Archive - Dec 2012
By CARL SMITH
2012 marked a year of transition for business endeavors as Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties banded together to pursue future economic development.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Several new leaders joined the Starkville School District in 2012, bringing with them multiple strategic changes aimed at improving the SSDâ€™s academic performance.
By HOLBROOK MOHR
JACKSON â€” 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.
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.Â
OCH Wellness Connection Director Eddie Myles said he called this time of year the â€śhibernation monthsâ€ť when the weather is much cooler and people are less inclined to get out and exercise.Â
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.
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.
The stateâ€™s takeover of the Oktibbeha County School District took Gale Shumaker by surprise.
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 â€śTravis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Humpâ€ť boys basketball tournament.
By BRYAN DAVIS
â€śMission first, people always.â€ť
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.
By MATT CRANE
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.Â