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November 3rd

Pote Run raises $12K

November 3, 2014

Despite cold temperatures, Starkville runners showed up Saturday morning to run in the Hannah Pote Run for Education.
The race, now in its 24th year, is run in memory of Hannah Pote, who died in a car accident in 1997 when she was a sophomore at Starkville High School.

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OSERVS president dedicated to service

November 3, 2014

Jesse McDonald is a tireless worker with a passion for serving others.
McDonald worked for the Core of Engineers and was in the Army Reserve, holding the position of lieutenant colonel when he retired. He now serves as president of the board of directors for Oktibbeha Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services (OSERVS) and volunteers with mission programs at First United Methodist Church.

October 31st

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

Judge hands Thompson fate to jury

October 31, 2014

Testimony concluded Thursday in Dennis Thompson’s murder trial as his defense counsel rested and the state of Mississippi finally rested after a rebuttal.

Halloween festivities continue; City urges safe trick-or-treating

October 31, 2014

Starkville’s Halloween festivities continued Thursday as children had a chance to trick-or-treat along fraternity and sorority row on campus.
Disney princesses and super heroes lined the sidewalks leading up to themed fraternity and sorority houses where Greeks were handing out candy.

SSD OKs contract, talks consolidation

October 31, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees accepted a $562,000 construction bid and spent close to two hours in executive session discussing a personnel matter and pending litigation involving the consolidation of SSD and Oktibbeha County School District at a called meeting Thursday at the Greensboro Center.

October 30th

State rests case in Thompson trial

October 30, 2014

The state of Mississippi rested its case in chief Wednesday as Dennis Thompson’s trial continued through its second day in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Thompson, a 22-year-old Starkville resident, is accused of murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Curtis “C.K.” Randle and injuring Tony Harris, Azaria Ross and Devierre Outlaw in the same shooting incident on May 22, 2010.

Artists in residence inspired by Refuge

October 30, 2014

The artist-in-residence program at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge has brought artists to live at the refuge and be inspired by the nature several times since the program’s inception.
Caetlynn Booth and Tyson Washburn are the artists currently working at the refuge.

Initiative seeks to honor Confederacy, Mississippi heritage

October 30, 2014

Anthony Hervey wants to see Colonel Reb restored as the University of Mississippi’s mascot.

Sturgis preparing in case of disaster

October 30, 2014

In Buddy King’s experience as Winston County Emergency Management Agency director, usually severe weather damages more homes than it destroys.
But King said that wasn’t the case with the April 28 tornado in the county. He said the tornado traveled about 38 miles in 53 minutes, destroying 460 homes and killing 10 people.

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