Archive - 2013
By NATHAN GREGORY
A second candidate has emerged to run against incumbent Sandra Sistrunk for the Ward 2 Alderman seat as a Democrat.
Lisa Wynn, currently a literacy coach and a trustee for the Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System Board, is a former Starkville School District employee, where she was a special education and reading teacher.
By MATT CRANE
The works of William Shakespeare continue to dominate the cultural landscape of Mississippi State University as the Department of Communication prepares for the arrival of the American Shakespeare Center as it presents a professional performance of â€śTwelfth Nightâ€ť 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium.
JACKSON â€“ Starkville Academy's Lady Volunteers have another Class AAA, Division II State championship.
On Saturday, the Lady Vols claimed the second-straight such title as they defeated East Rankin Academy 63-15.
Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt was all smiles following the game watching her team celebrate the first of hopefully three championships.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have bought into the notion that defense wins championships.
It was certainly the case Saturday afternoon when the Lady Vols captured the Class AAA, Division II State title with a 63-15 victory over the East Rankin Lady Patriots at Hillcrest Christian School.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers found a way to come back and win when it seemed like they were beaten.
The Volunteers (17-15) beat Washington School 67-65 in the consolation game of the Class AAA, Division II Tournament Saturday night at Hillcrest Christian School.
There has been a good bit of documented history surrounding the Mississippi State baseball program.
On Saturday, it encountered another milestone.
The No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs held off the Portland Pilots 2-1 for MSU's 1,000th win at Dudy Noble Field.
It has been a rough past few weeks for the Mississippi State men's basketball team.
The Bulldogs have lost nine-straight games after opening up 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
MSU head coach Rick Ray wants his team to finish strong, but he knows to do that it has to find a way to stay in the game early.
It was unclear going into the season if the offense was going to be one of the strong points for the Mississippi State baseball team coming into the 2013 season.
On Friday, the question was answered in a positive way for at least the opener.
Chris Stratton found himself in a familiar position Friday afternoon.
The Tupelo native was standing on the mound at Dudy Noble Field to throw a pitch.
With his career with the Mississippi State Bulldogs complete, one toss was all he got Friday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the series opener against University of Portland.
JACKSON â€“ Starkville Academyâ€™s girls are one step away from being Class AAA, Division II State champions after defeating Hillcrest Christian in the semifinals 79-37 on Friday.
â€śWe had a good one,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said. â€śIt was a huge team effort. We had five players in double figures and two with double rebounds. Everybody really came together and we pulled it off.â€ť