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June 12th

SSA Bulldogs look ahead to regionals

June 12, 2013

World Cup qualifying action is taking over the soccer world, but here in Starkville another level of competition is in the forefront.
Competing at the highest level, the Starkville Bulldogs Under-16 team recently won the Division 1 (Select) Mississippi State Cup. With the win, the team advances to the regional championships which will be held in Oklahoma.

Thompson wants to see Cougars run fast break

June 12, 2013

There's no secret to how coach Alex Thompson wants his basketball team to play.
Any individual who watches the Starkville Christian Cougars for very long knows the style he likes to see.
If the Cougars are not running full force up and down the court, Thompson is probably not getting what he wants.

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Mill project preliminary plat approved

June 12, 2013

Starkville Planning and Zoning Board on Tuesday reviewed and approved a preliminary plat to allow Mississippi State University to move forward with the next step of The Mill project, a large-scale hotel conference center development project located along Russell Street at the Cooley Building. Included in plans for the property’s development are a 110-room hotel and city-owned parking garage.

Trainer’s efforts continue: Supervisor still seeks fiscal analysis for hospital

June 12, 2013

Talk of potentially leasing the OCH Regional Medical Center has resurfaced.

However, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors doesn’t seem any closer to proceeding with an analysis of the hospital’s finances than they did when the issue came up in 2012. A financial analysis is required by state law before the county can take any further steps toward leasing or selling the facility.

City seeking people to fill board vacancies

June 12, 2013

The city of Starkville is looking for a number of people who are willing to serve. Precisely, as of now, that number is 16.

SSD OKs tax hike

June 12, 2013

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a $9.95 million bond over 10 years for facility maintenance projects and discussed options for scaling that bond back if needed at a later date.

The bond will be funded through a 3-mil property tax increase.

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June 11th

Garner gets to coach Jackets

June 12, 2013

It has been almost 14 years since Travis Garner has called the Starkville area home, but that is all about to change.
After graduating from Starkville Academy in 1999 and heading off to college, Garner is returning to his former stomping grounds to assume the role of head baseball coach at Starkville High School.

Bolin gave best for love of game

June 12, 2013

You can teach someone fundamentals, but you can't teach love of the game.
Former Starkville Academy coach Neal Henry never had to worry about that with Hunter Bolin.

Nutt leads Indians to region title

June 12, 2013

It is a big risk to hire an unproven coach.
The Ackerman Indians took that risk this past season as it hired Patrick Nutt to lead their baseball team. In the end, that risk paid off hugely, as the Indians finished 15-11 overall and won Class 2A, Region 5, District 4 with a 9-1 record.
Nutt was recognized as Starkville Daily News High School Baseball Coach of the Year for that accomplishment.

Schedule prepared MSU's road to CWS

June 11, 2013

Coming into this season, Mississippi State head coach John Cohen was not a big fan of the Bulldogs' schedule.
The 2013 Southeastern Conference baseball season welcomed two new teams for competition in Texas A&M and Missouri. 

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