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Cash festival attendance down from past years

Posted 10/19/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hours after the conclusion of the third annual Johnny Cash Flower Pickin’ Festival Sunday, organizer Robbie Ward said he plans to bring the event back to Main Street next year.

 

 

Starkville teens building robot

Posted 10/19/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The buzzing of power tools echoed down the empty corridor in Mississippi State University’s Simrall Hall Friday night, though no classes were in session.

 

 

Counterintelligence expert to speak at MSU

Posted 10/19/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A counterintelligence expert with the U.S. Department of Energy will discuss at Mississippi State on Tuesday his experience of being targeted by a foreign intelligence agency.

 

Johnny Cash Festival rocks Starkville

Posted 10/18/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Musician John Francis recalls a time last February when he was working with John Carter Cash, the only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and the pair went to a cabin in the woods to hash out some songs.

Mark Keenum installed at MSU

Posted 10/18/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — When Mark Keenum and Scott Ross roamed the campus of Mississippi State University three decades ago, they were just students with their whole lives ahead of them.

Fists of fury: Wrestling a way of life for MWF performers

Posted 10/18/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Danny Campbell walks confidently through the narrow back hallways at Rick’s Cafe Americain with a drink in his hand, a smile on his face and a tight black T-shirt that reads “I support midget violence.” At the edge of the kitchen, Campbell, 44, is stopped by a handful of young women who ask to pose with him for photos. He is more than happy to oblige.

 

Starkville native gets new cancer treatment

Posted 10/18/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shortly after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in May 2004, Dorinda Hickey’s concern shifted. The Starkville native and 15-year Columbus resident didn’t retreat into a shell. She didn’t dwell on her problems. Instead, she thought of others.

 

 

MSU's Keenum sets $100 million fundraising goal

Posted 10/16/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

On wings of Eagles: Starkville teen overcomes obstacles to earn Scouting's highest honor

Posted 10/16/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

David Bouchard of Starkville was born blind and has spent all 18 years of his life overcoming obstacles. He will be awarded Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church for overcoming one of them.

 

Planners reject controversial zoning change

Posted 10/14/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday voted against a developer’s request to rezone 4.98 acres off Yellow Jacket Drive.

 

Heavy hitters on board for Keenum

Posted 10/13/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Several key political figures from around the state will descend on Starkville as Mississippi State University celebrates the investiture of 19th President Mark E. Keenum this week.

 

Annual tornado drill may be postponed due to severe weather

Posted 10/13/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County are slated to participate in an annual statewide tornado drill, Wednesday. But, with inclement weather potentially on the horizon, Jim Britt, director of Oktibbeha County Emergency Management, isn’t confident the drill will go on.

 

 

Kappa Sigma's charter revoked at MSU

Posted 10/12/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The national office of the Kappa Sigma fraternity last week revoked the charter of the organization’s Mississippi State University chapter. Kappa Sigma was investigated by university officials for violations stemming from a September party involving alcohol and underage drinking.

 

 

Midget wrestling coming to Starkville

Posted 10/10/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fans of the unusual will be in for a treat this week as Rick’s Cafe in Starkville hosts a night of professional midget wrestling. The Micro Wrestling Federation, a nationwide touring group, will put on a show Oct. 14 at Rick’s, located at 319 B Highway 82 E. The MWF will set up a ”mini” wrestling ring in the middle of the dance floor, said Rick’s Cafe owner Rick Welch, and six to eight wrestlers will perform.

 

 

Car rear-ends city school bus

Posted 10/9/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville School District bus was rear-ended by a vehicle Thursday afternoon as the bus driver prepared to stop on Highway 12, district officials said.

 

 

Curbside recycling kicks off

Posted 10/9/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Joe Bell and Stan Shurden were ready Wednesday for the first day of citywide curbside recycling pickup to begin in Starkville. But the co-owners of Starkville Recycling had no idea how much material they would actually process.

 

 

Funeral held for woman who died in Starkville fire

Posted 10/8/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Services were Wednesday at First Church of Christ Holiness, USA, for a woman who died in an accidental fire in Starkville, Friday.

 

 

City schools crack down on residency

Posted 10/7/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school officials turned down requests from two out-of-district families for their children to attend the city public schools and heard about ongoing efforts to confirm the residency of all students in the district.

 

 

School board opposes proposed zone change

Posted 10/7/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school officials, voicing concern over traffic issues, voted to protest a zoning change near the high school in a meeting Tuesday night.

 

 

County schools look to give old Maben school campus to EMCC

Posted 10/7/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School District is “well under way” in talks with East Mississippi Community College about opening a college branch at the unused O.L. Wicks school in Maben, the district’s superintendent said.

 

 

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