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December 15th

Bryant asks MSU grads to share talents in address

December 15, 2012

For Starkville Daily News

Addressing nearly 1,400 Mississippi State University graduates at fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant conveyed the state’s pride in its graduates.

Conn. town mourns as police look for answers

December 15, 2012

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
and MATT APUZZO
Associated Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople sadly took down some of their Christmas decorations and struggled Saturday with how to go on.

December 14th

Looking for road success: Bulldogs try for first victory away from Humphrey Coliseum

December 15, 2012

The Mississippi State men's basketball team has not had much success away from home this season.

Today, it looks to turn that around.

Preparaton for bowl gives MSU's Prescott extra work

December 15, 2012

This is the first chance for many of the younger Mississippi State football players to prep for a bowl game.

All of the freshman are gearing up for their first bowl game, and the redshirt freshman are also looking for an opportunity to play.

SA's Barber signs with Belhaven

December 15, 2012

Starkville Academy softball player Mary Austin Barber has known for a while that Belhaven would be her destination for softball at the next level.

She made the move official this week.

Barber signed with the Jackson-based school and celebrated the occasion with family and friends Friday night at Meadowview Baptist Church.

Sargent talks exit from district, changes

December 15, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Eupora, West Oktibbeha split a pair of non-conference games

December 15, 2012

Eupora and West Oktibbeha tipped off Friday evening. At night’s end the teams split with the Lady Eagles taking a 50-47 victory, while the Timberwolves claimed the boy’s contest 81-36.

The Lady Eagles and Lady Timberwolves faced off in what resulted in a back and forth contest that came down to the last period before Eupora left the court victorious.

Keenum named to APLU board

December 15, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

MSU announced Thursday that the Association of Public Land Grant Universities has elected Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum to a term on its board of directors.

SHS teams sweep Neshoba Central

December 15, 2012

It was a good night for the Starkville High School soccer teams.

Both Yellowjacket squads recorded 4-0 victories over division foe Neshoba Central on Friday night.

The Jackets were led by Juan Salazar's two goals. Taylor Wise and Justin Gordon each had a goal a piece. Ben Mackin had two assists.

The Jackets are now 9-1-1 for the season and 1-0 in the division.

Tearful Obama struggles to maintain composure while addressing nation

December 14, 2012

WASHINGTON — A tearful President Barack Obama says the country's leaders must "take meaningful action" regardless of politics in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

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