Archive - Dec 2012
It's never easy to win a State championship in any sport on the high school level.
When a team was hit with as much adversity as Starkville Yellowjackets were this year, then it's even more amazing to consider what they accomplished in claiming the Class 5A title last Saturday night.
The Starkville High Lady Yellowjackets showed Neshoba Central the sting of defeat Tuesday night.
The Lady Rockets fell 69-48 to give the Lady Jackets a win in their first division game.
PELAHATCHIE â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have reached the 10-win mark already this season after defeating East Rankin Academy on the road 59-37 on Tuesday night.
Starkville Academy jumped out to an 18-7 lead after the first quarter and kept that 11-point lead at halftime 29-18.
The Grace Christian School Eagles had a difficult time trying to figure out Starkville Christian's 'Riddle' Tuesday night.
Chris Riddle scored a game-high 19 points as the homestanding Cougars defeated the Eagles 66-25.
After getting 12 points by halftime, Riddle added seven more in the second half, including a successful 3-pointer to end the third quarter that put SCS up 54-20.
By STEVEN NALLEY
The Starkville School District Board of Directors denied one parentâ€™s request for her children to transfer from the Oktibbeha County School District to the SSD, but it accepted the same request from Orlando Trainer, because he has become an SSD employee.
By NATHAN GREGORY
After robust debate on approving using $20,000 from the cityâ€™s storm drainage budget for a capital improvement project on a portion of Miss. Highway 182, the Starkville Board of Aldermen chose to do so in a 5-1 vote with one abstention at its meeting Tuesday.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Sitel Corp. announced plans Tuesday to hire 3,000 more workers in the U.S. and Canada, and a Sitel representative has confirmed 100-150 of those jobs will be coming to Sitelâ€™s Starkville offices.
By MATT CRANE
At a luncheon hosted by Mississippi State University at Fire Station No. 1 in Starkville Monday, MSU President Mark Keenum and Mayor Parker Wiseman personally served holiday meals to local first responders in honor of their commitment to both campus and city.
By JAY REED
â€˜Tis the season.Â
It is the first column of December and the feeding frenzy has begun. The fantasy was to already be at a weight lower than the actuarial charts suggest, eat my way through the holidays and come out after bowl season at my ideal poundage. Fail.