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Monday profile: The men who make the grass grow

Posted 3/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bruce Harris, athletic field supervisor with the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department, says the Bermuda grass at the Sportsplex is coming back to life right on time and should be fully green within a month. But the green comes at a price.

 

Community Calendar 3-27-11

Posted 3/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

MSU fine arts students show final work

Posted 3/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Graduating seniors in the Mississippi State University Bachelor of Fine Arts program will show their work March 29 through April 8.

 

To land employment, job seekers must lower expectations, experts say

Posted 3/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shavannah Cotton, who has been without a steady job since 2005, echoes a common refrain among local job seekers: The jobs just aren't out there.

 

Starkville woman speaks out against cemetery fence's removal

Posted 3/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The removal of the fence around Odd Fellows Cemetery has one Starkville woman feeling her son's grave is exposed.

Knowing your food, from the farmer to market

Posted 3/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University students took an agriculture pop quiz Thursday that came straight from the top.

 

Genealogy video conference set for Friday

Posted 3/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A statewide interactive video conference Friday will bring experts on genealogical topics to County Extension offices in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Firm to help Starkville improve efficiency, cut costs

Posted 3/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials are expecting increased efficiency to save the city more than the $5,000 fee it has contracted to pay annually for the municipal version of sabermetrics, a method of managing used in professional baseball based on objective statistics.

 

Camera catches Starkville man arrested on burglary charges

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man out on bond for robbery was picked up again Monday for burglary.

Starkville man jailed on meth charges

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A call to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Department landed a Starkville man in jail for manufacturing methamphetamines Friday.

New home for Oktibbeha Schools to be ready in July

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Everyone is ready for the opening of Oktibbeha County School District's new central office.

 

MSU Ragtime Festival highlights to air on MPB

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers will have an opportunity to relive the sights and sounds of the 2010 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival when a special produced by the Mississippi State University Television Center airs March 24.

 

Building for the future: New MSU facility to nurture spinoff companies

Posted 3/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The businesses and the technology of tomorrow are both getting a new home in Starkville. Half of Mississippi's congressional delegation was in Starkville on Monday for the groundbreaking on a new 20,000-square-foot building at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.

 

Oktibbeha supervisors hold off on redistricting vote

Posted 3/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A skeptical crowd was loud enough to push county redistricting back several weeks at Monday's meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors.

 

 

City of Starkville to revive bus system

Posted 3/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mass transit, vanishing research dollars and record enrollment were all on Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum's mind Friday during his quarterly roundtable meeting on campus with Starkville and Oktibbeha government types. Members of MSU's faculty are currently working on a proposal which would return buses to the streets of Starkville for the first time in five years.

 

 

Oktibbeha leaders weigh impact of House redistricting

Posted 3/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As plans to increase the number of Mississippi House districts in Oktibbeha County from four to six make their way through the Legislature -- and possibly into court -- local leaders say they'd prefer fewer, but more won't bring the house down.

 

 

Cadence, Link on short list of local firms offering smartphone apps

Posted 3/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mobile banking isn't anything new, but Cadence Bank's recently unveiled iPhone application is blazing new trails in Starkville.

 

 

Starkville's Broadcast Media wins awards

Posted 3/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Broadcast Media Group of Starkville recently won five Addy awards, including Best of Show for Broadcast, at the American Advertising Federation's annual awards celebration in Greenville.

 

 

Starkville alderman speaks out against expenditures

Posted 3/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville alderman seized on a seemingly routine point of business Tuesday to make a point about expenditures.

 

 

Starkville aldermen consider opposing redistricting plan

Posted 3/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Board of Aldermen will tell the state House of Representatives what it thinks of the House's proposed redistricting plan tonight.

 

 

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