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January 12th

Ponderings of a gullible skeptic

January 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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.

Fowler’s platform focuses on learning, employment

January 12, 2013

Editor’s note: This story is the first of two features profiling the candidates running for Miss. Senate District 16’s seat. Independent Kenny Fowler and Democrat Angela Turner-Lairy will face off for the seat in Tuesday’s election. Pick up a copy of Monday’s Starkville Daily News for a feature on Turner-Lairy.

From Daily Times Leader staff reports

County progressing toward planning deal

January 12, 2013


Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said documents releasing the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District from a prior comprehensive plan agreement have been signed, which in turn will allow the county to enter into a similar agreement with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates.

Bulldogs move into new home

January 12, 2013

It has been a long time coming, but the Mississippi State football team has a new home.

The Bulldogs officially moved into the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex right behind the Palmeiro Center last week. 

The complex features coaches' offices, weight room, locker room, meeting rooms and training rooms.

MSU travels to LSU looking for SEC win

January 12, 2013

Vic Schaefer is not into moral victories.

When it comes to playing in the Southeastern Conference, the Mississippi State women's coach knows that playing close and not getting the job done in the end is not good enough.

Schaefer was proud that his Bulldogs played hard and found a way to lead the Florida Gators before losing a 61-55 decision Thursday night.

Team effort, leadership on the floor help spark Volunteers comeback

January 12, 2013

Team effort and leadership can go a long way to having success in athletic competition.

On Saturday, the Starkville Academy Volunteers used those areas against the Copiah Academy Colonels where after being down by 10 points, they mounted an impressive comeback to win 58-53.

January 11th

Hilton asking city not to bail on ambulance funding

January 11, 2013


OCH Regional Medical Center Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton will appear before the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night to ask for reconsideration of a decision it made Jan. 3 to suspend payments for ambulance services.

Symphony beginning new year with ‘Jazz’

January 11, 2013


The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will open a new year of concerts with its performance of “All That Jazz” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville.

Symphony conductor Michael Brown said the concert’s first half will feature works by Darius Milhaud and Aaron Copland.

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