The Rotary program on Monday was a little special in the sense the club not only heard from a guest speaker from the Mississippi Aquarium, but they also heard from the Oktibbeha Young Leaders. The civic organization also recognized one teacher and two students from Starkville Christian School. 

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Chick-fil-A of Starkville hosted their first trivia night of the month on Thursday, October 7. Each month the fast food chicken restaurant hosts two trivia nights: one for general trivia and one for themed trivia. They start at 6:30 p.m. and usually last until about 8:30 p.m.

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Starkville Daily News and Chalet Arts have teamed up to help Starkville Public Library out with a one-of-a-kind auction that many Mississippi State baseball fans will not want to miss out on. 

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Thursday was a big day for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Three different businesses within Starkville began new chapters with joyous celebrations. While two businesses joined the Partnership with ribbon cuttings, another business officially broke ground to begin building. 

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By the end of October, Starkville will be down one less grocery store. After seven years of filling customers’ pantries, Vowell’s Marketplace on 118 Highway 12 is permanently closing its doors.

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Since the Mississippi State baseball team brought home the school’s first national championship this summer, the entire community has been able to capitalize off their success. No one knows this better than Starkville Daily News, with over 15,000 prints of our paper from July 1 sold and dist…

The Starkville Area Arts Council has a series called Art in Public Places that allows artists to share their work at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership office on Main Street. Not only can the public see the works of local artists, but they can also support them in one of the most…

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On Tuesday afternoon at 3:28 p.m., the Starkville Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at Renasant Bank on Lampkin Street. The suspect fled the scene but was soon in police custody. 

The original date for Bulldog Bash has come and gone, but Mississippi State students and the Starkville community alike are gearing up for the new fall date for the largest free outdoor concert in the state. On Monday, the MSU Student Association announced that Hardy will be the headliner at…

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COVID-19 has rightly been the main topic of concern in the United States since March 2020, and because of that, there has been a lot of misinformation and opinions taken as fact that has floated around the internet. 

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Over the last year and a half, hospital staffs across the country have been put through the wringer. They have had to treat COVID-19 cases as well as their usual loads as emergency rooms and ICUs became overwhelmed on top of being understaffed. It’s been a hard time for all, but especially f…

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The threat of rain has been looming over Starkville and Oktibbeha County throughout the week, so many questioned what the plans were for the Starkville High School homecoming ceremony if the game was rained out or delayed. On Friday morning, administrators and Starkville Oktibbeha School Dis…

The Starkville Oktibbeha School District (SOSD) Board of Trustees met Tuesday night, and a majority of the meeting was spent visiting the possibility of a policy on virtual learning days. While most of the items on the agenda passed relatively quickly, virtual learning days captured the atte…

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After serving as the Director of the Starkville Church of God’s Compassion Pantry for 21 years now, Max King’s goal of helping people who are need of food remains the same.

On Monday, Starkville Rotary Club met virtually to hear about the efforts of a medical study called RURAL. Dr. Ervin Fox spoke with the Rotarians about the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal, or RURAL, Cohort Study.

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Early in the afternoon on Saturday, many gathered to celebrate a special birthday. Family, friends, Starkville Police Department, and Starkville Fire Department gathered a J.L. King Center to drive in a succession to Starkville Manor to wish Iola Jones a happy 93rd birthday.

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After nearly 40 years of teaching, Mississippi State University Professor Emeritus Brent Funderburk wanted to give back to the university that had given him so much over the years.

It is no secret that the nation-wide hiring shortage has affected Starkville. Retailers and restaurants have to close early or modify their hours to accommodate the labor they do have, and there are “Now Hiring” signs in front of businesses to let potential workers know they are in need. 

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Once word got out about the proposal of a possible vaccine policy for city employees, citizens gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday night to protest the motion.

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n lieu of the recent Catherine Street apartment evictions, Starkville Strong has banded together to help out the tenants who have been told to find somewhere else to live and quickly. They have received many donations to help those affected find some shelter, and now the nonprofit is startin…

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On Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Starkville Police Department (SPD) and the Delta Upsilon Sigma (or Golden Triangle Area) chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity teamed up with OCH Regional Medical Center for a free Covid-19 vaccination drive inside the community room of SPD. 

As the Director of Membership Development at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Hunter Harrington is charged with increasing and retaining membership and developing member benefits. The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is composed of four main entities: the Starkville …

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On Tuesday, August 31, a group of Catherine Street apartment tenants filed a lawsuit against Ferretti Property Services, LLC for their improper handling of the evictions. The lawsuit is for injunctive relief, where the plaintiffs are asking Ferretti to start over and lawfully go through the …

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On Monday, the soon-to-be-evicted tenants of the Catherine Street apartments met at Big Dawg BBQ on Old West Point Road despite the encroaching weather from Ida. As rain poured down, Yulanda Haddix, President of the Oktibbeha County Chapter of the NAACP, opened her shop for the tenants to me…

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On Saturday, Starkville Strong and the Oktibbeha County Chapter of the NAACP met at the Catherine Street apartments to help the residents who were informed they could no longer live there. Because everything happened so quickly on Thursday, many tenants at the apartments were left confused, …

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On Friday, August 20, Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services (OSERVS) and the Starkville Fire Department (SFD) recognized a special young community hero.

If you have stepped into the Starkville Public Library (SPL) within the last week, you have noticed they are requiring masks for all patrons and workers as Covid-19 cases surge in the state. The children’s library within SPL is adjusting as well. 

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The Oktibbeha County Humane Society held an “Empty the Shelters” event last week that ended over the weekend that saw some animals find new homes with loving owners.

Wednesday was the first day of classes for the new school year at Mississippi State and plenty students were glad to come back to Starkville for what should be another fun year for the maroon and white.

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Wednesday kicked off the first day of classes for students at Mississippi State University (MSU), and Starkville area organizations and businesses gathered on the Drill Field to welcome the students and show all the community has to offer. One particular organization was there with an additi…

On Tuesday, Kiwanis Club of Starkville held another meeting to discuss upcoming charity events and was joined by author Tom Ward, who spoke about his newly released book “I Died and Went to Mississippi” which has made multiple Amazon best-seller lists in addition to his other published works. 

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On Sunday, August 15, Starkville Police Department (SPD) responded to a shooting at 9:48 p.m. at the Sandhill Arms apartments. Upon arrival, SPD found two gunshot victims at 135 Sand Road. 

The Starkville Police Department’s S.W.A.T. team received a $8,400 grant from the 4-County Foundation to be used to buy protective ballistic plates.

On Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, Prairie Opportunity hosted a public hearing at the outdoor pavilion at McKee Park to talk to the public about their grants and the services they offer because of the grants. Prairie Opportunity, Inc. serves eight counties in north central Mississippi…

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On Tuesday, Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School (HWS) was recognized by the Mississippi Department of Education as a Mississippi Science of Reading School in a special presentation at the newly installed HWS Art Garden. 

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