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Archive - Jan 2013

January 6th

Local schools garner global attention in 2012

January 7, 2013

Students and teachers from Starkville and Oktibbeha County schools earned regional, national and international attention throughout 2012, earning awards, winning competitions and pursuing enrichment opportunities.

Starkville developments earn statewide acclaim

January 7, 2013

The Home Builders Association of Mississippi named four Starkville developments winners of its eighteenth annual Best in Mississippi Awards in November, including three projects from Tabor Construction and Development and one project from Maison De Ville Association President John Hartlein of Jackson.

Sales tax revenue breaks record for 3rd straight month

January 7, 2013

Sales tax and 2 percent restaurant tax revenues remained largely steady in October 2012, but it was also the third consecutive month of record-breaking sales tax revenues, according to the city of Starkville’s tax revenue report.

Gandy: Recycling a ‘Catch-22’ with slim budget

January 7, 2013

As Starkville marks the third year of its recycling program, Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy said she is encouraged by the number of residents who are signed up for curbside pickup and hopes to see that number grow, but more participation means more money spent on carrying it away, which eats more and more of an already slim department budget.

MSU women struggle to score in 60-46 loss to South Carolina

January 6, 2013

The Mississippi State women's basketball team ranked last in the Southeastern Conference in scoring offense at 60.5 points going into Sunday's matchup against South Carolina.

The 46 points put up by the Bulldogs against the Gamecocks won't help that standing.

MSU lost a 60-46 decision at Humphrey Coliseum and fell to 0-2 in the league.

January 5th

Catherine Yeates, my baby nurse

January 6, 2013

I am very delighted and happy to share with you one of my very favorite portraits. The medium I used was water color on a 14 inch by 20 inch hard water color board. I hope that you will love this painting and story as much as I loved having the honor of presenting it to you today.

Open house to showcase local quilters guild work

January 6, 2013


Members of the Golden Triangle Quilters Guild are looking to inspire other community members to join in on its enjoyable, textile art form.
Guild Vice President Luanne Blankenship said she has been with the guild for over four years since moving to Starkville.

Plotting out the 525,600 minutes of the new year

January 6, 2013

I didn’t go to a wild party on New Years Eve or ring in the new year with fireworks and champagne.

Nor was I able to stay up to see the ball drop on Times Square at midnight. Instead, I stayed home and dosed in and out of consciousness during a "Matlock" marathon.

Retailers report strong local shopping season

January 6, 2013


Multiple Starkville retailers are reporting strong returns from this year’s holiday shopping season, pointing to more citizens who keep their holiday shopping local and strong local advertising efforts as the catalysts.

University to offer free health screenings

January 6, 2013


Mississippi State University continues to make health a top priority for its students, faculty and staff as free health screenings begin Monday as a part its the MSU on the Move program.

The program is funded by a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

Tanner Fant of Starkville , Miss. will travel to Mobile, Ala. on Sunday, June 14 to participate in the 58th...
Drinking a beverage that tastes delicious and has good nutritional value is like having your cake and eating it, too.
Pasta, bread, pizza crusts, peanut butter, fried foods, beef, even certain types of chips — these are all foods that...
The memories of April 21, 2008 when we went to the Boston Marathon still lingered in our hearts and souls on April 15...
Emily Jones Deluded Diva My neighbor, (I'll call her Brenda for the sake of anonymity), is one of the best things that...


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