Reminder: Burn ban remains in effect in city
Extremely hot daytime temperatures, coupled with sustained dry conditions over the last several days, have prompted Starkville Fire Department officials to impose a ban on an residential and commercial burning inside the city limits.
The burn ban will remain in effect until the area sees a period of sustained rainfall, said Fire Department officials said Thursday.
No burn ban has yet been imposed in Oktibbeha County outside the Starkville city limits.
Smokers â€” particularly those in cars â€” are also encouraged to avoid throwing cigarette butts from their car windows.
It is believed that a cigarette butt from a passing car may have sparked previous wildfires inside the city last year, said Fire Chief Rodger Mann.
Violation of the burn ban will result in a fine of $500 plus all costs incurred by the City of Starkville. Each day will be considered a new violation.
Burning rubbish past fire department deadline showing smoke or open flame will result in a fine of $100 per day.
For more information about city burning regulations and fire prevention, contact fire marshals Mark McCurdy or Stein McMullen at the Fire Department at 323-1845 or 323-2962.
Community Market to be open this morning
The Starkville Community Market will be taking place again today from 8 to 11 a.m. at the corner of Lampkin and Jackson streets, serving Starkville with the areas freshest produce, great music, and stunning crafts.
Those who would like to show their support can stop by the Community Market table and purchase some hot or iced coffee or a cool T-shirt.
For additional information on the market, make sure to visit the website at http://www.starkvillecommunitymarket.org or become a friend on the Facebook website.