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Starkville Police Chief Mark Ballard and his department want to put an end to illegal street racing in the city for good.

It is the sound that no one wants to hear at any place or time, and Starkville Police Chief Mark Ballard wants to put an end to it.

People want to hear revving engines and screeching tires in their neighborhoods or anywhere. Some residents in Starkville say that the streets they live on have turned into racetracks.

Ballard said the Starkville Police Department has gotten plenty of calls and complaints about drag racing on city streets.

To read Chief Ballard's comments, pick up or check out the e-edition copy of the Wednesday, March 10 SDN. 

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