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December 17th

VIDEO: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

BOA needs more info on Cadence

December 17, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen decided at its Tuesday meeting to put off a decision on a multi-million dollar purchase of Cadence Bank’s downtown headquarters to turn into a new police station, choosing instead to seek further information on the issue.

Starkville collects 278 items for UMMC toy drive

December 17, 2014

Christmas came early for children at University of Mississippi Medical Center’s sickle cell disease clinic in Jackson.

Family receives new Habitat home

December 17, 2014

Flo Henley remembers the apartment where Angela Lindsey used to live with her four children. 
She was part of the Starkville Habitat for Humanity family selection committee that visited the apartment, and she said it only had two rooms, with Lindsey’s four children all living in one of those rooms. They slept, she said, on a bunk bed and one single bed with a trundle. 

December 16th

County OKs comprehensive plan

December 16, 2014

Oktibbeha County supervisors put to bed its comprehensive planning process Monday during its last scheduled meeting of 2014.
The board unanimously approved a resolution establishing the county’s comprehensive plan, which is meant to be a roadmap for land use and development in the county for the next 20-25 years.

Travis Outlaw turkey giveaway set for Wednesday

December 16, 2014

As the holiday giving season hits full stride, Starkville native and NBA player Travis Outlaw is giving back to his hometown by offering 600 free turkeys to families for Christmas.

Rotary receives update on ACCESS program

December 16, 2014

Elizabeth Williams has found that college students with special needs aren’t always as different from other college students as they may initially seem.

December 15th

‘Geocaching’ used to clean park

December 15, 2014

A group of local Geocachers gathered Saturday to participate in an event to pick up trash in a local park.
Nathan Lewis, who organized the event, said that Geocaching is a “21st Century scavenger hunt using GPS units.” All that it needed to participate, he said, is a GPS and a thrill for the outdoors.

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Crenshaw serves through love of animals

December 15, 2014

According to her friends, Christy Crenshaw has always loved animals. Growing up, she wanted to one day have a job where she would get to spend all of her time with animals.
Crenshaw’s dream came true when she was hired as the general manager of the Oktibbeha County Humane Society earlier this year.

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December 12th

Consolidation to cost 23 teaching jobs

December 12, 2014

As Oktibbeha County School District’s time runs shorter — with its state-mandated consolidation with Starkville School District taking effect July 1, 2015 — so too is time for some of the county district’s teachers and administrators. Exactly how many OCSD faculty won’t make the cut is now becoming a clearer picture.

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