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May 14th, 2015

Welcome planned for slain Hattiesburg officer

May 14, 2015

Starkville is preparing a hero’s welcome for one of its own.
Hattiesburg Police Officer and Starkville native Liquori Tate will be laid to rest Saturday afternoon after the completion of funeral services in Hattiesburg. Tate, 25, and 34-year old Officer Benjamin J. Deen were shot and killed Saturday night during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg.

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SPD hosts first ‘Coffee with a Cop’

May 14, 2015

Debbie Nettles welcomed the chance to talk to Starkville Police Department officers Thursday morning.
Nettles, who said she’s lived in Starkville since 1976, said she went to 929 Coffee on Main Street to participate in SPD’s first Coffee with a Cop event.

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Woo Lingerie Boutique moves to Starkville

May 14, 2015

When asked why she chose to sell lingerie, instead of any other product, Winnifred Young, store owner of Woo Lingerie Boutique had only one answer: being bad.
“Everyone is so conservative around here,” Young said. “I like swimming against the current.”

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“Hummus Lady” serves up new dishes at public market

May 14, 2015

Lisa Dakhlalla became The Hummus Lady in the early days of the Starkville Community Market, before it became a part of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Everyone at the market was informally known by what product they brought to the market each week — the honey guy, the friendship bread lady — making Dakhlalla The Hummus Lady.

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May 13th

Drink distributor Clark to expand range in Coca-Cola deal

May 13, 2015

Clark Beverage Group and The Coca-Cola Co. have reached a preliminary deal for Clark to expand into two new areas, the partners announced Wednesday afternoon.
“We’ll be acquiring completely additional territories in the state of Mississippi,” said Robert Clark, president of Clark Beverage Group.

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SSD board talks EMCC, football field video board

May 13, 2015

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway told the district Board of Trustees that two conditions for East Mississippi Community College to use West Oktibbeha County High School could torpedo a potential deal.
Holloway said EMCC has requested to use the building without paying for insurance or maintenance costs.

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Slain police already provoke charity scams

May 13, 2015

Following the Saturday night shooting of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi has warned that phone scams are popping up across the state, under the guise of collecting donations for the slain officers.

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MS Horse Park to open harness track

May 13, 2015

The MS Horse Park has just opened their new harness track and will be offering free harness training during the months of May, June and July. The park is located at 869 E. Poorhouse Rd.
“Our uniform five-eights (of a mile) track is the perfect mixture of sand and clay to accommodate harness racing,” said Bricklee Miller, the facility operator at the MS Horse Park.

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May 12th

By JAMES CARSKADON

May 13, 2015

Republican Mike Tagert captured 35 percent of all Oktibbeha County votes in the special election to fill the empty U.S. House of Representatives seat in Mississippi’s First Congressional District, but Tagert fell short of the total needed to make the runoff election.

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School bus, pickup truck in collision

May 13, 2015

No serious injuries were reported with a Tuesday morning collision between a Starkville School District bus and ...

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