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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.

 

Forbes: MSU dorms are 'insanely luxurious'

It takes Hunter Myrick four hours to drive from Starkville to his house in Gulfport. Well, it's his parents' house, really. Myrick, a freshman at Mississippi State University, moved into South Hall in August, and like so many other fresh-faced 18-year-olds in Myrick's residence hall, this the first time he has ever been on his own, an experience he is still getting used to.

 

Starkville ready for 'New South Weekend'

Football season is upon us in Starkville, and so are New South Weekends.

 

 

Barnes and Noble kicks off expansion with Friday event

In an ode to the balance of athletics and studies, one of the most recognized brands in sports has helped give one of the nation's largest chain bookstores a new look on the campus of Mississippi State University.

 

Trainer suggests pursuing $3M loan

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pushed for pursuing a $3 million loan to ensure the county's planned road projects are completed on schedule during the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

 

Aldermen approve $1.5 million for drainage, sewage projects

There was some confusion at the Starkville Board of Alderman meeting when it came time to vote on a $1.5 million project aimed at addressing some of the city's sewage infrastructure issues, including the long-debated Carver Drive ditch.

 

 

C Spire targets MSU, Ole Miss in unique partnership

Ticket sales for SEC football games may not be floundering, but with mattress-sized, high-definition television screens becoming the norm in American households, and an extensive television contract with ESPN still in its honeymoon stage, two SEC West schools are turning to social media in order to get fans off the couch and into the stadium.

 

Symposium examines high drop-out rate among black male college students

Officials at Mississippi State University have reported that African American male graduation rates are consistently 20 percent lower than the graduation rates of white males, but the statistic is not unique to the university.

 

SPD's Lindley says 'take-home cars' save big bucks

Posted 8/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department will soon be adding 15 new cars to its fleet. With the new budget year fast approaching, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley is excited about the newest additions to his department.

 

 

Mississippi State's Fitzpatrick tracks Isaac at close range

Posted 8/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Tuesday morning around 10, as Isaac inched closer to the Gulf Coast and people across the region collectively held their breath, Pat Fitzpatrick was at his home in Slidell, a place that knows the effects of storm surge all too well.

 

 

City of Starkville ready to 'get swept up'

Posted 8/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The population in Starkville could easily double this weekend with the influx of Mississippi State University and Jackson State University football fans as they converge for Saturday's season-opening football game.

 

 

Starkville's improved fire rating means savings for businesses

Posted 8/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local business owners could see as much as a nine-percent drop in insurance premiums in Starkville thanks in part to the city's fire department, which this year received the best fire protection rating it has ever had.

 

'Hopper King: 42K grasshoppers keep MSU prof hopping

Posted 8/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pavlov had his dogs. Goodall had her chimps. And JaVonn Hill has his ... grasshoppers?

NCAA investigating Mississippi State University football

Posted 8/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The NCAA is conducting an investigation into a "potential recruiting irregularity" involving the Mississippi State University football program.

 

City denies C Spire cell tower variance

Posted 8/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Aug. 27 special report issue of Time magazine, simply dubbed The Wireless Issue, includes a piece exploring the "10 Ways Your Phone is Changing The World." Just an assumption, but it probably offered little new information for Dave Miller. As media relations director for C Spire Wireless, Miller and his company have been on the front lines of wireless innovations. He could likely roll off example after example of how smart phones have already changed the world.

 

 

Details emerge in Starkville incidents

Posted 8/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Details continue to emerge in two Oktibbeha County altercations that occurred within 48 hours of each other and left one man dead, another in a medically-induced coma and a sheriff's deputy in the hospital with stab wounds.

 

 

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