Archive - Jan 2013
By EMILY W. PETTUS
JACKSON â€” The Mississippi House voted Tuesday to block public access to information about state-issued permits for people to carry concealed weapons.
House Bill 485, backed by the National Rifle Association, passed 101-18. It moves for more debate in the Senate, where a similar bill has been filed.
Gavin Ware came to Mississippi State with a good amount of potential on the basketball court.Â
In his freshman season, he has made a big impact. Much of that's due to the fact that there are only seven healthy scholarship players, but nonetheless, he has given the Bulldogs a lift in the post.
It wasn't fun getting beat 81-33, 100-47, 62-42 and 92-41 in Southeastern Conference play.
The Mississippi State women's team decided to do something about it.
After a struggle to even get things done in the first half against the Ole Miss Rebels at Humphrey Coliseum, the Bulldogs shook themselves and pulled off a 72-57 victory.
The road to the Super Bowl can only be achieved through hard work.
Pernell McPhee has that aspect covered.
Throughout his high school, junior college, major college and National Football League career, McPhee has used that plan to reach each level.
OXFORD â€“ It seemed the Starkville High School boys' soccer team had caught the momentum after a nice block by goal keeper Michael Godley.
Godley deflected a penalty kick by Oxford's Eddie Terry early in the first half, but Terry got a second shot as Godley moved before the kick.
RIDGELAND â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets entered unchartered territory Tuesday night, while competing in their first North State soccer match of the season.
Even though the soccer season ended for the Lady Jackets with a 2-0 loss to Ridgeland, an emotional SHS coach Anna Albritton spoke on how proud she was of the fight in her team and their effort all season long.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers hit the 30-win mark on Tuesday night and it came against their rivals across the Tombigbee River.
Sallie Kate Richardson had 25 points as Starkville Academy defeated Heritage Academy 72-34.
PHILADELPHIA â€“ Blair Schaefer had another scoring effort over 30 points as the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets defeated the Neshoba Central Rockets 57-42 in Class 5A, Region 2 action Tuesday night.
Schaefer tallied 36 points for the Lady Jackets, who improved to 12-6 overall and 4-1 in Class 5A, Region 2.
By CARL SMITH
Starkville School District officials confirmed numerous amendments could be made to a state House bill that would preserve SSD administrators as the guiding forces behind a potential school merger.
By CARL SMITH
As Mississippi House members and local educators begin discussions on a possible Oktibbeha County school merger, state senators are also working on similar measures across the state, including an effort to join Clay County educational systems.
Local representatives say this trend of school consolidations is one that will continue into the future.