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Archive - Jul 2012

July 20th

Showcasing talent: Seven of MSU's 11 commits perform at Big Dawg Camp

July 21, 2012

Mississippi State hosted over 100 of the top athletes across the Southeast on Friday night for the annual Big Dawg Camp. 

Seven of MSU’s 11 commitments were on hand to showcase their talents and while most performed at a high level, B.J. Hammond definitely stood out. The 6-4 receiver from Gadsden, Ala., ran solid routes and seemed to get to find the football with ease. 

Rice scientist looks back at noted career

July 20, 2012


Of the six varieties of rice Dwight Kanter developed and named, three are named after small Mississippi Delta towns: Litton, Pace and Priscilla.

Funding sought for courthouse cameras

July 20, 2012

County officials say funding from a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant could help fund the installation of extra surveillance cameras at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex.

Children’s radio-writing camp develops creativity

July 20, 2012


When children engaged in the “Magic Sentence” activity at Mississippi State University’s Writing for Radio Camp, it was actually the children themselves that the teachers saw as magical.

July 19th

Musical comedy brings apocalypse to the stage

July 19, 2012


After 30 years, the Summer Scholars on Stage program will once again raise the curtain for its newest original musical comedy.

“Don’t Panic! (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse)” premieres tonight at 7 p.m. in the McComas Hall theater at Mississippi State University.

Sheriff: Lock car doors at all times

July 19, 2012


Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Thursday-morning string of car burglaries in the area of Cardinal Lane, a residential road in western Oktibbeha County.

Peters named interim parks administrator

July 19, 2012


The Starkville Parks and Recreation Board named Herman Peters interim director at its meeting Thursday.

Peters will fill the position left vacant after former Director Matthew Rye officially stepped down from his duties during the meeting.

Banks not losing focus: The MSU senior is not worried about the hype

July 19, 2012

The fact that Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks received additional All-Southeastern Conference recognition on Thursday at SEC Media Days was nothing new.

Banks had already been selected All-SEC by the league's coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon, Blue Ribbon College Football, Football Yearbook, Birmingham News, Lindys and USA Today.

July 18th

SED starts fiber optic infrastructure upgrade

July 18, 2012


Starkville Electric Department officials unveiled and began work on a long-term infrastructure upgrade Wednesday which will use fiber optic cables to eventually implement public Wi-Fi access and automatic utility metering.

Miller: Possible repairs lack funding source

July 18, 2012


Mississippi Horse Park Director Bricklee Miller says a local engineer is currently developing plans to repair the facility’s damaged harness racing track, but funding is needed to go forward on the project.
Once repair plans and cost estimates are finalized, Miller said she will approach the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors about funding options.

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