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April 15th, 2015
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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Robert Bemis will be ending his stint as volunteer-in-residence at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in the coming weeks, but the work completed during his time there will be visible long past his departure.
One hundred fifty years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee climbed the steps of a private home in Appomattox, Virginia. Union General Ulysses S. Grant was waiting in the foyer for the meeting that would save the union.
Over 40 years after ZZ Top opened in 1973-74 school year with a concert at the Animal Husbandry Building on the Mississippi State University campus, they will return Friday to play at the Humphrey Coliseum.
The concert was rescheduled from Oct. 30 after bassist Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury in September.