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November 7th, 2013
Parents for Public Schools Starkville and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosted a Twitter town hall meeting Wednesday evening that saw more than 52 individual contributors participate in a conversation that could have reached more than 28,000 accounts.
PPS Starkville President Michelle Jones called the town hall, which was the first the group hosted, a success.
It was all happenstance when Amy Duclos decided to get on Internet Relay Chat (IRC), a chat forum created for Microsoft Windows. She and one of her brothers were making fun of a strange screename, ssoul, on the site.
She wasnâ€™t interested in finding a boyfriend, or even a date. But, she began chatting with ssoul, and 18 years later, theyâ€™re still chatting.
The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded the city of Maben an extra $150,000 to finish paving and widening Maben Industrial Park Road.
Backstage Music will call on its patrons and others in Starkville for help on Nov. 16 in an effort to gather food for local food pantries.
Allen McBroom, a partner at Backstage Music, said the store would participate in Strings for Food, a nationwide effort on the part of independent music store owners to raise food for local pantries that are hit hard during the holiday season.
Haley Brown cruised to an easy victory over two opposing candidates in Tuesdayâ€™s Oktibbeha County Prosecutor special election.
Matthew Wilson and Brace Knox also ran in the race to replace former county prosecutor Roy Carpenter, who resigned in June after 30 years of service.
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Parents for Public Schools Starkville and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership will team up tonight to host a Twitter Town Hall meeting to discuss the consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha Count school districts.
Starkville Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walkerâ€™s plan to create a committee to review a pair of city ordinances fell largely on deaf ears Tuesday evening during the Board of Aldermenâ€™s regular meeting at City Hall.
Eating insects might be a tough idea for many to swallow, but itâ€™s an idea that showed signs of gaining momentum at Mississippi State University this week.
Starkvilleâ€™s aggressive campaign to participate in C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home initiative paid dividends Monday as the company tapped the city as one of nine first-round finalists at a press conference in Ridgeland.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has rejected â€” for now â€” a resolution of intent to issue up to $6 million of roadwork bonds.
The resolution was introduced to the board after supervisors approved moving ahead with refunding a hospital improvement bond that would save the county more than $1 million.