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Archive - Jan 13, 2012

Board updates strategic plan during retreat

January 13, 2012


Retirement party to honor jail cook

January 13, 2012


For the first time in 10 years, Minnie Fox won’t be cooking for her own birthday party.

East elementary school pressured to raise scores

January 13, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on two Oktibbeha County schools and their individual performance. Part Two will run in the Sunday edition of Starkville Daily News.


Several of the schools in the Oktibbeha County School District are facing serious pressure this school year to raise state standardized test scores.

Mississippi Department of Education representatives visited the Oktibbeha County School District Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on Monday and updated the board on the situation at East Oktibbeha County Elementary School and East Oktibbeha County High School. The department has spent the last few months working with the struggling schools to help improve not only test scores but student achievement.

Stevens celebrates 94 years full of wit, wisdom, walking

January 13, 2012


Doing my part to save the planet

January 13, 2012

All my friends think I’m crazy. No, wait. Let’s make that, they are pretty certain I’ve finally flown over the cuckoo’s nest. I prefer to think of myself as frugal — maybe even a tad cheap.

Celebrations of unity in our community

January 13, 2012

January 15 and 16 of 2012 shall be two beautiful days of our celebration of unity in our community because we have joined hands to form a cross to help make positive changes in our civil rights moveme

Larry Davis Jr.

January 13, 2012

Mr. Larry C. Davis Jr., 37, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence in Starkville.

Donna Weeks

January 13, 2012

Donna Lynn Retherford Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.

Polly Jolly

January 13, 2012

OKOLONA – Mrs. Pauline “Polly” Jolly, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

Steal seals deal: Bost's defensive play secures MSU victory

January 13, 2012

Dee Bost now has 167 steals in his Mississippi State career.

The 167th was a pretty important one on Thursday night.

Bost stole a pass with 6 seconds and converted a slam dunk on the other end to help the Bulldogs preserve a 62-58 win over the Tennessee Volunteers in the Southeastern Conference home opener.

Tennessee inbounded the basketball in the frontcourt with 11 seconds remaining down by two when Bost took the ball from Trea Golden, the hottest Vol on the floor, and capped the scoring with his dunk with 4 seconds remaining.

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