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October 22nd

Butch Withers

October 22, 2012

CLINTON — Mr. Butch Withers, 68, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Providence Presbyterian Church in Clinton with Rev. John Reeves and Rev. Jason Sebron officiating. The family available one hour before the service.
Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Shelton Cemetery in Pattison.

Myrtle Sides

October 22, 2012

Myrtle Avis Files Sides, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Starkville Manor.  

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 in the Welch Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Yeatman officiating.
Burial will follow in the McClelland Cemetery.
Visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.

SemiSouth closure to cost Calif. firm $60 million

October 22, 2012

The closure of a Mississippi semiconductor firm will cost a California company $60 million.

Power Integrations of San Jose, Calif., says it will write off its 2010 investment in SemiSouth, a Starkville firm that's closing. SemiSouth's 90 employees will be laid off.

October 21st

MDAH board lauds local efforts to preserve history

October 21, 2012

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s board of trustees honored multiple city, county and campus organizations for their efforts to preserve local historic landmarks during the board’s visit to Mississippi State University last week for its quarterly meeting.

Special election to replace Sturgis alderman coming

October 21, 2012

The city of Sturgis will hold a special election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department to select a new alderman to finish the unexpired term of Quinnia Yates.

Desired success: Being undefeated something Bulldogs expected

October 21, 2012


That’s exactly how football coach Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs saw themselves entering the season after seven weeks of football.

“I can’t speak for the Alabama side of things,” Mullen said during his Sunday teleconference. “Our guys wanted to be in this position to play in this game and they expected coming into this season that this is where we would be.”

1st phase of fiber optic work nears completion

October 21, 2012

Starkville Electric Department General Manager Terry Kemp said the first phase of the city’s long-term infrastructure upgrade is nearing completion and the department should be able to begin implementing automatic utility metering by Thanksgiving.

Playing catch causes MSU's Russell, Smith to reflect on old times

October 21, 2012

Tyler Russell and Chris Smith were a part of a Meridian High School football team that achieved a 14-1 record and a Class 5A State championship.

Now the pair is enjoying another successful run as members of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

October 20th

MSU pulls away; Bulldogs overcome sluggish start for win

October 21, 2012

The 15th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start and put away from the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on homecoming night at Davis Wade Stadium.

The 45-3 victory enabled the Bulldogs to remain perfect at 7-0 for the season.  

SMITH COLUMN: Second half much better for Bulldogs

October 21, 2012

It took the Mississippi State Bulldogs a little while to get going on offense Saturday night.
Once MSU starting clicking, it looked more like the 15th-ranked team (Associated Press poll) in the country and poured it on the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

There were a few bumps along the way before the Bulldogs came away with a 45-3 homecoming victory at Davis Wade Stadium.

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