Archive - 2013
By ZACK PLAIR
An apparent crank call gave Starkville Police Department SWAT officers some real-time training Friday morning on Lindbergh Boulevard.
Oktibbeha County Lake will soon be more than just a popular fishing spot â€” a water park is projected to open on the lake July 4.
Federal student loan interest rates are set to double on Monday.
Unless Congress agrees to a last-minute deal, the rate for federal subsidized Stafford loans, which currently sits at 3.4 percent, will double to 6.8 percent.
The interest hike will affect all new student loans â€” existing loans will keep their current rates.
Shock. Uncertainty. Fear.
Women who face â€ścrisisâ€ť pregnancies could easily feel all of those things, according to Ruth Baareman of Starkville, and as they grasp for a handle on their newfound situation, some of these women may also battle shame and wonder how friends and loved ones will respond.
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â€śSmarty-pantsâ€ť may carry new weight when it comes to Starkville. Lumosity â€” a San Francisco-based organization specializing in online â€śbrain trainingâ€ť games â€”Â released a study on Thursday which ranked the 100 â€śsmartest citiesâ€ť in the U.S. in overall cognitive ability from data collected of Lumosity.com users. Starkville came in at No. 34.
It has been a wild ride for the Mississippi State baseball team this season.
That all came to an end on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs were greeted by fans at Dudy Noble Field to celebrate the 2013 Bulldog campaign.
MSU finished the season 51-20 and were the national runner-ups to the UCLA Bruins.Â
Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt knew she was playing for a special coach during her high school days at Madison-Ridgeland High School in the 1970s.
It wasn't until later that Schmidt realized just how important Jerry Henderson was in her life.
Eddie Dean Jenkins "E.D." 80, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, JuneÂ 29, 2013 @ Sixteenth Section Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi withÂ Reverend Terry Outlaw, officiating.
Visitation will be Friday,Â June 28, 2013 from 1-6:00 p.m.Â at West Memorial Chapel.
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child.
At the Elite 25 Travis Outlaw basketball camp held this week at the Starkville Sportsplex, that saying could not be more true as a whole host of volunteers came together to teach area children the game of basketball and life. It's an idea that Outlaw came up with about three years ago while talking with his brother John Outlaw Jr.
Mississippi State baseball fell short of winning a national championship in the College World Series, but its deep run through the postseason provided a welcome boon to Starkville businesses.