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Archive - Dec 2013

December 19th

Stennis Center hosts seminar focused on TIFs

December 19, 2013

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a powerful tool for economic development that Starkville has used to fund such developments as The Mill at MSU and improvements to the Middleton Marketplace shopping center, but Judy Phillips wanted her audience to understand that a TIF is not a magic bullet.

Education association to hold forum at EOCHS

December 19, 2013

The Education Association of East Oktibbeha County Schools (EAEOCS) will host a public forum at 6 p.m. tonight at East Oktibbeha County High School to discuss the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District consolidation.

December 18th

Lady Jackets prep for holiday event

December 18, 2013

Kristie Williams says her Starkville Lady Yellowjackets team is really starting to come together.
“We are starting to gel more as a team and that is great because everybody knows Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery, but we also have other players who are willing to step up and do their part,” Williams said. “Sometimes they don’t have the same notoriety, but they work just as hard.”

MSU's Cunningham has fond memories of event

December 18, 2013

Mississippi State's Tyson Cunningham has fond memories of the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Classic.
While playing for coach Sammy Smith at Columbus High School, Cunningham remembers the fun atmosphere that was created for basketball this time of the year.

Several SHS players receive various postseason honors

December 18, 2013

Starkville High School quarterback Princeton Jones was rewarded for the progress he made last season as he was recognized as the Quarterback of the Year in Class 6A, Region 2.
With all of the talent that can be found at quarterback in the region, coach Jamie Mitchell of the Jackets was happy that Jones was considered the best.

MSU defensive line has 'good mindset'

December 18, 2013

The Rice Owls haven't really been on the mind of the Mississippi State Bulldogs in bowl practice until Wednesday.
The MSU coaching staff finally started to put in some gameplan at practice and get the Bulldogs accustomed to the Owls.
For the defensive line, they came out with a good mindset and defensive line coach David Turner noticed.

Mr. Ullin D. Schmitz

December 18, 2013


Mr. Ullin D. Schmitz, 86, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in the North MS Medical Center in Eupora.  Funeral services  will  be 2:00 pm Thursday, December 19,2013, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Trey Harper officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County. 

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Vandal strikes Cotton District

December 18, 2013

Passers-by of a temple pavilion on University Drive in the Cotton District were in for a rude surprise Tuesday morning.

BOA OKs ditch contract; suspends sanitation dir.

December 18, 2013

Starkville aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday evening at City Hall to award Percision Construction of Hattiesburg the contract for drainage work at Carver Drive Ditch.

Report: Mississippi State outperforms reputation

December 18, 2013

Every year, U.S. News and World Report ranks institutions of higher learning across America, and sometimes, there is more to a school’s ranking than just one number.

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