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September 21st

Spradling creates new paths as fiction writer

September 21, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Claire Spradling's mother always said, "I wish someone in the family would be a writer."

After 25 years working as a Registered Dietician, Spradling left her position in the medical field and after years of working is ready to debut her first novel, "Duress."

September 20th

SHS opens division football slate

September 20, 2012

There's one particular number that makes Starkville High School defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley uncomfortable going into the Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 schedule.

The Yellowjackets have given up 25 points per game and that's too much in Oakley's mind.

SA set to play talented Prep on gridiron

September 20, 2012

Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill respects Jackson Prep and what its done.

The No. 2 ranked Patriots (5-0, 1-0) in the Associated Press Private School poll, come in fresh off a 9-0 win over Class 5A opponent Pearl last Thursday night. Patriot head coach Ricky Black got his 300th career win.

East Oktibbeha, West Lowndes meet in important division football game

September 20, 2012

East Oktibbeha football coach Randy Brooks has been emphasizing the importance of tonight's game against West Lowndes to his team all week.

Not only will it be a game between neighboring schools, it also determines positioning in the Class A, Region 3, District 4 race.

Campus ballroom dance club takes lead with ‘Salsa’

September 20, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Lee Boulevard will be filled with the sights and sounds of Hispanic culture Friday as the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center celebrates its second annual “Salsa in the Streets.”

Communication key in SHS volleyball win

September 20, 2012

Communication is a big key in most sports.

The Starkville High School volleyball team showed on Thursday night how crucial communication can be.

The Lady Yellowjackets beat the Ackerman Lady Indians 3-0 at the Beehive.
SHS (13-11, 3-0) got off to a good start winning the first set 25-14.

The Lady Jackets talked on every volley.

Covin’s trial to go before jury in Circuit Court

September 20, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The case of former First Baptist Church Creative Learning Center child care provider Dianna Lynn Covin has been continued and will go before a grand jury in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court early next year.

PERS plans increase in employer contribution

September 20, 2012

By
JACK ELLIOTT JR.
Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) — State government will be asked to put $44 million more into the Mississippi retirement system next year to shore up the program for an estimated 30 years, the system director has told lawmakers.

MSU makes trip to Ole Miss for volleyball

September 20, 2012

Coaches usually emphasize to their team that the next game is the biggest one on the schedule.

When it comes to college volleyball in this state, tonight is certainly one of those times.

Mississippi State makes the trip to Oxford to take on Ole Miss in the third Southeastern Conference match and it's big for more than just "the next one" reason.

Senior Barber shines in SA's home softball victory

September 20, 2012

It was fitting that the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers won in senior Mary Austin Barber's final home softball game.

It was fitting that Barber drove in three runs with a double in her final home at-bat for the Lady Vols.

It was fitting that Barber threw a bullet to first base to record the final out of the game for SA.

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