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December 14th

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.

UPDATED: Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

December 14, 2012

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

The shooting appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

December 13th

A statement against segregation

December 13, 2012


Don Posey wasn't playing to change the course of history — only to win.

MMHC hosts homemade bazaar

December 13, 2012


The crafting talents of Starkville artisans will be on display as the Mississippi Modern Homesteading Center hosts its first Homemade Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Bryant keynote speaker at MSU commencement

December 13, 2012


Mississippi’s chief executive will be the keynote speaker for Mississippi State University’s fall 2012 graduating class at Saturday’s commencement exercises.

Phil Bryant, the state’s 64th governor, will make his first graduation speech since he assumed office in January.

Mullen returns to practice: MSU coach comes back after recruiting on the road

December 13, 2012

The Mississippi State football team had a nice, warm practice on Wednesday.

Head coach Dan Mullen returned and the Bulldogs took their show outside in the cold weather in front of the public and media.

Mullen was away for Wednesday's practice on a recruiting trip.

Volunteers shutout rival Patriots 4-0

December 13, 2012

Starkville Academy scored four goals on Thursday night to shut out the Patriots of Heritage.

December 12th

Keenum elected to SACS leadership role

December 12, 2012

For Starkville Daily News

The president of Mississippi State University is a newly elected executive council member of the top accreditation body for regional institutions of higher learning.

MSU review yields no violations from former employee

December 12, 2012


A former Mississippi State University business manager is no longer with the university after being charged with embezzlement of a separate entity last month.

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