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Archive - Dec 2012

December 26th

MEMA: More than 25 injured in storms

December 26, 2012

Associated Press

JACKSON — More than 25 people were injured and at least 70 homes were damaged in Mississippi by the severe storms that pushed across the South on Christmas Day, authorities said Wednesday.

December 24th

OCH officials offer simple solutions for holiday health

December 24, 2012

As the holiday season continues to roll along through the new year, Starkville residents may find themselves looking for tips to begin or maintain healthy eating and exercise habits. 

OCH Wellness Connection Director Eddie Myles said he called this time of year the “hibernation months” when the weather is much cooler and people are less inclined to get out and exercise. 

Starkville's Myles has the complete package

December 24, 2012

Football players like Gabe Myles don't come along very often.

Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell was able to put the talents that Myles possessed to good use the last two years.

Jackets progress with Mitchell as coach

December 24, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets have seen progress in the last three football seasons with Jamie Mitchell as coach.

After finishing with a 5-6 record and missing the playoffs in Mitchell's first season, the Jackets went 12-3 and lost to Picayune in the Class 5A State title game, then SHS completed the deal with a 28-11 victory over Pascagoula to bring the State title home.

OCSD plans to avert takeover came up short

December 24, 2012

The state’s takeover of the Oktibbeha County School District took Gale Shumaker by surprise.

Post-Christmas gift: SHS boys program hosts event at Hump

December 24, 2012

The Starkville High Yellowjackets have one last Christmas gift for their basketball fans this week.

Beginning Wednesday and running through Friday, the Jackets will host the “Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump” boys basketball tournament.

December 23rd

Dyess addresses MSU ROTC graduates

December 23, 2012


“Mission first, people always.”

Mississippi State University ROTC graduates repeated those words many times last week, as retired Col. Dwight Dyess stressed their importance to the cadets who received their first salutes as second lieutenants during the ceremony.

Community group offers firefighters Christmas meals

December 23, 2012


With Starkville service men and women on duty Christmas Day, one group of community residents is rallying together to provide Starkville Fire Department employees on the job a warm, home-cooked meal tomorrow. 

City natives return from England for Christmas

December 23, 2012


Lorenzo and Marianne Crowell live in Starkville, but their children are scattered across the country and the world. Anna Crowell lives in Washington, D.C.; Jimmy Crowell is moving to McLean, Va.; Larry Crowell lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ruth Crowell Wild lives in London, England.

Career criminals becoming an issue

December 23, 2012

Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has sent the Legislature a message: If you want burglary considered a violent crime to catch more career criminals, you’d better write it into the law.

A majority of the high court, in a Harrison County case, rejected home burglary as a crime of violence for the purpose of state sentence enhancement.

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