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February 27th, 2015
Wednesdayâ€™s winter weather lent a special beauty to the area, but many motorists experienced trouble as icy roads created dangerous driving conditions through the afternoon and into the night.
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Association will host a concert feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the help of several other musical entities on Saturday.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus and is free and open to the public.
This weekend, Starkville will be host to two events that benefit the Palmer Home for Children.
Chick-fil-A is hosting a series of races on Saturday morning, with all proceeds going to the Palmer Home. Then, Palmer Homeâ€™s third annual Southern Soiree will be held Saturday night.
Merle Norman has been a part of the Starkville business community for over 70 years. In that time, the store has seen three owners and several different locations. Today is the last day that Merle Norman & Luna Bella will open the doors of its South Washington Street location before moving to Cotton Crossing shopping center on Russell Street.
Starkville Public Works is considering appropriating nearly $7 million to address infrastructure needs for the cityâ€™s water and sewage system.
SPW Director Doug Devlin said the department is looking to split major projects into undertakings for 2015 and 2016. The department currently has $3.74 million in projects scheduled for 2015 and $3.17 million scheduled for 2016.
The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning recently held its Diversity celebration by recognizing campus and community leaders for the impact they have made in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect.
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has continued to push for a five percent raise for faculty at all eight universities under the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) in recent weeks.
The topic was the focus of Keenumâ€™s address to the MSU Faculty Senate on Feb. 16.
The middle of winter seems a strange time to be talking about heirloom tomatoes, snap beans and watermelon but it seemed the perfect time for representatives of Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Extension Service who were on hand to listen to the problems faced by the agricultural community.
You can probably hear a pin drop at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds on a February day, but come July it will turn into a bustling metropolis as people from across the nation converge in what has become known as Mississippiâ€™s Giant Houseparty.
Jennifer Brignac prefers to be in the background, allowing her work to speak for itself â€” and for the organizations she volunteers for.