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Mississippi nonprofit aims to give girls fairytale moments

Sep. 18, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Before women pick out their wedding dresses, they first pick out their prom dresses. While prom season is an exciting time for many young ladies, Starkville resident Amy Weaver Ragon knows that the financial stress of purchasing a dress can be...

Griffin’s kick return leads Mississippi St. over NC St.

Sep. 12, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Last week, Lideatrick Griffin’s 70-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter sparked a 20-point comeback for Mississippi State in an eventual win over Louisiana Tech. On Saturday against North Carolina State, Griffin made his presence felt a...

After abrupt eviction notice, tenants get more time to move

Sep. 11, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Residents in an apartment complex in north Mississippi who said they were abruptly given hours to evict their homes last month now have a little bit more time to find a new place to live. Ferretti Property Services has reached an out-of-court...

Mississippi State seeks consistency against NC State

Sep. 09, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

Mike Leach knows Mississippi State can play a complete game. He hopes that facing North Carolina State spurs his team to put it all together for 60 minutes. The Bulldogs built a 14-0 lead against Louisiana Tech, then yielded 34 unanswered points...

Starkville: Higher insurance for unvaccinated city workers

Sep. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city says its employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will pay higher health insurance rates, will be required to wear masks in many places on the job and will have to use sick leave days if they contract the virus. ...

Mississippi St. avoids La. Tech upset bid with 35-34 win

Sep. 04, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Early in the fourth quarter, with his team down 20 points at home to a non-Power 5 opponent, Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach may have heard the lyrics to an old Talking Heads song sponging around in his brain, wondering, how did we get here? ...

Professor helps coach cross-country team after health scare

Aug. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Almost every day after school, members of the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District middle and high school cross-country teams spend the fall honing their sport. For the past decade, student-athletes have run along Starkville’s streets under...

Mississippi teen builds business by breeding, selling birds

Aug. 21, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Less than two miles outside of Starkville city limits, a young entrepreneur with a passion for farm animals is building a business for the birds. While many teenagers are home playing video games or watching the latest TikTok, BB Ingram, 13,...

30 students displaced from dorm by smoking air conditioner

Aug. 16, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A burning air conditioner has temporarily displaced about 30 students from a Mississippi State University dormitory. The Commercial Dispatch reports the air conditioner malfunctioned Sunday on the fifth floor of Cresswell Hall. ...

Community college takes over high school program after split

Aug. 16, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

MAYHEW, Miss. (AP) — East Mississippi Community College has taken control of an early college high school after three school districts withdrew from the partnership, citing concerns over fees and whether the school was accepting too many children who had been attending private schools. ...