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Tobacco whistleblower details dangers of drug addiction

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 1994, Victor DeNoble anonymously mailed a photo of a lab-tested rat to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming the first whistleblower against the tobacco industry.

Starkville may consider swap to garbage bins

Posted 7/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville may consider switching from providing garbage bags to residents in favor of 96-gallon tip carts after Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Calvin Ware and Mayor Lynn Spruill floated the idea during a Board of Aldermen work session on Friday.

MSU to cut concession prices 25-60 percent at this season's sporting events

Posted 7/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Mississippi State fans attend games this year, they'll notice a dramatic change in what they pay for things like sodas, hot dogs and nachos.

As officials push public housing relocation for Pecan Acres, residents seek answers

Posted 7/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Citizens pressed Starkville Housing Authority officials during a Thursday evening forum for details about a proposed land swap development that could see the public housing complex relocated.

Pecan Acres forum set for this evening

Posted 7/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Housing Authority will host a forum Thursday evening on a project to potentially relocate Pecan Acres in a land swap for a new commercial development on Highway 12.

Federal investigation closes Starkville Internal Medicine Tuesday

Posted 7/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Internal Medicine is open again on Wednesday after a federal investigation closed the facility on Tuesday.

Aldermen interview four candidates for parks director

Posted 7/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are set to hire a new parks director after interviewing four candidates for most of Tuesday afternoon.

Missing teen located in Starkville

Posted 7/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A teenager who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon is safe and with her family, according to authorities.

Horse therapy builds empathy, self-confidence

Posted 7/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Therapy can take many forms, and Lori Irvin told Starkville Rotarians that working with horses can offer a sort of healing for some patients.

OCH, UMMC highlight affiliation goals

Posted 7/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center hope partnering can improve health care in Oktibbeha County.

Starkville completes first phase of road paving

The city of Starkville has completed the first phase of road work for a $7.5 million capital improvement project. City Engineer Edward Kemp updated aldermen on the project's progress at Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.

Starkville increasing water, sewer rates

Starkville is raising water and sewer rates and adjusting its rate structure to help fund planned infrastructure upgrades.

Judge to rule in mayoral race challenge July 20

A ruling in Johnny Moore's challenge of last year's mayoral election is only about three weeks away.

Sparking creativity: Teens write, produce three-act musical as part of decades-old Summer Scholars program at MSU

After her first day of camp for Summer Scholars, Randie Cobb, 18, immediately felt she could finally be herself among her peers without judgment.

Oktibbeha residents plead with supervisors for Longview Road paving

In Oktibbeha County, just southwest of Starkville, sits a "dusty, dirty road."

Starkville leaders consider water, sewage rate changes

Posted 6/30/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's water and sewage rates will likely increase as the city undertakes a massive infrastructure replacement project.

Lemonade Day aims to teach kids about running a business

Posted 6/29/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When life hands you lemons, start a business. National Lemonade Day, a program designed to teach kids how to start and operate their own businesses is coming to Starkville in August.

Camp Jigsaw offers enriching experience for kids with autism

Posted 6/29/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the past 11 years, Mississippi State Professor Sandy Devlin has raised thousands of dollars to put on a summer camp.

University of Mississippi Medical Center, OCH partner for affiliation

Posted 6/27/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville is partnering with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the hospital announced on Tuesday.

 

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