Archive - Jul 21, 2012
By STEVEN NALLEY
This week, Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman became a proud father.
Born July 18, Amelia Nell Wiseman will eventually grow into a student with homework to study, careers to consider and problems to solve, and when she does, Parker Wiseman will be ready. She is the Wisemansâ€™ first-born, but the mayor already has experience mentoring a child.
By CARL SMITH
As discussions continue on the future of OCH Regional Medical Center, hospital employees say they continue their day-to-day jobs while thoughts on the uncertain future are always at the back of their minds.
By MATT CRANE
Holly Travis, Starkvilleâ€™s representative at the Mississippi Distinguished Young Woman scholarship program, placed in the eventâ€™s top 10 Saturday.
Travis received a self-expression preliminary award Friday based on interviewing skills.
Lauderdale Countyâ€™s Mackenzie Ross was named the overall winner.
By MATT CRANE
A night of wine and shopping is on the horizon for the women of the Starkville community as the third unWINE Downtown event begins 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
Jennifer Gregory, GSDP Vice President for Tourism, said interest for the event has gained momentum since its initial launch.
It is 39 days from today when the Mississippi State Bulldogs don the pads to open the college football season against Jackson State.
There's excitement among MSU fans and coach Dan Mullen knows his team is close to taking the next step toward winning a championship.
The main message Mississippi State's football contingent gave reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days this week was it was disappointed with the way last season went and want to do something about it.
It wasn't bad for the Bulldogs last year. They finished with seven wins, including a victory over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.
Mississippi State picked up its 12th football commitment to the class of 2013 Saturday when McAdory, Ala. athlete Dezmond Harris committed to coach Dan Mullen.
â€śI am just relieved to be a Bulldog,â€ť said Harris. Â â€śI am very happy and so was my family. The coaches welcomed me to the family and were very happy. I wanted to be a Bulldog.â€ť
By Don Vaughan
By Matt Crane
On opening night, I don't expect gifts from people for my impending performance. The thrill of hearing the audience applaud and seeing the range of emotions on their faces has always sufficed.
That's not to say gifts are unwelcome.
By Emily Jones
While driving across the state a few days ago, I had a light bulb moment that would have knocked my socks off if Iâ€™d been wearing any.Â