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Disability Awareness Day on tap for this weekend

Posted 7/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Starkville Board of Aldermen has declared Saturday Disability Awareness Day and plans to attend a series of events being held at the Starkville Community Market.

 

Hundreds say goodbye to Suttle Hall (VIDEO)

Posted 7/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hundreds of onlookers packed the hills and parking lots around Mississippi State University's Suttle Hall Wednesday afternoon as a wrecking ball brought down chunks of the 43-year-old building.

 

Starkville man admits killing girlfriend in New Orleans

Posted 7/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 44-year-old Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend in a suburban New Orleans motel three years ago.

 

 

Starkville Daily News: City applies for Main Street status (link)

Posted 7/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Suttle Hall comes down today

Posted 7/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A wrecking crew today will start demolishing a former dormitory at Mississippi State University. Suttle Hall was built in 1967 and closed after the 2006-2007 school year.

 

 

Aldermen reject University Club condos

Posted 7/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday denied a developer's conditional use request to convert the former University Inn hotel into condominiums.

 

Police going after graffiti artist

Posted 7/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the first stenciled storm trooper appeared months ago on the side of the former Starkville Buses building at Jackson and Lampkin streets, Starkville Police Department Chief David Lindley admits he thought it was "kind of cute."

 

Film festival honors former MSU student

Posted 7/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Adam Kazery's friends and family tried to describe him this week, many didn't know where to start.

 

 

Oktibbeha residents getting new addresses

Posted 7/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Most Oktibbeha County residents outside Starkville city limits are on the verge of receiving new street addresses.

 

Kids 'Go Play'

Posted 7/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jennifer Platt could hardly believe it. After months of planning, it was finally coming together. The second-year teacher walked through the woods behind Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville on Saturday and could see all of the elements to the school's new Confidence Course.

 

Herbicide vegetation management starts

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 4-County Electric Power Association has begun its annual herbicide vegetation management. Around one-tenth of all 4-County power outages are attributable to vegetation issues -- trees, branches, etc. So, it is important to maintain a healthy right-of-way. In July, 4-County contractors began applying herbicide to some 533 miles of line across the service area in the Columbus, Macon and West Point districts.

 

Summer in the South: From cookies to ice cream, State Fountain offers decadent delights

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The pouring rain couldn't stop Bruce Wilson from getting his fix.

Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz to headline 2010 Bulldog Bash

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz, a Virginia native now living in San Diego, will headline the Sept. 24 MSU Bulldog Bash presented by Cellular South.

 

'Positive momentum' builds for former Cre8tive Warehouse

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's been two months since the Cre8tive Warehouse closed at the corner of Washington and Lampkin streets.

 

 

Red Cross searches for new Oktibbeha leader

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The American Red Cross is looking for someone to manage its Oktibbeha County office.

 

Checkmate: Columbus, Starkville Boys and Girls Clubs square off in battle of the minds

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"How many teenagers play chess these days?" That's the question posed by Dr. Melvin Ray, president of the board of trustees of the Golden Triangle Boys and Girls Club. Obviously, the question is rhetorical, but the Columbus and Starkville Boys and Girls Clubs are trying to literally increase the mystery number.

 

MSU send-off parties biggest ever

Posted 7/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A record-breaking 58 "send-off" parties will be hosted this month and in August by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association and Office of Admissions and Scholarships, as chapters around the nation welcome incoming students to the 132-year-old land grant institution.

 

 

Starkville Daily News: CVB to designate $15K for dues (link)

Posted 7/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Organizer: No Johnny Cash festival this year

Posted 7/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After three years of music, food and fun, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will not return this fall.

 

One year in, aldermen pursue municipal complex

Posted 7/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen is set to take on a project previous administrations couldn't complete: the construction of a new municipal complex.

 

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