Archive - Dec 2012
By BEN WAIT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Northwestern Wildcats are taking the same approach, but in totally different ways.
The Bulldogs (8-4) face off against the No. 21 (Associated Press) Wildcats today in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
By NATHAN GREGORY
After two failed city facility bond referendums â€” the most recent one in 2011 â€” 2012 will be remembered as the year when city officials found a way to fund construction of a new city hall and renovations to turn the current facility into a revamped police station without the use of taxpayer dollars.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ Mississippi State is looking to find some success on the offensive side of the ball.
To do that, the Bulldogs have to start with the offensive line.
What a year!
For Mississippi State senior Johnthan Banks, 2012 was one of the best years to date, but it was a season that almost did not happen.
As last year wound down, the defensive back weighed his options and at the last moment decided to return for his senior season.
It is a choice the senior does not regret.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â€“ There was some uncertainty about coach Tim Brewster when he arrived on the Mississippi State University campus.
As the Bulldogs come to the end of the 2012-13 football season, Brewster's name sticks out.
Being a college punter is something Baker Swedenburg has been working toward since he was a lowly freshman at Heritage Academy.
The Mississippi State junior got some help from one of the all times great in high school. Swedenburg attended Ray Guy camps when he was younger.
The return to the basketball floor for Mississippi State's Jalen Steele was spoiled by another bunch of Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
After holding as much as a 15-point lead in the first half, MSU lost a 59-57 decision to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference at Humphrey Coliseum.
By MATT CRANE
While the colorful glows and whirring sounds of bottle rockets and aerial shells have always accompanied the beginnings of a new year, Starkville and Oktibbeha County fire officials said residents should exercise caution and common sense when celebrating with fireworks this New Yearâ€™s Eve.
By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
JACKSON â€” The new year marks the beginning of four yearsâ€™ of incremental salary increases for Mississippi judges â€” thanks to Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. for a novel funding method that didnâ€™t raid the treasury.