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Bryant discusses merit-based pay, economic development

August 2, 2012

From staff and wire reports

PHILADELPHIA — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant took center stage under the old oaks of surrounding the Founder’s Square Pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair and repeated his call for merit pay for teachers, opposition to expansion of the Medicaid program under the Obama health care reforms, and the need for continued caution in state budgeting and spending.

Bulldogs begin preseason football practice

August 2, 2012

Football is officially here.

Coach Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs opened fall camp on Thursday afternoon and it didn’t come a moment too soon.

SSD teachers, leaders hold annual event

August 2, 2012


Early in his address at the Starkville School District’s teacher convocation, Lewis Holloway quoted a newspaper advertisement he said Irish adventurer Ernest Shackleton placed in London papers for an expedition across the Antarctic continent on foot:

Flood insurance rates to decrease

August 2, 2012


Starkville residents who live in floodplains will soon have some help with their insurance rates as a result of the city being accepted into the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.

SA loses softball outing to Central Academy

August 2, 2012

Starkville Academy entered Thursday afternoon with a lot of confidence and a chance to grab the first win of the season.

The Lady Volunteers came unraveled in the latter innings and fell to Central Academy 12-1 in five innings at Lady Volunteer Field.

The Lady Vikings scored two in the top of the first aided by Sadie Lindsey's infield RBI single.

Love sends Lady Jackets to volleyball event with confidence

August 2, 2012

The Starkville High School volleyball team opens the season at the Set It Off Challenge Friday and Saturday in Jackson.

However, head coach Lauren Love will not be making the trip.

After having a baby last Friday, Love has to stay behind as the Lady Yellowjackets begin competition.

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