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January 14th, 2015

Police search on for missing Starkville man

January 14, 2015

A search is under way for a missing Starkville man along the Alabama coast.
Gulf Shores Police Department reported that John Switzer, 24, has been missing since 12:30 p.m. Saturday, when he told his family he intended to go kayak fishing near West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, Ala. The department is carrying out a search with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Volunteer fair offers opportunity to honor King

January 14, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. said during a 1957 speech in Montgomery, Ala., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Starkville area residents have many opportunities to shine a light on that legacy through a variety of service projects that will take place over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Planning board approves new Habitat plans

January 14, 2015

Habitat for Humanity’s planned subdivision of five single-family homes came one step closer to fruition at the Starkville Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

January 13th

$13 million bond may come to vote

January 13, 2015

Today is the deadline for Oktibbeha County School District residents to petition for a vote on a $13.2 million reverse bond referendum primarily aimed at creating a new school facility to aid consolidation of the Starkville School and Oktibbeha County School districts, and organizers reported Monday optimism that the petition has enough signatures to pass.

MSU music sets bar for new image

January 13, 2015

Barry Kopetz, head of the Mississippi State University Department of Music, told the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday that his department is known for many positive things, such as a “tight-knit” faculty and a strong network of alumni.
However, Kopetz and professor Rosângela Sebba said that there are two areas the department could use significant improvements: instruments and facilities.

MSU music sets bar for new image

January 13, 2015

Barry Kopetz, head of the Mississippi State University Department of Music, told the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday that his department is known for many positive things, such as a “tight-knit” faculty and a strong network of alumni.
However, Kopetz and professor Rosângela Sebba said that there are two areas the department could use significant improvements: instruments and facilities.

January 12th

Downey not afraid to get hands dirty for good cause 

January 12, 2015

For Joel Downey, executive director of Starkville Habitat for Humanity, helping needy families is about more than just getting them in a home.

January 9th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month.

Mayor issues equality repeal veto

January 9, 2015

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a pair of vetoes against the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s votes to repeal the city’s equality resolution and to amend the city’s adult plus-one health insurance coverage for city employees.
The board carried out both votes, which passed 5-2, behind closed doors during a three-hour executive session at its Tuesday meeting.

Carver Drive contractor halts work

January 9, 2015

The city of Starkville and a contractor working on the Carver Ditch Project have failed to solve a simmering feud and, if the current course holds, the matter is likely heading for a lawsuit.
Precision Construction LLC, a Hattiesburg-based contractor, has refused to finish work on the project, claiming that the city owes more than $163,000 for the work.

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