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Makerspace movement continues to thrive in Starkville

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Haley Boyd, 10, sat silently at her table in the Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary library Friday waiting for her name to be called.

 

Starkville's Leslie Fye named Mississippi Parent of the Year

Posted 5/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During football season, Leslie Fye is the loudest parent in the stands. Her children aren't on the field and they're not in the band. But to Fye, every child at Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District needs to hear their name called from the bleachers.

 

LCSO holds fundraiser for fellow sergeant

Posted 5/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sgt. Tammy Prescott is known for giving back to the community, with hundreds of hours racked in non-profits and community service. Now it's her turn to accept the help.

 

Business Moves with Mary: Goose Hollow Furniture slated to open second location

Posted 5/16/2019 in Business

Goose Hollow Furniture, 1405 Hwy. 45 N., will open its second location in Columbus.

 

Students back at AMS after Tuesday gas leak

Posted 5/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Armstrong Middle School students are back at school today after a Tuesday gas leak forced officials to evacuate the campus.

 

Peagler honored as SOCSD teacher of the year

Posted 5/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Starkville High School physics teacher Dane Peagler, building relationships with his students is his favorite part of any given day.

 

Spears: GTECHS scores coming back to home districts

Posted 5/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area school district officials are confident state test scores from the Golden Triangle Early College High School students will be applied to their home districts this October.

 

Student-teacher program brings teacher from Germany to US

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 5,000 miles from her hometown in Germany, Laura Justus found her way across the world to Columbus.

 

Local architect Major Andrews thought in-kind services would earn him no-bid contract for Hunt

Posted 5/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past six months, architect Major Andrews has worked with the Columbus Municipal School District planning improvements at the Hunt campus, giving him the impression he would continue those services after a Feb. 23 tornado badly damaged the building on 20th Street North.

 

HBO documentary to feature area African-American history event

Posted 5/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cameras and microphones circled Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students during their dress rehearsal for the school's Eighth of May production in Sandfield Cemetery.

 

SHS freshman scores 36 on ACT on first try

Posted 5/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Battling a cold, Amy Zhang walked into Starkville High School in July to take the ACT for the first time. Though just a rising ninth grader, Zhang carried with her unusually lofty expectations for a college entrance exam newbie.

 

Area school boards ask MDE to send GTECHS scores to home districts

Posted 5/4/2019 in Area

Area school board presidents are fighting for their districts to receive test scores from Golden Triangle Early College High School's students.

 

Superintendent: 'Disrespectful and disruptive behaviors' have become commonplace at AMS

"Blatant disrespect" by students toward staff at Armstrong Middle School has prompted Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant to email parents that if the behavior continues, law enforcement will be called to remove students and even parents from campus.

 

Business Moves with Mary: Columbus Cook Out is officially open

Posted 5/2/2019 in Business

Cook Out in Columbus is open and busy. After nearly two years, the long-anticipated fast food restaurant opened its doors Tuesday at 503 18th Ave. N.

 

EMCC: Tuition assistance program will remain intact

Posted 5/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"An exchange of erroneous information" led to unnecessary panic over the future of East Mississippi Community College's tuition assistance program for area high school graduates, president Scott Alsobrooks said.

 

Yokohama blames local workforce, facility for anemic production

Posted 5/1/2019 in Area

West Point's Yokohama Tire Company plant met only about half of its expected tire production goal in 2018, with company officials pushing the blame primarily to employee turnover and facility issues. The Golden Triangle Development LINK, however -- which helped recruit the plant to the region -- is pointing the finger back at the company.

 

First class at GTECHS prepares to graduate

Posted 4/27/2019 in Area

Twins Kierra and Krystal Hayes, 17, do everything together. They started kindergarten together and now they will graduate high school together. But before they receive their high school diploma, the two will graduate with an associate's degree from East Mississippi Community College.

 

Area districts vow all teachers will get their raises

Posted 4/27/2019 in Area

A Mississippi Department of Education math error could cost three area public school districts nearly $500,000 next school year to fund teacher raises.

 

Business Moves with Mary: Refrigeration Company 'back to normal' after fire, tornado

Posted 4/25/2019 in Business

At 2 a.m. Nov. 4, Dennis Jones received a call from the alarm company that protects his business. A window at Refrigeration Supply Company on Tuscaloosa Road was broken, the call reported, and Jones dutifully went to check on it. Turns out, there was a lot more to it than that.

 

Fairview Elementary receives 5K grant for technology

Posted 4/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fairview Elementary students will begin next year building their understanding of computer technology from the inside-out. Literally.

 

 

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