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February 11th, 2014
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum visited the Starkville Rotary Club Monday to share an update on the universityâ€™s goals and accomplishments.
The university, Keenum said, continues to excel at its three-tiered mission for learning, service and research. He said the university and its branches and methods of outreach played a crucially-important role throughout Mississippi.
A recent trio of late-night fires in abandoned buildings has made some county fire officials concerned that foul play might be afoot.
Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the concern stems from three fires in the last several weeks â€” two of which have occurred since the weekend.
Starkville officials will meet at 3 p.m. today in the Renasant Bank community room to hash out details of a new strategic plan.
Mayor Parker Wiseman said he expects the open meeting to run long but hopefully be productive.
Starkvilleâ€™s Michelle Tehan wants to open a bakery, and sheâ€™s relying on a fundraising recipe called crowdfunding thatâ€™s proven successful for others in the Starkville area and thousands of young entrepreneurs around the world.
Snoopâ€™s doing Starkville again â€” six years to the date of his last performance in town, Snoop Dogg (under the current moniker Snoop Lion) will perform at 10 p.m. Feb. 19 at Rickâ€™s Cafe.
It was possibly the longest 15 days of John Outlawâ€™s life, in that it lasted 2.5 months.
Outlaw has served as acting city police chief since late November. But on Wednesday, the 34-year Starkville Police Department veteran returned to retirement â€” a lifestyle to which he had grown accustomed.
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At 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, schools and businesses across Mississippi engaged in a tornado drill.
CVS Caremark kicked the habit Wednesday, announcing that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by Oct. 1.
The Sturgis Board of Aldermen unanimously signed a contract with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Board for a rally in August and voted not to enforce a Mississippi Ethics Commission (MEC) ruling against Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner at its meeting Tuesday at Sturgis City Hall.
Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen hired both a new police chief and city clerk during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.