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Monday Profile: Longtime civil rights advocate seeks to 'be the light'

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Annie Dancer stands just over five feet, but according to longtime friend Daril Clinton, she is "a giant" with a passion for service.


Feeding the mind: $900K grant to fund garden project at new Partnership school

Posted 2/21/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The vegetables that Overstreet Elementary School students grow and harvest in their garden become part of their dinners, and they are always excited to tell their teachers about it the next day, science teacher Summer Buntin said.


Kimley-Horn tapped as project consultant for Hwy 182

Posted 2/21/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously chose Kimley-Horn on Thursday as the consultant for the implementation of the $12.66 million grant the city received in November to revamp a mile of Highway 182, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


Two firms in the running for BUILD grant consultant on Highway 182

Posted 2/19/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will hold a special-call meeting next week to discuss two potential consultants to implement the $12.66 million federal grant the city received in November to revamp a mile of Highway 182, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


Oktibbeha supes allow review of insurance policy to find funding for potential dam project

Posted 2/18/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors gave unanimous permission Monday for a Jackson-based insurance adjuster to review the county's insurance policy for any clauses that might cover the cost of replacing the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam.


Reps hope to introduce family dynamics in the classroom

Posted 2/17/2020 in Area

State Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Columbus) is still in touch with Mary Moore, his home economics teacher from eighth grade. She still teases him about the time he put salt instead of sugar in a batch of cookies, he said.


County officials back down from evacuation warning around Okt. Co. Lake

Posted 2/14/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County officials did not have to issue the second warning in a month for residents near the Oktibbeha County Lake dam to evacuate, after the lake lowered six inches Thursday.


MSU partners with community colleges for new technical degree program

Posted 2/13/2020 in Area

Sixteen students enrolled in Mississippi State University's Bachelor of Applied Science program this semester, even though MSU had barely promoted the brand-new degree track that launched in fall 2019.


Oktibbeha likely to issue another lake warning, encourages preparations to evacuate area

Posted 2/12/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County officials will likely issue another warning regarding the Oktibbeha County Lake on Thursday or Friday, thanks to large amounts of rainfall in the area on Monday, county Emergency Management Agency director Kristen Campanella said in a press release this morning.


Parent: School bus was 3 hours late with parents left unaware

Posted 2/12/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The mother of a second-grader told Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board members that administrators never notified her when a school bus was three hours late bringing her child home from school.



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