Archive - Nov 2012
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers saw a tremendous rally come up short in the fourth quarter and couldn't hold off the Magnolia Heights Chiefs in a 40-28 loss on Friday night.
With the loss, Starkville Academy's season came to an end with a final record of 5-7.
ACKERMAN â€“ The Ackerman Indians took the lead in their playoff game against Broad Street Friday night and never looked back.
When action ceased, it was the Indians taking a 38-0 victory over Broad Street.
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha Titans played the Weir Lions in what is likely to be the last football game in Weir High School's history.
Weir is currently awaiting a decision from the U.S. Justice Department that could scatter current students at Weir throughout Choctaw County. Weir currently holds grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles started the first round of the Class 2A playoffs by beating Coahoma County 49-0 at home Friday.
Eupora's stingy defense had its third shutout of the year.
Quarterback Trey Pittman threw for two touchdowns for the Eagles, a 12-yard reception to Jamall Roby and a 6-yard catch to Juwan Roby.
By STEVEN NALLEY
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper emphasized the importance of building connections, understanding history and remaining positive in the face of gridlock during his speech for Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Morris W.H. Collins Speaker Series Thursday at Mitchell Memorial Libraryâ€™s John Grisham Room.
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON â€” Republican Roger Wicker of Tupelo says he has â€śa mainstream conservative recordâ€ť representing Mississippi in the U.S. Senate and deserves the opportunity to serve a full six-year term after replacing Trent Lott.
By CARL SMITH
The Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex will extend its hours this weekend to accommodate absentee voters.
Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton says his office will open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for last-minute absentee voting. Those who choose to mail in their votes must have them postmarked by the deadline.
By NATHAN GREGORY
After more than seven hours of testimony, a decision on whether the city of Starkvilleâ€™s approval of a 20-year lease-purchase plan to issue certificates of participation for funding of a new municipal complex now lies in the hands of 14th Chancery District Judge Jim Davidson Jr.
The senior football players at Starkville High School can get out the brooms with a victory over the Neshoba Central Rockets tonight.
If the Yellowjackets can take care of business at home, they will cap back-to-back 7-0 seasons in Class 5A, Region 2, District 6. The kickoff against the Rockets is set for 7 p.m.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers know they just have to get through one game in order to secure a trip to Clinton and the State championship, but that one task will not be an easy one.
Tonight in Senatobia at 7 p.m., the Vols line up against a tough Magnolia Heights team.