Archive - Aug 2012
President Barack Obama may have signed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act into law in 2010, but the act is not yet in full effect.
Beverly Lowry, director of child nutrition for the Starkville School District, said the legislation only entered its implementation phase this year. Training on the new regulations was not available until July, she said.
Right now Starkville resident and Mississippi State University student Jake Read is just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa providing care to tiger and lion cubs.
His unique opportunity to take a two-week trip to the country was provided through GoEco, a volunteer organization established in 2005.
The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will hold a specially called meeting Aug. 13 to complete the historic preservation guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelinesâ€™ creation expires.
COLUMBUS â€“ It was unclear how much Gabe Myles was going to play Saturday night.
When it was all said he done, he had taken every offensive snap for Starkville High School in its 14-0 victory over the New Hope Trojans in the New Hope Jamboree Saturday night.
"I feel more comfortable because I know the offense," Myles said. "It's my offense. I feel like I'm at home."
By STEVEN NALLEY
When a new bank comes to town, Rob Winklepleck says the bank typically brings its own construction contractor with it.
â€śWherever home is for them is where they usually bring their contractors from,â€ť Winklepleck, a project manager with West Brothers Construction, said.
Mississippi State fans often talk of the days of dominate defense.
The Bulldogs have been pretty salty on that side of the ball throughout the schoolâ€™s history.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Mississippi University For Women president Jim Borsig will discuss MUWâ€™s economic impact on the local community at a meeting of the Town and Tower Club at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Mary Ellen Pope Banquet Hall in MUWâ€™s Hogarth Dining Center.
By MATT CRANE
Community members hoping to get a seat at the Okitbbeha County Heritage Museumâ€™s fundraiser, â€śDenim and Diamonds,â€ť have until Monday to claim their ticket for the western-themed affair.
The Honey Badger took a hit last week.
As good as Tyrann Mathieu was on the football field, he could not avoid the off-the-field downfall that led to him being dismissed by the LSU Tigers on Friday.
LSU officials said that Mathieu was no longer a part of the team for breaking an athletic department rule.
EUPORA â€“ It has been quite a busy month for Kaley Harris, the new softball coach at Eupora High School.
That's how long Harris has been on the job at the Webster County school, taking over for Trae Embry, and one of her first tasks was managing the preseason Eupora Classic on Saturday.
Harris was running from field to field and making sure the tournament was on schedule.