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Oxford maintains high ranking on economic strength poll

  By JACK WEATHERLY Oxford maintained its high standing in economic strength among “micropolitan” economic areas, edging up to No. 8 this year from ninth place among 542 such areas in the United States, according to the Policom Corp. Policom defines economic strength as “rapid, consistent growth in both size and quality for an extended period. The lowest ranked areas ...

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Plane runs out of fuel, crashes in Mississippi; pilot hurt

The pilot of a single-engine plane was injured when the aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed Wednesday night in Mississippi. The pilot suffered a minor head injury and was airlifted to a Tupelo hospital for treatment, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Kelly Campanella told news outlets. It appears he was the only person on board, investigators said. First responders ...

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Proposed short-term rental limits draw debate in Starkville

Supporters and opponents are clashing over proposals to restrict short-term home rentals in a north Mississippi college town. The city of Starkville held its second public input session Tuesday for proposed changes that would affect rentals in single-family residential neighborhoods. About 50 people attended the forum where supporters said that short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb, threaten the integrity and ...

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MSU research & technology non-profit out to elevate innovation in Starkville’s downtown

By TED CARTER The move of tech data company Babel Street Inc. onto the third floor of Starkville’s Cadence Bank building marks the official start of a Mississippi State University non-profit corporation’s efforts to energize downtown technological innovation. Cadence, a regional bank formerly headquartered in Starkville, will remain in the first two floors of the 33,000 square-foot downtown landmark at ...

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Babel Street doubles size as it tags Starkville its ‘ideas’

By TED CARTER Nearly 50 years after Coca-Cola sought to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, Starkville data tech company Babel Street Inc. is out to fulfill an equally ambitious goal. Babel Street wants to help the world make sense of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data it produces each day and will employ all of the world’s ...

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The 2020 Destination Downtown Conference will be held in Starkville

The 2020 Destination Downtown conference will be held in Starkville, Miss. on Sept. 9-11. The Main Street state coordinating programs from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are sponsoring the annual Destination Downtown conference, where over 200 Main Street directors, board members, architects, economic developers, planners, and public officials will meet to discuss the revitalization of the states’ downtown areas. “We are ...

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Starkville narrows annexation plan after residents say no

A proposal for annexation is being revised after some county residents in northern Mississippi said they don’t want to become part of a city. Starkville aldermen on Tuesday dropped the city’s plan to take in part of the University Estates neighborhood, which is east of the Mississippi State University campus. The neighborhood’s residents turned out in large numbers at a ...

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Paving coming to dirt road connecting 2 Mississippi highways

Residents near a college town in northern Mississippi have complained for years about a dirt road connecting two state highways. Now, improvements are scheduled to happen. The Starkville Daily News reports that Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday approved a $2.2 million bid for work on Longview Road, with $1 million coming from the county and the rest from the state. ...

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Mississippi State promotes research chief Shaw to provost

Mississippi State University is promoting its head of research and economic development to provost. David Shaw will become the university’s chief academic officer on July 1, pending approval by College Board trustees. President Mark Keenum announced Shaw’s appointment last week, saying Shaw was chosen after a national search that produced three finalists. As provost, Shaw will oversee academic operations and ...

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