Archive - Dec 2012
This is going to be a razzle-dazzle, bustling, glamorous and exciting year ahead beginning Tuesday. Let's dance in the year with a little razzmatazz, an early style of jazz music. I invite each of you to climb up in the old brown wooden swing dangling in our front yard and swing along with me as we together make our New Year's Resolutions.
My chore this week was to tame the convivial chaos of what was left over from Christmas 2012. As I attempted to shove some decorations under my bed, I found a book I bought nearly 12 years ago after Sept. 11, 2001. It was a delightful little volume which discussed a phenomenon called âGod winks.â
By CARL SMITH
Reported West Nile Virus cases in Mississippi broke record numbers in 2012.
As of Dec. 11, 249 human cases of the mosquito-borne illness were reported in the state, compared to 52 instances in 2011. Deaths due to the illness, however, remained equal to the previous yearâs total of five.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Maben saw economic growth and the completion of a new city hall in 2012, and city officials are looking to build on the foundation set in 2012 to pursue more opportunities in 2013.
By DAVID ESPO
and JIM KUHNHENN
WASHINGTON â The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect at the turn of the new year.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer doesn't like to lose.
With that to consider, Schaefer wasn't a very happy man during the first half of Friday's game against Northwestern State.
The Bulldogs saw themselves down by 10 points at 24-14 with 7:23 remaining in the opening 20 minutes and the Lady Demons were having an easy time on the court.
There were some lessons learned by the Starkville Yellowjackets in the three days of action at the Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Basketball Tournament.
The Columbus Falcons could have thrown in the towel when they lost the lead to the Midfield, Ala. Patriots Friday afternoon.
That didn't happen.
After holding the advantage for most of the game at the Humphrey Coliseum on the Mississippi State campus, Columbus trailed 32-30 with 4 minutes left in the game.
DEKALB â Starkville Highâs Lady Yellowjackets spent part of their holiday break competing in the Kemper County Christmas Tournament Friday night.
In their only game of the event, the Lady Jackets fell to the Jaguars of Sumter Central in Ala., 55-48.
âThey were a scrappy team that played hard and battled us the whole game,â Starkville girls coach Kristie Williams said.
SENATOBIA â While participating in the Magnolia Heights Tournament, the Starkville Academy Volunteers knocked off Class 5A public school Hernando 44-42.
â(It was a) big win for us and for our confidence,â Starkville Academy boys coach Mark Alexander said. âWe had a slow start, but picked it up during the second half.â