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September 19th

Operation Christmas Child comes full circle

September 19, 2014

Operation Christmas Child has come full-circle in Starkville.
Elena Hagemeier, who received a box from OCC when she was living in an orphanage in Russia, will be speaking about how receiving that box changed her life on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Outreach Center of First Baptist Church.

2-pound pot bust made in Clay County

September 19, 2014

UNA — Clay County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) deputies, in conjunction with Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, arrested two Una residents Monday, after investigators executed a search warrant that allegedly yielded about 2 pounds of marijuana.

Honors College to present play in outdoor ‘Greek’ style

September 19, 2014

Love, lust, revenge and tragedy will overtake Griffis Hall next week as part of the Shackouls Honors College’s Classical Week.
“Medea,” the Greek tragedy by Euripides will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 on the patio behind Griffis Hall in Zacharias Village.
The story centers around Medea, a woman seeking recent for the deeds of her husband, said director Donna Clevinger.

September 18th

New design standards gain alderman approval

September 18, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a modified version of a minimum design standards ordinance for building facades and parking lot surfacing with a 5-2 vote at its Tuesday meeting.

Messages of pain, strength displayed at MSU Drill Field

September 18, 2014

Survivors of violence and abuse let their messages be heard this week as the Clothesline Project took its place on the Mississippi State University Drill Field.
Individuals who have been assaulted or abused had the opportunity to paint their message onto a t-shirt to be displayed on campus for passersby to see.

Judge dismisses case against circuit clerk

September 18, 2014

A lawsuit against Oktibbeha County and its Circuit Clerk, Glenn Hamilton, has been dismissed for the second time in federal court.

September 17th

Aldermen amend ‘plus-one’ benefit

September 17, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen amended the city’s plus-one insurance expansion before a capacity crowd on a 4-2 vote with one abstaining vote at their Tuesday evening meeting at Starkville City Hall.

Locals inspired by Murray’s showing at Miss America

September 17, 2014

Starkville residents watched excitedly as Mississippi State alumnus Jasmine Murray made it into the top 10 of the Miss America pageant Sunday night.
Although she ultimately did not earn the crown, people throughout the state of Mississippi are happy for what Murray accomplished and thought she represented Mississippi well.

SCT to open 38th season with ‘Rumors’ Thursday

September 17, 2014

“Rumors” will open the 38th season of the Starkville Community Theatre Thursday night.
Directed by Brenda Mayo, the show will have performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., and then another week of 7:30 p.m. performances Sept. 23-17. Tickets are available for $15 by calling the playhouse at 323-6855.

September 16th

City may loan $60K to Parks

September 16, 2014

The Starkville Board of Alderman Budget and Audit Committee unanimously agreed Monday to move forward with a recommendation to the full board to advance $60,000 to the financially floundering Starkville Parks Commission.

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