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January 21st, 2014
When Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Old Main dormitory burned down in January 1959, Bill Foster was not a member of MSUâ€™s staff. But a little more than a decade later, he found himself a critical part of preserving the story of the fire.
Many members of the Starkville community showed their desire to get involved and learn about service organizations and programs by attending Volunteer Starkvilleâ€™s first Community Volunteer Fair honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a county strategic planning session at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
The session will serve as a county-focused follow up to a November joint strategic planning session between the city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County.
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Whether itâ€™s bringing potato soup to a terminally ill cancer patient or heading a city election commission dealing with one of the most hotly-contested Starkville elections in recent history, Jim McKell has a reputation for being there when it matters.
Mississippi State University transportation staff are reporting growing usage of the Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) shuttle system since students returned to campus Monday.
The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved Thursday several adjustments to Mississippi State Universityâ€™s contract for The Mill at MSU that officials say will improve the security of its financing and clear the way for drawing up the final loan documents and breaking ground for the project.
The Mississippi Scholars Initiative, an ongoing program for all schools in Oktibbeha County, is challenging students to challenge themselves during their high school years.
On Tuesday, a 12-year-old shot and critically injured two fellow students with a shotgun at a Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, N.M.
Philip Vanderleest, Starkville resident and MSU graduate with a degree in aerospace engineering, has forgone â€” at least for now â€” pursuing rocket science in favor of his hobbyÂturnedÂcareer: mixing music as a disc jockey.
Starkville is on track to record its best sales tax collections year ever, and city officials say that is hardly a surprise.