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April 6th, 2015

Songwriters win spots in festival: Musicians showcased original music for an opportunity to perform at arts festival

April 6, 2015

Eleven singer/songwriters competed Thursday night for the opportunity to take the stage performing their original music at the Cotton District Arts Festival on April 18.

Arts council leader helps promote well thought-out, creative change

April 6, 2015

April is an exciting time of the year in Starkville — the weather warms, summer is close and tailgating is in full-force in Left Field Lounge. However, for many people, April’s biggest event is the Cotton District Arts Festival.

April 3rd

Fire Chief talks transition, goals for department

April 3, 2015

Newly-appointed Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough is still getting acquainted with his new position, but he’s already looking ahead to some goals he hopes to accomplish as he begins his tenure at the head of Starkville Fire Department.

Mississippi bridges score poorly in new study of repairs needed

April 3, 2015

Of the 61,000 U. S. bridges in this country in need of structural repair, Mississippi is among the top 10 states with the most structurally deficient bridges according to a report issued Thursday by the U. S. Department of Transportation (U.S.DOT). A total of 2,275 bridges were identified as needing significant repair in Mississippi alone.

Columbus man arrested during traffic stop

April 3, 2015

A traffic stop for speeding landed a Columbus man in Starkville Police Department custody after officers discovered drugs and a stolen firearm in his car.
An officer stopped 25-year-old Marcos Deshaw Felton for speeding and smelled marijuana while talking to him, according to an SPD press release.

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April 2nd

Churches join to tell Good Friday story: Stations of the Cross returns for second journey through Starkville

April 2, 2015

The Biblical account of Good Friday begins with Jesus being condemned to death and ends with Jesus being laid in a tomb. Eleven Starkville churches will come together on Friday morning to tell the story of Jesus’ last day.

Governor signs bill creating countywide school millage rate

April 2, 2015

Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill creating a countywide taxing authority for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District. The bill also consolidates the debt of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County School Districts as they move toward their July 1 merger.

SPD investigating reported carjacking, sexual assault

April 2, 2015

The Starkville Police Department is seeking a male suspect in connection with a reported carjacking and sexual assault.
An SPD release said the incident reportedly occurred around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night. No descriptions of the suspect were released by SPD. As of press time, no arrests had been made in the case.

MSU PD makes auto burglary arrests

April 2, 2015

The Mississippi State Police Department arrested three suspects on charges of auto burglary early Wednesday morning, Police Chief Vance Rice announced in a release.

Gardeners urged to dig safely by calling 811

April 2, 2015

At last, spring is in the air, and you may be dreaming of growing the biggest, juiciest tomato in the neighborhood or perhaps a bed of traffic-stopping flowering annuals. Gardeners all over town are venturing out to dig in the garden after being cooped up all winter. But wait. First, you have a phone call to make.

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