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August 3rd

MSU youth must emerge on front

August 3, 2012

The Mississippi State offensive line has been one group that continues to draw question marks as fall camp opens.

With returning starters Gabe Jackson and Dillon Day, the Bulldogs have a talented young group to serve as the strong point up front. With the return of Tobias Smith from injury, MSU has some experience to build around up front.

August 2nd

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.

August 1st

City surfacing 2 gravel roads from ’98 annex

August 1, 2012


Two gravel roads on property annexed by the city of Starkville in 1998 are receiving a much needed facelift.

The city has contracted Okalona-based Ausbern Construction Company to put a cement surface on the remaining unpaved portion of Greta Lane in its entirety as well as several sections of Collier Road.

Restaurant to host wine tasting event

August 1, 2012


Starkville residents interested in a different dining experience this weekend can look no further than its very own Veranda.

On Saturday, The Veranda will host a specialized five-course menu and wine tasting event beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available for $65 which includes tax and gratuity.

Reeves promises education reforms, bond bill review

August 1, 2012

From staff and wire reports

PHILADELPHIA — Fairgoers at the opening day of festivities from the state’s premier political stump at the Neshoba County Fair’s tin-roofed pavilion heard state leaders talk about education reform, Medicaid expansion and the impact that might have on the state budget during Wednesday’s political speeches.

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