Archive - Aug 16, 2012
By MATT CRANE
Area writers looking to test out new works should look no further than Starkvilleâ€™s own community theatre.
Approaching the beginning of its seventh season, Fourth Fridays at Starkville Community Theater provides local authors the chance to get quality feedback and creative inspiration.
By CARL SMITH
As Mississippi State University students move into their respective residence halls for the start of another academic year, school officials say on-campus safety remains a top priority.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkvilleâ€™s May 2012 sales tax revenue fell $25,480.43 from May 2011â€™s but rebounded in June, eclipsing June 2011â€™s total by $25,244.44.
Figures for May 2012 were $442,991.06, a 5.44 percent dip from May 2011, while June 2012â€™s total reached $444,896.78, a 6.02 percent increase from June 2011.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell has been in search of a center and long snapper during the preseason.
Going into tonight's game, Mitchell believes he has found two players in Jalen Henderson and Chris Rogers who can handle the task.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers look to build on the momentum of a successful 2011 football season.
The Volunteers made an appearance in the Class AAA, Division II State championship game, but lost to Washington School.
SA opens the season on the road at St. Andrew's tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The East Webster Wolverines may be playing a Class A squad, but it will be no pushover.
The Wolverines open the season on the road at Vardaman tonight at 7:30 p.m.
"We know we have a very tough opponent," East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. "Vardaman is one of the No. 1 teams in 1A. They have a great coaching staff, a good team and going to be a very tough game for us."
The Starkville High School girls' volleyball team learned early in the year what it took to be a successful team.
That was witnessed by those who attended Thursday night's match in the Beehive when the Lady Yellowjackets beat division foe Ridgeland 3-0.
"It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."
That old saying is more true at certain times than others.
When it comes to the 10th annual College Exposure Softball Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex Saturday, it's important for the players to put on a good show.
It was a good start of the second half for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Volunteers got what they wanted with a goal to break a 0-0 deadlock at halftime and things appears to be moving in a positive direction.
However, Starkville Academy allowed three unanswered goals and lost a 3-1 decision to Pillow Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.