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July 30th, 2014

SOAR awards grants to local school programs

July 30, 2014

A good heart and an open mind aren’t the only things people need to make a difference in their communities.

Sometimes it takes a little money, too.

In order to support local organizations, the Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results Community Foundation (SOAR) works to raise funds for endowments which allow these programs to thrive.

July 29th

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July 29, 2014

OCSD regains accreditation

July 29, 2014

Mississippi Department of Education and Oktibbeha County School District officials confirmed Monday that OCSD has regained the accreditation it lost in September 2012, but the conservatorship established in the wake of that loss will remain in effect until OCSD consolidates with Starkville School District in July 2015.

SPD arrests man in sexual contact with minor case

July 29, 2014

A Starkville man is in custody after officers arrested him for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a child.

According to a Starkville Police Department press release, officers arrested 51-year-old Jodie Young Jr. on suspicion of one count of enticing a child to meet for sexual purposes and five counts of “touching of a child for lustful purposes.”

Suspect in shooting faces assault charge

July 29, 2014

Mississippi authorities have officially filed charges against a Maben man in connection with a Friday night shooting.

Wayne Monts, 33, will face a charge of aggravated assault after he reportedly shot 19-year-old Tiberias Lampkin in the leg at a residence on New Light Road.

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Rotary Exchange student says goodbye to club on Monday

July 29, 2014

Nancy Hargrove has watched Philippa Romen-Naegel pick up a uniquely Southern habit.

Hargrove is a member of Starkville Rotary Club, and Romen-Naegel is the club’s 2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student from Germany. Hargrove said she had taken Romen-Naegel to several meetings and recently went to dinner with her, where she said she noticed the habit taking hold.

Quinn trial to begin

July 29, 2014

Archie Quinn’s capital murder trial is set to begin today before Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Howard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

The court spent Monday selecting a jury for the trial, according to Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton.

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July 28th

Fant wins DYW

July 28, 2014

Starkville’s own Tanner Fant was named winner of the Mississippi Distinguished Young Women (DYW) competition Saturday evening in Meridian.

Although Fant spent months preparing for the competition, she said the moment is all still a blur.

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Emerson hosts traveling exhibit

July 28, 2014

To the children it’s designed for, the Mississippi Children’s Museum Roll-Match-Read display may look a lot like a playground.

There are chutes that can be moved to different locations on a magnetic wall, and balls to roll down those chutes. There are bells to ring, mechanisms to turn, and panels of different shapes to fit into matching holes.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Underwood strives to help youth talent blossom in Miss.

July 28, 2014

Children are the future.

For decades, Starkville resident Joe Ray Underwood has committed himself to this philosophy, continually motivating and encouraging students through his career and community service.

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