrested a suspect Tuesday night concerning theft of several pieces of MSU lawn maintenance tools and other equipment, dating back to Nov. 1.
Matthew Dotson, 30, of Savannah, Ga. is being held in Oktibbeha County Jail on suspicion of multiple counts of grand larceny.

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December 3rd

LGBT benefits effort stalls at MSU

December 3, 2014

The Mississippi State University Faculty Senate has passed a resolution asking the university’s administration to pursue extension of health care benefits and other special benefits to same-sex spouses of university faculty and staff, but the administration has responded by saying current state law limits that pursuit.

BOA rezones property for industrial park

December 3, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved rezoning 326 acres of land north of Highway 182 and east of Highway 25 at its Tuesday evening.

GSDP Holiday Bazaar opens

December 3, 2014

For the past seven years, Deborah Oakley has been bringing goods from Hope Fruit and Berry Farm in Morton to Starkville for the annual Holiday Bazaar.

City celebrates new play equipment at park

December 3, 2014

Starkville’s second recognition as one of Mississippi’s Healthy Hometowns is allowing the city to enhance recreational offerings for residents, as unveiled Tuesday.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation named Starkville a 2013 Healthy Hometown for cities of 15,000 or more residents. The foundation awarded Starkville a $25,000 grant with the recognition.

December 2nd

Residents looking for new ways to help needy this year

December 2, 2014

Families and organizations throughout Starkville are looking for alternative ways to give this year in the absence of Helping Hand’s Adopt-a-Family program.
Last year, the Adopt-a-Family program compiled a list in early November of 68 families who were in need. This year, Helping Hands has not released a list of families.

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