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Phillips passes on strings studies to next generation

January 13, 2013

Famed violinist Charles Auguste de BĂ©riot once called the violin "the king of instruments" because he believed a violin player's goal is "to imitate the accents of the human voice." Shandy Phillips says there is another reason the violin holds this title: It is one of the most difficult instruments to learn to play.

Homeward Bound works with MSU to save animals’ lives

January 13, 2013

Most of the animals in Mississippi animal shelters never find a home.

Zoning board defers FBC plan decision again

January 13, 2013

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission deferred its decision Tuesday concerning the proposed First Baptist Church master plan to its February meeting to ensure that the corresponding public hearing is in compliance with city standards.

Jackson wants more action with Bulldogs

January 13, 2013

Gabe Jackson and Johnthan Banks have a good amount in common and are different in some ways.

Jackson and Banks both decided to come back to Mississippi State for their senior years. Banks, who just finished his senior year, flirted with the NFL before returning to Starkville. Jackson will be going into his senior year and had a same experience with the NFL.

The new coaches look toward future at East Oktibbeha

January 13, 2013

Sam Cooke once sang “a change is gonna come.”

While Cooke’s song was written many years ago and has no relation to East Oktibbeha, its reference to hard times and overcoming certainly fits the current climate at the school.

Facing accreditation issues, the school is not only undergoing changes academically, but changes are taking place athletically as well.

Last day of August, Catherine Yeates

January 13, 2013

I’m again sharing with you another painting and story about Catherine Yeates, my baby nurse. I captured Catherine slowly strolling along Greensboro Street on the very last day of Aug. 31, 1984. Glance quickly at the entire painting, and feel the humid, sweltering and almost unbearable heat in the hottest month of the entire year in Mississippi.

Poetry, music combine to honor Langston Hughes

January 13, 2013


Ponderings of a gullible skeptic

January 13, 2013

I was born a skeptic. The weather man says it will snow and I scoff because, frankly, it typically only snows when there has been no mention of it in the forecast.

Keenum discusses budget with faculty

January 13, 2013


Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum discussed the need for more funding from the state government and his work with state officials to make that funding possible at a meeting of the MSU Faculty Senate Friday at Mitchell Memorial Library.

4 aldermen intend to seek re-election in municipal race

January 13, 2013


Four of the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s seven current members have either already qualified or announced plans to qualify for another term in this year’s municipal election, while Mayor Parker Wiseman has announced his intention to run for a second term and will have at least one opponent.

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