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December 21st

Back to the Big House: MSU's Thomas leads team to hometown

December 22, 2012

Mississippi State freshman guard Fred Thomas was celebrating a State championship the last time he was in the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

The 6-foot-5, 191-pound Jackson native poured in 24 points and hit the game winning 3-point shot to lead Jim Hill to a 76-74 win over Tupelo and the Class 6A State championship.

Starkville Academy girls crush Noxubee County

December 21, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers stepped out of the norm and entered public school competition as they competed in the 16th annual Joe Horne Christmas Invitational.

On Friday, the Lady Volunteers picked up a convincing 75-31 victory over the Noxubee County Tigerettes.

Lady Yellowjackets zapped by Chargers

December 21, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have already played some pretty good teams during the pre-Christmas part of the basketball season.

Meridian and Columbus are two squads that have made it difficult on Starkville.
On Friday afternoon, they faced perhaps the best.

Tigers defeat Jackets

December 21, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Joe Horne Christmas Invitational was not so kind to the Starkville Yellowjackets as they lost Friday’s game to Noxubee County.

In what Jackets’ coach Greg Carter called a “big rivalry” game, the two teams appeared evenly matched throughout the majority of the game, until the final moments of competition in which the Tigers posted 28 points to walk away victorious 82-64.

Gibson, Prater give ULL team tie to Starkville

December 21, 2012

There will be two Louisiana-Lafayette football players with Starkville connections participating in today's New Orleans Bowl.

Strong safety Le'Marcus Gibson played with Starkville High School through his sophomore year before transferring to Harrison Central, while defensive end Chris Prater is a redshirt freshman with the Ragin Cajuns.

Not all students leave for winter

December 21, 2012

Not everyone can make it home for the holidays, especially when home is half a world away.

Tabor Mullen, Mississippi State University’s assistant dean of students, said the majority of MSU students are able to travel home for the holidays, including international students. For varying reasons, he said, some international students end up spending their winter break on campus.

West Point veteran, family remember late US senator

December 21, 2012

Daniel Inouye was not that far removed from his parents’ native land of Japan when Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. A second generation Japanese-American, Inouye was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Inouye died Monday at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 until his death.

Higgins: LINK has 4 finalists for VP position

December 21, 2012

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says four finalists emerged in his organization’s search for a vice president charged with representing Oktibbeha County in economic development efforts.

Candidate interviews, he said, begin after Christmas and will continue a week into the new year. Higgins said he targets Jan. 15 as a hiring date and March 1 as a starting date.

Higgins: 4 candidates emerged from LINK VP search

December 21, 2012

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says four finalists emerged in his organization’s search for a vice president charged with representing Oktibbeha County in economic development efforts.

Candidate interviews, he said, begin after Christmas and will continue a week into the new year. Higgins said he targets Jan. 15 as a hiring date and March 1 as a starting date.

December 20th

Area teams begin play at Columbus event

December 21, 2012

December is usually a time to relax and enjoy the holidays, but for a few of the area’s basketball teams, it is a time to challenge itself as it begins action in the 16th annual Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational.

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