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April 15th, 2014
Mississippi Highway Patrol on Monday identified the victim of a fatal apparent Sunday morning hit-and-run incident on Highway 82 West as 26-year-old Carson B. Park of Gordo, Ala.
The incident happened near Center Grove.
Voter ID is less about mitigating voter fraud, according to Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and more about executing the will of the people.
Scouts, volunteers and supporters of the Pushmataha Area Council, including United States Senator Thad Cochran (R-Pontotoc) gathered at Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Hunter Henry Center Monday night for the yearly On My Honor Dinner for Scouting.
Ed French opened his speech at the Starkville Rotary Club meeting on Monday by stating he is â€śnot your typical academic.â€ť
French is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Mississippi State University. He is also the interim director of The John C. Stennis Institute of Government.Â
Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy spent close to an hour on the hot seat before the cityâ€™s Audit and Budget Committee Thursday afternoon.
Starkville aldermen voted 5-0 in a called meeting Thursday afternoon tat City Hall o apply for an Urban Youth Corps Program Grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Starkville School District rallied around its own Thursday night at a special benefit program for the Lark family.
Andrew and Jeanine Lark, Starkville High School art and Armstrong Middle School history teachers, respectively, lost their family home and four cars in a Jan. 25 fire. The Larks have three children â€” Jada, LaTonya and Andrew Lark III.
Itâ€™s been a Starkville tradition for almost 20 years. Itâ€™s attracted an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 people in recent years. It will bring together 150 artisans and 21 local restaurants, and 28 stage performances.
OCH Regional Medical Center will celebrate Easter by throwing its annual â€śBunny Bashâ€ť event for children in the Starkville area.
The event will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the OCH Educational Facility. OCH Public Relations Coordinator Mary Kathryn Kight said the â€śBunny Bashâ€ť will offer a family-friendly activity for children and adults alike.
An early Wednesday morning basement fire has, for now, closed down Campus Book Mart.
East Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:22 a.m., according to Chief Greg Ball. Bell Schoolhouse Fire Company and Starkville Fire Department provided assistance on the call.
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