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Wrecks abound in winter weather

February 27, 2015

Wednesday’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.

Starkville-MSU Symphony to present final works of Mozart

February 27, 2015

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 Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus and is free and open to the public.

Events set to benefit Palmer Home for Kids

February 27, 2015

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 Home’s third annual Southern Soiree will be held Saturday night.

Merle Norman to find new home on Russell St.

February 27, 2015

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.

Water Dept eyes infrastructure improvements

February 24, 2015

Starkville Public Works is considering appropriating nearly $7 million to address infrastructure needs for the city’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.

Diversity Educator of the year named

February 24, 2015

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.

Keenum continues push for faculty pay raises

February 24, 2015

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 Keenum’s address to the MSU Faculty Senate on Feb. 16.

Thorny farm problems addressed by producers

February 24, 2015

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.

Neshoba Fair cabins must upgrade

February 23, 2015

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 Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty.

Brignac uses artistic talents to serve local organizations

February 23, 2015

Jennifer Brignac prefers to be in the background, allowing her work to speak for itself — and for the organizations she volunteers for.

Alderman irate over appointment

February 20, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen named an interim fire chief for Starkville Fire Department during their Tuesday evening meeting, and at least one alderman is sharply displeased with his colleagues’ decision.

S.M.A.R.T. bus looks to expand

February 20, 2015

Mississippi State University’s transit system could expand further into the surrounding area if the latest Starkville MSU Area Rapid Transit (S.M.A.R.T.) grant proposal is approved by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

SHS stages ‘Legally Blonde’

February 20, 2015

The well known 2001 movie, “Legally Blonde” has taken on new life this weekend as the Starkville High School theater stages the musical version of the show.
The production opened Thursday night and will run through Sunday, with 7 p.m. showings tonight and Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets cost $7.

Student film makers screen at film festival

February 20, 2015

Two Mississippi State student film makers will be screening their films for the first time this weekend at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, which runs through Saturday.
Johnny Weichel, director of “Current State,” said that the film showing at The Mag is his second short film, but the first he has submitted for competition in this festival.

Police chief outlines SPD’s personnel needs

February 19, 2015

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols outlined the needs of the Starkville Police Department during Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The biggest concerns for this year, Nichols said, are finding a home for the police department’s headquarters and finding a way to hire more officers. 

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