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Archive - Oct 2012

October 28th

MSU fruit crops expert receives national award

October 29, 2012

Mississippi State University fruit crops expert Eric Stafne has received the national 2012 eXtension Community of Practice Individual Achievement Award for his work as project director for the National Grape Community of Practice.

SHS band wins statewide competition, sets record

October 28, 2012

Second place is not enough for Shawn Sullivan or the Starkville High School band he directs.

Sullivan said the SHS band placed second in both 2011 and 2010 at the Chunky River Marching Classic at East Central Community College. He said the SHS band has never won the contest outright until this month.

2nd week of fall circuit court term ends, 3rd begins

October 28, 2012

The Oktibbeha County Circuit Court finished its second week of the fall term Friday and begins the third and final week today.

The following cases were resolved last week:
April Bumgardner’s post-release supervision was revoked on a count of possession of methamphetamine precursors. Bumgardner was sentenced to five years in prison.

Officials revise interim economic contract

October 28, 2012

Members of the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Agency and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Executive Council are expected to execute a recently amended interim agreement for regional economic development at a 5:30 p.m. meeting today at the GSDP building.

MSU must handle adversity of failure

October 28, 2012

Mississippi State has not had to respond to failure all year long.

This coming week the No. 17 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1) have to overcome their first loss of the season.

MSU fell 38-7 to No. 1 Alabama Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. This week things don't get much easier with No. 16 (Associated Press) Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2) heading to Starkville for an 11 a.m. kickoff.

MSU's women's shooters give coach, fans preview

October 28, 2012

Jessy Ward believes she can provide a nice shooting touch for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

Coach Vic Schaefer believes she can also.

Ward made four out of six shots from 3-point range and had 20 points for both teams combined during Saturday's Maroon-White Scrimmage at Humphrey Coliseum. She was one of the encouraging signs for Schaefer.

October 27th

SSD begins strategic planning discussions

October 28, 2012


Starkville School District officials began preliminary discussions Tuesday on future building needs and where the district now stands following completion of its last bond issue.

Hamilton: Be aware of polling locations for Nov. 6 election

October 28, 2012


Only nine days remain until the Nov. 6 General Election, and Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton says voters should be aware of their precincts and corresponding polling locations.

Voting precincts and their respective polling locations are as follows:

Starkville locations:

WOCES named to Exceed Schools list

October 28, 2012


The Mississippi Center for Public Policy named West Oktibbeha County Elementary School as an Exceed School on Oct. 18 for its strong academic performance amid a high poverty rate.

How can you not love Little Miss Abigail?

October 28, 2012


May I have the pleasure of introducing each of you to Little Miss Abigail. She is a cute, precious, adorable girl who will never grow up! She is very cute, clever, keen-witted, shrewd and ingenious. She is very attractive, pretty, quaint and just darling. Abigail is very worthy of anyone's passionate attachment, and I love Little Miss Abigail very much!

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