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April 16th, 2015
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Oktibbeha County Law Library took place on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m. The law library is being housed inside the Starkville Public Library.
Spring is in season and Starkville‚Äôs community garden is open to the public.
Starkville Parks and Recreation Director Herman Peters said the garden is off to as strong a start as any he‚Äôs seen since he took over managing parks, with 17 of 30 plots already rented. Still, he said there‚Äôs plenty of space for additional rentals.
The Cotton District Arts Festival will be held Saturday ‚ÄĒ rain or shine.
Laurie Burton, president of Starkville Area Arts Council ‚ÄĒ the organization that puts on the festival each April, said as much of the festival as possible will continue despite the weather.
With less than 80 days remaining until the official formation of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees dealt with a handful of matters relating to the July 1 merger of the SSD and Oktibbeha County School District at its board meeting Tuesday night.
A cast of six veteran actors will close the regular season at the Starkville Community Theatre in the comedy ‚ÄúSocial Security.‚ÄĚ Directed by Paula Mabry, 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.
Scott Stricklin, Mississippi State‚Äôs University‚Äôs athletic director spoke at Starkville‚Äôs Rotary Club Monday afternoon. Stricklin spoke of the program‚Äôs many successes last year and his hopes for the future at MSU.
Mississippi State University is set to begin on-campus interviews with four candidates over the next two weeks for the vice president for Student Affairs post. The position was left vacant last summer when then-VP Bill Kibler left to become the university president at Sul Ross State University in Texas. Bill Broyles has been filling in as the interim VP for Student Affairs since Kibler left.
Two of Starkville‚Äôs dedicated volunteers were honored in Jackson Monday with GIVE Awards.
GIVE Awards ‚ÄĒ or Governor‚Äôs Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Awards ‚ÄĒ are awarded to about 13 of Mississippi‚Äôs community servants each year, all individuals with exceptional community service records and histories by Volunteer Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant.
Mississippi State campus radio station WMSV 91.1 FM and United Blood Services will continue their week-long blood drive in Starkville today at the Starkville Daily News.
A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home in Southern Oktibbeha County.
At 3:25 a.m., Central and District 5 Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 119 Andrew Road. Although the fire was large, it was put out rather quickly, county fire services coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
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