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Finding art in everything: Starkville's Stringer finds calling in graphic design work

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Graphic Designer Casey Patrick Stringer sees art and design in everything. He blames it on his education at Mississippi State University, where even the computer-centered artists have to take all sorts of fundamental art classes.

 

Plans for new Starkville apartment complex draws fire

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed 200-unit apartment complex, complete with parking garage, was roundly panned at Tuesday's planning and zoning meeting.

 

 

Starkville's revamped GED program takes off

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifteen Starkville School District students earned their GEDs this year. Sounds average, until you consider that just five had earned their GEDs in the previous five years combined.

 

 

Pickett Wilson: School district handled Couey resignation properly

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The recent decision of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to direct Superintendent Judy Couey to take administrative leave and her subsequent resignation due to health reasons has created quite the debate about the board's release of information following an executive session about her departure.

 

 

4-County asks Oktibbeha customers to conserve during substation work

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Crews with 4-County Electric Power Association began work to upgrade the Lakeside Substation in Clayton Village in Oktibbeha County at 7 this morning.

 

 

Starkville volunteers plan storm work day in Webster County

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County residents looking for an opportunity to help with relief efforts in many of the tornado-ravaged areas around the state will have another opportunity to do so in neighboring Webster County this week.

 

 

Tornado victim remembered for commitment to safety and family

Mike Rodgers would have been proud to be at work Friday. The Ability Works instructor was always preaching safety and the company, which teaches employment skills to disabled individuals, is on a roll, reaching its record 118th day without a work loss accident.

 

 

Starkville middle school students donate to storm victims

Add Starkville middle-schoolers to the growing list of populations working to relieve the pain of tornado victims.

 

 

Starkville Relay for Life gets under way

Cancer has always existed, but there was a time for each individual touched by the disease before they were as familiar. The nostalgia of that carefree time is behind tonight's Relay For Life at the Starkville Sportsplex.

 

Oktibbeha men arrested in home invasion

Three Oktibbeha County men have been arrested for an April home invasion which left three victims in the hospital.

Starkville volunteers aid Smithville tornado cleanup

Smithville isn't flattened. It's hilly. One week after being assaulted by an EF-5 tornado that left 16 residents dead as of Wednesday, the landscape of the Monroe County town is studded with piles of rubble and debris which have been gathered, swept and bulldozed together.

 

Starkville begins enforcing bicycle helmet law

The Starkville Police Department began enforcing the city's helmet safety ordinance this week to the tune of $15 per violation.

 

 

Starkville school board eases uniform requirements

School board members relaxed the dress code just a bit Tuesday night for students in the Starkville School District.

 

 

Starkville aldermen chastise school board

Recent actions by the Starkville School Board drew the criticism of two city aldermen Tuesday night.

 

 

UPDATED: How you can volunteer, donate to the tornado relief effort

Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.

 

 

State College Board wants funding formula revisited

Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Lowndes man guilty in cowbell assault at MSU football game

A New Hope man will spend his weekends in the Oktibbeha County Jail for the next six months after pleading guilty to assault with a cowbell.

 

 

Land leases, graduation top Oktibbeha schools agenda

Oktibbeha County School District officials set a minimum price they want for hunting and fishing leases on the school's 16th Section land in a meeting where they also heard reports on student issues.

 

 

Reports of progress, successes at Oktibbeha schools

Principals of the four schools in Oktibbeha County School District gave school board members reports of progress, successes, and wishes and needs for the coming years.

 

 

Oktibbeha supervisors stand by to aid storm recovery

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors broadcast the message Monday that the county is here to help.

 

 

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