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January 5th

Plotting out the 525,600 minutes of the new year

January 5, 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 5, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

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 5, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

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.

Supervisors could decide on MSFP tax abatement request

January 5, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hear a tax abatement request from a representative of Main Street Forest Products at its 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the county courthouse.

MDE officials reviewing safety policies

January 5, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi Department of Education officials say the state school system is reviewing safety procedures following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

Caught in tailspin: Promising start to season ends sour for the Bulldogs

January 5, 2013

Mississippi State's football season started so promising, but when all was said and done it was a tailspin.

The Bulldogs opened the season 7-0 with victories over Southeastern Conference opponents Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.

SMITH COLUMN: People learned about Manziel during season

January 5, 2013

It's amazing to consider that Texas A&M went into the season in August not knowing who the starting quarterback was going to be.

At that time, nobody knew what Johnny Manziel could do.

Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin decided to give Manziel a chance and that seemed to work out pretty well.

Vols get win after slow start

January 5, 2013

It wasn't the type of beginning the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to Saturday afternoon's game against Lamar School.

However, the finish was pretty good.

After falling behind their visitors 9-1 early, the Vols shook themselves and rallied for a 52-43 victory at home.

Lady Vols return from break to beat Lady Raiders 74-36

January 5, 2013

It didn't take long for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers to knock off the rust of the Christmas break.

The Lady Vols were off and rolling again by defeating the Lamar School Lady Raiders 74-36 at home Saturday.

Facing a tough basketball team, Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt is proud of the way her team performed.

January 4th

Collins promoted to MSU’s defensive coordinator spot

January 5, 2013

By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen announced Friday Geoff Collins has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

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