Archive - 2012
For Starkville Daily News
Addressing nearly 1,400 Mississippi State University graduates at fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant conveyed the stateâ€™s pride in its graduates.
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
and MATT APUZZO
NEWTOWN, Conn. â€” 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.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team has not had much success away from home this season.
Today, it looks to turn that around.
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.
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.
Eupora and West Oktibbeha tipped off Friday evening. At nightâ€™s end the teams split with the Lady Eagles taking a 50-47 victory, while the Timberwolves claimed the boyâ€™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.
By STEVEN NALLEY
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.
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.
WASHINGTON â€” 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.