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Unemployment in the U.S. has been a growing concern since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Starkville is not immune to the issue. As a result of high unemployment rates, some fast-food restaurants, like Wendy's and Cookout, have upped their starting hourly rates to $13. Other local businesses,…

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COVID-19 cases are on a steady decline in the state of Mississippi. After peaking on Jan. 9, 2021, the number of new cases in the state dropped to a low of 238 on April 10. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health statistics on coronavirus cases, only two of those cases came f…

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Since the late 19th century, women have been fighting for equal treatment and equal rights. Many people still feel that a woman's place is to be quiet, but every day, women choose to stand up and change that narrative. 

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On March 23, hundreds of people from Starkville and Mississippi State University had the rare opportunity to see an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Main Street.  

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Approximately 40 students were in attendance at the Colvard Student Union for a Student Association panel dealing primarily with community law enforcement relations on Monday. The panel consisted of officers from the Starkville and Mississippi State University police departments and were rep…

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On Friday, Mississippi State University landscape architecture students enrolled in the Design II class unveiled their proposals for a park downtown at the corner of Jackson Street and East Lampkin Street. Students were given a number of weeks this semester to plan and design a proposal for …

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The City of Starkville has contracted with Waste Pro of Lowndes County to establish a new recycling drop-off location that began March 8. The goal of the new drop-off is to create a way for residents to recycle while having lower costs compared to pick-up services.

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Although prom is in the past for most college students, one student organization at Mississippi State University is dedicated to giving girls the perfect prom dress at no cost. Dresses of Hope (DOH) is a group that takes gently used prom dresses and redistributes them to local girls in need.

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The southern region of the U.S. was blanketed in a snow and ice storm during the week of Feb. 14-20, disrupting many facets of everyday life with some states still having issues related to the storm. Starkville was no exception, with the town and its citizens being affected in a variety of w…

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The Mississippi State University Climate Reality’s second annual climate march was held in Starkville on Friday with the stated goal of bringing recycling back to the Starkville city budget and demanding MSU rewrite their climate action plan, as well as make more recycling initiatives in dor…

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COVID-19 has brought many changes to the city of Starkville, including the way in which local small businesses operate. Some businesses have flourished during the onset of COVID-19, while others have seen a decline in their operations and are now functioning on a limited capacity.

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During the unprecedented time of COVID-19, bicycle shops, like Boardtown Bikes of Starkville, are facing many unforeseen challenges. The local business has dealt with a massive demand since schools and businesses shut down earlier this year and has been unable to keep a steady inventory of b…

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The City of Starkville has decided to eliminate the town's standard recycling process and has found another way to stay green. This new system ensures Starkville will remain an eco-friendly city while cutting recycling costs for the city and its residents.

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"Starkville wouldn't be Starkville without the kids. I love having them in town. This is just a time when we want you to be a little more cautious," Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill said of the return of Mississippi State University students to campus.   

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This year's Dawg Days have been different as Mississippi State University students and organizations continue to adapt to the university's Cowbell Well rules.

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At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the sound of gunshots rang through Aspen Heights. Emergency responders from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office as well as medical personnel were dispatched to the apartment complex on Blackjack Road and found a man who was shot at the scene.

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Citizens gathered for the Starkville Stand Up march at Unity Park in downtown Starkville on Saturday morning. Pastor Abdurdal Lee of Peter's Rock Church addressed the crowd, highlighting the vision and mission of the event before leading the crowd in an opening unity prayer.

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"What I can tell you with a great deal of confidence is that it might not have been the exact right thing to do, but it was not the wrong thing to do. So from my perspective, it was better to have aired on the side of greater caution," Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill said of the city's earlier…

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Earlier this month, State Urgent Care of Starkville announced they would begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing. Before the antibody testing was made available, State Urgent Care only tested using the nasal swab method to tell whether a symptomatic patient was positive or negative for COVI…

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After years of planning, the repair and renovation of Starkville's Blackjack Road is finally underway. This February, county supervisors selected the bid from Burns Dirt Construction, a Columbus-based, family-owned company with years of experience with both Oktibbeha County and Mississippi S…

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Since 2012, AmeriCorps VISTA, a national bipartisan program dedicated to fighting poverty in America, has had a program under the Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State University which works to impact local communities by recruiting and coordinating volunteers.

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Over the past few months, the outbreak of the Coronavirus has affected businesses and individuals across the world. As the virus reaches the United States, local officials have made it a priority to prepare for potential threats that could surface in the Starkville community. Mississippi Sta…

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Twelve years after the housing bubble burst in the U.S. which set off a chain reaction of financial failure, local real estate experts reported Starkville's housing market is stable, strong and likely to remain so. According to various experts in the area, Mississippi State University is one…

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During the rainy season, Mississippi State University students are not the only ones affected by the dreary weather. The Starkville dog park located behind Jackson Street becomes nearly unusable with constant rain; however, the Starkville Parks and Recreation team is currently working on mak…

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Mississippi State University’s Student Association traveled to Jackson, Mississippi  Feb. 4 to participate in Cowbells to the Capitol, an event held once a year for MSU’s SA and MSU students who are interested in government. 

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The Homestead Education Center, a non-profit company that supports creating healthy communities, will host a Natural Health Expo to offer education and resources to Starkville residents at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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In 1976, Starkville native Don O'Bannon opened Oby's, a New Orleans-style eatery. The 55-seat restaurant quickly became a local favorite and grew into the 175-seat restaurant customers frequent today. After 43 years in business, O'Bannon retired and sold his company to Ayer Spencer and David…

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A new Mississippi State University student organization, Linguae Connections, is in the process of recruiting tutors to teach Spanish and French to first graders at Sudduth Elementary. Kaleb Riley, a senior foreign languages major, began the club as his capstone project for MSU’s Montgomery …

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On May 1, 2018, the legend of Starkville’s downtown piano was born with the placement of a brightly painted wooden piano outside of the Starkville Community Theatre. Flash-forward two years later, the piano has completed its faithful service to the town and is ready to roll into retirement. 

 

 

 

 

 

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