Archive - Jan 22, 2013
By STEVEN NALLEY
Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi leaders announced plans Tuesday at the Institutions of Higher Learning Universities Center in Jackson to use a $12.9 million private gift to launch the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching (MET) program, aimed at attracting top students to middle and high school teaching careers.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed the Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s Jan. 2 decision to increase the salary of the mayor and aldermen Tuesday.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Multiple area residents expressed concerns about the effects of proposed local historic districts on their rights as property owners during a public hearing the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission hosted Tuesday at City Hall.
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON â€” Supporters and opponents demonstrated Tuesday outside Mississippiâ€™s only abortion clinic to mark 40 years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling established a nationwide right to abortion.
Caroline Berryhill left quite the impression as the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets celebrated senior night with a first round playoff battle against the Lady Chargers of Oxford.
The SHS senior scored two goals, including the final score of the night, to push the Lady Jackets to a 4-0 victory.
After the game Berryhill expressed what it means to be nearing the close of her senior year.
How much potential does the Starkville Academy boys soccer team have?
As far as SA coach Robert Gardner is concerned, all someone has to do is look at Tuesday night's second half against East Rankin Academy.
The Volunteers were locked in a 1-1 battle at halftime, but scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half and went on to a 5-1 victory at the Starkville Sportsplex.
On Tuesday night, The Starkville High Yellowjackets were defeated by Columbus Falcons in overtime 70-62.
With the Jackets leading heading into the final moments, Jalen Stewart hit a last second shot to tie the game at 58 as time expired. Columbus would then take control of the extra period to come away with the win.
Caleb Wilson lead Starkville in scoring with 15 points.
The East Rankin Lady Patriots came to Starkville Academy on Tuesday, hoping to escape with an upset over one of the best teams in the state.
However, for coach Glenn Schmidt and the Lady Volunteers, it was business as usual and they defeated East Rankin 68-34 to remain unbeaten.
Starkville Christian School boys basketball coach Alex Thompson does not take the play of senior Caleb Jordan for granted.
Even when he's not scoring, Jordan finds other ways to help the Cougars.
Jordan scored his only two points of the game with 7 minutes remaining in Tuesday's game against the Meridian Flyers, but he continued to hustle and encourage his SCS teammates down the stretch.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team has not had much success when getting in a track meet with other teams.
The Bulldogs are 0-6 for the season when opponents shoot 45 percent or better from the floor, but are 5-0 when they shoot 45 percent or better.