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Archive - Jan 2013

January 4th

Cougars stumble to Crusaders 59-52

January 4, 2013

It's difficult to win basketball games when shots aren't falling.

The Starkville Christian Cougars learned that lesson the hard way Friday night.

Starkville Christian's 33-25 lead at halftime could have been much more, then found out it wasn't enough as the Tupelo Christian Academy Crusaders rallied for a 59-52 win at the Cougar Cave.

The Cougars were outscored 34-19 in the second half.

BREAKING: Dumas not running for 2nd term

January 4, 2013

Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas has announced he is not running for a second term in the following statement emailed to Starkville Daily News.

Shooting suspect in Oktibbeha County custody

January 4, 2013

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Deputies have a man in custody in connection with a Dec. 28 shooting which left one victim with a gunshot wound.
Lorenzo Lamas Hunter, 27, of 598 Blair Road, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with one count of aggravated assault. He is in Oktibbeha County Jail and his bond has been set at $10,000.

January 3rd

US Congressmen prepare for new term

January 3, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The 113th Congress was sworn in Thursday, a class which included more than 90 freshmen lawmakers.

Errors gave cheaper fire insurance rates

January 3, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

A portion of Oktibbeha County residents are either paying or can expect to pay more for fire insurance than they were, but the rates themselves haven’t changed. Rather, residents are being charged the correct rates now, fire officials and insurance agents say.

City suspends OCH payments for ambulances

January 3, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 in favor of suspending payments to OCH Regional Medical Center for ambulance services and reallocating those monies to the city’s contingency fund Tuesday.

Bouncing back strong: MSU routs New Orleans by 97-46 home decision

January 3, 2013

Overcoming scoring droughts is something Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray is looking for his squad to do.

The Bulldogs routed the University of New Orleans 97-46 Thursday evening inside Humphrey Coliseum.

Borchert gives Bulldogs boost during home win

January 3, 2013

Colin Borchert got the best of a former teammate on Thursday night.

The Mississippi State forward and New Orleans guard Tradarrius McPhearson are transfers from East Mississippi Community College and they opposed each other on the basketball court.

Borchert scored a career-high 17 points to help MSU to a 97-46 victory over the Privateers at Humphrey Coliseum.

Starkville Academy gets 5-0 victory at Sportsplex

January 3, 2013

There is a saying in sports that the effort of a player doesn't show up in the boxscore.

That statement may hold true in soccer more than any other athletic endeavor.

On Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex, Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner wished the effort of Austin Miles could have been rewarded with a goal.

January 2nd

City votes to raise salaries of aldermen, mayor

January 2, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 in favor of increasing the mayor’s salary to $71,500 and aldermen salaries to $15,000 at its meeting Tuesday.

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