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February 24th, 2015

Thorny farm problems addressed by producers

February 24, 2015

The middle of winter seems a strange time to be talking about heirloom tomatoes, snap beans and watermelon but it seemed the perfect time for representatives of Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Extension Service who were on hand to listen to the problems faced by the agricultural community.

February 23rd

Neshoba Fair cabins must upgrade

February 23, 2015

You can probably hear a pin drop at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds on a February day, but come July it will turn into a bustling metropolis as people from across the nation converge in what has become known as Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty.

Brignac uses artistic talents to serve local organizations

February 23, 2015

Jennifer Brignac prefers to be in the background, allowing her work to speak for itself — and for the organizations she volunteers for.

February 20th

Alderman irate over appointment

February 20, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen named an interim fire chief for Starkville Fire Department during their Tuesday evening meeting, and at least one alderman is sharply displeased with his colleagues’ decision.

S.M.A.R.T. bus looks to expand

February 20, 2015

Mississippi State University’s transit system could expand further into the surrounding area if the latest Starkville MSU Area Rapid Transit (S.M.A.R.T.) grant proposal is approved by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

SHS stages ‘Legally Blonde’

February 20, 2015

The well known 2001 movie, “Legally Blonde” has taken on new life this weekend as the Starkville High School theater stages the musical version of the show.
The production opened Thursday night and will run through Sunday, with 7 p.m. showings tonight and Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets cost $7.

Student film makers screen at film festival

February 20, 2015

Two Mississippi State student film makers will be screening their films for the first time this weekend at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, which runs through Saturday.
Johnny Weichel, director of “Current State,” said that the film showing at The Mag is his second short film, but the first he has submitted for competition in this festival.

February 19th

Police chief outlines SPD’s personnel needs

February 19, 2015

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols outlined the needs of the Starkville Police Department during Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The biggest concerns for this year, Nichols said, are finding a home for the police department’s headquarters and finding a way to hire more officers. 

Magnolia Film Festival returns for three-day run in Starkville

February 19, 2015

Mississippi’s oldest film festival opens tonight at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville.
The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will run through Saturday, with film screenings at 7 p.m. each night as well as a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. The event will also feature a filmmaker forum, workshop and red carpet event.

House passes education bill short of MAEP standards

February 19, 2015

The Mississippi House of Representatives unanimously passed an education appropriations bill Wednesday that increases education funding by $106 million, but still leaves the state $200 million short of Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) funding levels.

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