Archive - Nov 2012
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkville recorded its highest September sales tax return on record, an accomplishment city leaders say shows positive signs for the cityâ€™s economy future.
Tax figures released by the city show a collection of $498,516.66, a 6.74 percent increase from last yearâ€™s September total of $467,034.81.
By STEVEN NALLEY
The Mississippi Board of Trustees of Mississippi Public Universities has cleared Mississippi State University to sell land near its E.E. Cooley Building to developer Mark Castleberry as part of a commercial development.
The Starkville High School football team is once again one step closer to Jackson.
It is a familiar place for the Yellowjackets after they beat the Oxford Chargers 28-7 Friday night in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs at Yellowjacket Stadium.
CALHOUN CITY â€“ The end is almost in sight for the Eupora Eagles.
After knocking off the Calhoun City Wildcats 35-13, only a game with Bruce stands in the way of the Eagles and a visit to the state championship game.
Mississippi State's Kendra Grant had a shot attempt that rolled all of the way across the back of the rim and off to open the second half of Friday night's women's basketball game.
She refused to let that define her night.
Grant rebounded from a six-point first half to lead the Lady Bulldogs with 20 points and helped rally her team to a 57-55 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.
COLUMBUS â€“ Kiki Patterson believes she is making a statement by staying in state and playing for Mississippi State.
The Columbus High School guard would like to think she has begun a trend that other girls basketball players in Mississippi will follow.
Patterson signed a scholarship to play with coach Vic Schaefer and the Lady Bulldogs on Friday morning in the school gymnasium.
The Battle for the Golden Egg between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels doesn't happen for another week.
Prior to the renewal of that college series on the gridiron, the two towns that those institutions call home have high schools teams that play in the postseason tonight.
Quite a bit has changed in French Camp Academy coach Nathan Wrightâ€™s nine years at the helm, but one thing sticks out for him.
In a repeat of an earlier regular season game, the Eupora Eagles and the Calhoun City Wildcats are set to square off tonight in third round Class 2A gridiron action.
In what is certain to be an electric matchup, the Eagles and Wildcats are set to kickoff at 7 p.m. in Calhoun City.
Bulldog Lanes in Starkville was the site of the season home opener for the Starkville High bowling teams, as the Yellowjackets split 6-6 with opponent Neshoba Central.
â€śI thought our team did good,â€ť SHS bowling coach Jim Philamlee said. â€śI was especially impressed with their attitude about competition.â€ť
The Jackets split their day with the Rockets as each team won three of the six frames.