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Summit tackles 'quality of life' issues

Posted 9/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Healthy Starkville Committee will bring together 50 leaders from the community on Thursday to discuss ways to strengthen and improve the always important, but vaguely defined "quality of life."

 

Harper to speak at Starkville High's Promote the Vote event

Posted 9/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper will talk civic responsibilities and the importance of voting with students at Starkville High School on Wednesday.

MSU professor getting rave reviews for debut novel

Posted 9/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After graduating from Princeton with a degree in Music, Michael Kardos decided not to leave the Garden State. It was home, Kardos was raised on the Jersey Shore, and he could keep doing what he was doing: playing music.

 

Web-based system helps parents track student progress

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District will launch its new student information system on Monday and will hold orientation sessions at each campus throughout the week.

 

 

SPD: Think twice before buying pet snakes

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Animal control officers in Starkville are asking students to think twice before buying exotic pets.

 

Old school ties lead to ship christening for Starkville woman

Posted 9/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to Secretary of the Navy Ray Maybus, a Starkville woman was given the honor of christening a new high-speed vessel last Saturday in Mobile.

MSU grad student awaits report on his 'dinosaur eggs'

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It is 2002, and John Paul Jones is in a gully in Montana. "Gullies are always a great place to look for fossils because weather has already done half the work for you," he said, recalling his leisure trip to the new, old west.

 

OCSD identifies person of interest in Tuesday shooting

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A person of interest has been taken into custody after a Tuesday night shooting left a woman injured in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Nobel winner's colleague to speak at MSU event

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A friend and colleague of late Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan, Wangari Maathai, will speak at Mississippi State University tonight.

 

Mayor says he'll veto plan to open Green Acres access road

Posted 9/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It wasn't the budget agenda item that packed the room during Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen's meeting. Although the city held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, most of the citizen comments were focused on another topic.

New MSU business incubator offers hope for economic recovery

Posted 9/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite heavy rain, the grand opening of the new business incubator at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park drew a large, prominent crowd on Monday, filling the conference room nearly to capacity.

 

Supes defeat proposals on lake lease, OCH

Posted 9/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Though the available agenda for the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' Monday night meeting was slim and procedural, citizens packed the county courthouse anyway.

 

 

OCSD to pursue grants for DUI, seatbelt enforcement

Posted 9/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Starkville budget won't increase millage

Posted 9/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday night to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, and will likely move to vote on the matter immediately after.

 

 

Oktibbeha taxes remain unchanged

Posted 9/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Only one citizen showed up on Friday morning to witness the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors vote to approve the proposed 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, which does not include a millage increase.

 

New group hopes to negate effects of cycle of teen pregnancy

Posted 9/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new Teen Parent Coalition, facilitated by the Oktibbeha County Families First Resource Center, is reaching out to teen mothers in the area in order to break what Brooks said is cyclical issue in the county.

 

Starkville cops to get 'thank-you' Saturday

Posted 9/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The wife of a Starkville Police Officer is taking steps to make sure officers know just how much they are appreciated.

 

 

County voters notified of new poll locations by mail

Posted 9/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Election Commission Chairman Myles Carpenter said voters in all districts, especially those who live close to district lines, should look a little closer at any mail they have received from commission.

 

 

Tail-gater helps capture purse-snatcher at MSU game

Posted 9/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Back on the campus of his alma mater and filled with spirit from the Bulldogs' win over Auburn, a Mississippi State University graduate foiled an attempted purse snatching in the Junction on Saturday.

 

 

MSU hosts global food security conference

Posted 9/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Experts in global food safety and security from around the world have descended on Mississippi State University today for a day-long conference discussing the university and state's role in combating the agricultural side of world hunger.

 

 

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