Parade honors Starkville anniversary

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — The year-long celebration of Starkville’s 175th birthday peaked Saturday with a parade down Main Street Saturday morning.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the parade was followed by a party hosted by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

In keeping with the parade’s historic context, the last milking dairy farmer in Oktibbeha County, John T. McReynolds, and his cow, Jasmine, were on hand.