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Starkville citizens are in the midst of a discussion about regulating Airbnbs and other short-term rentals in the Starkville area. Citizens voiced strong opinions on both sides of the issue at public input sessions, the most recent of which occurred on Oct. 22. 

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Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering hosted its regional BEST Robotics Competition on Saturday at the Humphrey Coliseum. The day-long event lasted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hosted over 500 students, who were a part of 17 teams from Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. …

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From late August to the middle of September, Starkville was plagued by a rash of car robberies. From Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, 67 burglaries were reported to the Starkville Police Department. Since then, the volume has declined, with only 40 reported from Sept. 15 until the present, but criminals…

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At the beginning of October, the City of Starkville Board of Aldermen announced that the city is moving forward with a project to add sidewalks to sections of Highway 12. This project, which has been in the works since spring, finally had a bid approved, allowing for construction to begin. 

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In addition to waterfowl and alligators found on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, artists in Mississippi State Univeristy’s artist-in-residence program can also be found among the native cypress trees this fall.

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For those tired of the typical drab restaurant surroundings, J. Broussard’s in Columbus has been trying something different. Each month, the upscale restaurant rotates in the work of a local artist, as well as hosting an “Art in the Restaurant” night with a special five-course meal where the…

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A new mental health clinic has opened in Starkville, allowing for residents of the Golden Triangle area and students of Mississippi State University to receive proper outpatient treatment for a variety of common mental health illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. 

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Starkville couple Lee and Jennifer Carson invite guests to step into history by staying in their recently opened bed and breakfast, The Montgomery. Located at 607 Old West Point Rd., the beautiful antebellum home has been in Starkville since 1837. The Carsons are both graduates from Mississi…

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The surplus of growth at international technology company Babel Street has resulted in the opening of its new innovation center located on the top two floors of 301 East Main St. in Starkville on Thursday.

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The Starkville Central Neighborhood Foundation, a group of citizens dedicated to celebrating and preserving Starkville’s historic districts, is painting neighborhood crests on street intersections to enhance community identity. 

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According to a release from Mississippi State University’s Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois, Toby Nelson Menotti, a junior business administration major from Starkville, died July 16, 2019, in a car accident.

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Last Saturday night, Starkville was under a tornado warning, sustaining flooding and damage from the high winds and heavy rain. During the inclement weather, controversy arose from the actions taken by local bar and restaurant Bin 612, for their treatment of patrons during the tornado warning. 

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Around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night, a tornado was confirmed, causing damage and moving into Oktibbeha County. It was reported to be only 10 miles from Mississippi State University's campus. A tornado warning was issued and students were told to seek shelter on the first floor of their residenc…

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District Attorney Scott Colom announced Wednesday in a press conference that the suspect apprehended for the 2016 Cotton District murder of a Mississippi State University student pled guilty to the lesser charge of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

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Starkville PD reports the bomb threat at Walmart is cleared. According to reports at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday, police were notified of a potential bomb threat at the Starkville Walmart Supercenter. An employee called in the threat after a customer turned in a note found in a bathroom. Starkville PD…

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A local startup company, GLO, recently completed a new, innovative project—a motion-activated light strip on a downtown Starkville bridge, to benefit both Mississippi State University students and Starkville residents alike.

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The newly-formed Mississippi State University Art Outreach Team blends creativity and service to provide artistic enrichment and socialization for various groups in the community. 

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Main Street was flooded with rainbows and flags Saturday during the second annual Pride Parade, organized by Starkville Pride.

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Strange Brew Coffeehouse is one of the 10 finalists in the MWG Employer Services Business Game Changer Contest put on by Mississippi State University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder Bulldog Sports Properties.

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Mississippi State University communication lecturer and Starkville Daily News Editor Ryan Phillips tweeted about a conservative student organization being set up on the Drill Field last week comparing the group to the KKK. Since the tweet, university officials have released statements in res…

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The Mississippi State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is hosting a book drive in support of third- and fourth-grade students at Henderson-Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville.

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The second annual Mississippi State New Narrative Festival and Conference will take place at The Mill on March 22 and 23. Students, faculty and members of the community alike will have the opportunity to hear from and build connections with business professionals, artists, poets, musicians a…

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Rick’s Cafe made the change to sustainable resources from plastic materials over the last couple of months. Plastic is convenient and inexpensive, but it ends up harming a significant portion of our wildlife, and Rick’s Cafe is leading its business toward a more eco-friendly operation.

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What college town could not use another coffee shop? The brand-new People’s Cup MicroRoastery in the Cotton District, however, is not just another coffee shop. Its outdoor location, distinct blends and pick-up-window setup make it unique from other local coffee spots.

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At the beginning of this year, Lime, a transportation company known in the community, introduced a new service: the Lime-S electric scooters are now available for use to the citizens of Starkville.

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Police have charged two suspects who may be responsible for the Sept. 8 vandalization of Mississippi State University’s Bully statue in the Junction.

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After receiving thousands of federal transportation dollars, the city of Starkville has the go-ahead to begin a sidewalk project that will link Highway 12 to the Mississippi State University Amphitheater, giving walkers and cyclists more opportunities for getting to their destinations.

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In celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Mississippi State University will host the 25th Annual Unity Breakfast and Day of Service at The Mill Conference Center.

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The Mississippi Arts Commission held an informational meeting on grant opportunities for Mississippi artists and performers Friday evening at the Starkville Community Theatre. Following the meeting, a panel of people discussed the importance of art as a community affair.

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Just in time for the holidays, Lou’Quan Lucious, a local mother of three children, became the new homeowner of the 10th Maroon Edition home.

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Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, local fire and police departments responded to a structure fire off of East Lee Boulevard behind the Wesley Foundation building and Campus Book Mart. The house belongs to College of Engineering IT Manager Michael Lane. An official with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s …

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The sharp smell of hardwood fills the space of Starkville’s Idea Shop. In the back, power tools fill the workshop. In the storefront, products of new companies like coffee, magnetic longboards and pottery decorate the shelves.

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Federal agents have been investigating a Starkville priest after he fraudulently collected donations from the community by falsely claiming he had cancer. A Department of Homeland Security special agent wrote an affidavit which requested warrants toward the Catholic Diocese of Jackson.

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Alex Daly, a junior software engineering major at Mississippi State University, was born with a congenital absence of his left arm below his elbow. However, Daly has not let this affect the things he does in his life.