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May 1st, 2015

FUEL TO THE FIRE: Volunteer firefighters train by burning propane tanks

May 1, 2015

Oktibbeha County’s volunteer fire departments got a chance for some hands-on experience with burning propane during a Wednesday evening training exercise at the Cornerstone Industrial Park.

FUNdamentals of Fitness to build athletic foundations

May 1, 2015

Starting next Tuesday, Trinity Fitness will start the FUNdamentals of Fitness program to provide an athletic foundation for children.
The classes will meet twice a week from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. for ages 8 to 10-year-olds and 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 11 to 13-year-olds. The fee per child is $100.

Arts council hosts city’s first art walk

May 1, 2015

Downtown Starkville will see an explosion of creativity on Saturday as Starkville Area Arts Council hosts Starkville’s first Art Walk on Main Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Twenty local artists will display, demonstrate and sell their artwork inside Main Street businesses as well as along the sidewalks during the day.

April 30th

Missing woman found alive and well: 83-year-old found by off-duty deputy

April 30, 2015

The subject of a Silver Alert was found Wednesday after nearly 24 hours of intensive search effort from Oktibbeha County authorities and volunteers.
An off-duty deputy with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department found Lena Mae Harrell, 83, near a creek in Northeast Oktibbeha County at approximately 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis remembered at local hat show

April 30, 2015

Carole McReynolds Davis did not always wear the flamboyant hats that she was well-known for. According to Carole’s widower, Frank Davis, she rarely wore hats at all when they first married, over 50 years ago.

Starkville low on Spice arrests

April 30, 2015

A recent death in Lowndes County could possibly be related to Spice.
The drug, which is made synthetically, is supposed to have the same effect as marijuana, and is commonly thought of as synthetic marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s website.

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April 29th

Louisville raises tornado memorial: Area, state leaders pledge to continue recovery efforts

April 29, 2015

LOUISVILLE — A year after an EF4 tornado killed 10 people and left a long trail of destruction in Winston County, residents and area leaders gathered Tuesday to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the storm in Louisville.

Community Market opens this weekend

April 29, 2015

The Starkville Community Market will open for the third year at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday in its new location at Fire Station Park, at the intersection of Spring Street and Lampkin Street.

Gregory talks development at Kiwanis

April 29, 2015

Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory visited the Starkville Kiwanis Club to talk about how the Partnership operates and ongoing economic development efforts in Starkville.

Nepal earthquake hits home for MSU student

April 29, 2015

Last Friday, Sushil Raj Poudel, a graduate student at Mississippi State University from Nepal, was celebrating his birthday when he heard the news that his home countrywas devastated by a massive earthquake.
“I thought it was a joke,” said Poudel. “I saw a picture of a big landmark that was destroyed on Facebook, and I thought it was a prank, then more pictures started coming.”

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