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February 13th

Gonzales to coach receivers at State

February 14, 2013

Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen will see a familiar face around the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Mullen had hired former Illinois assistant coach Billy Gonzales to coach wide receivers.

Wood signs to continue tennis career at Holmes CC

February 14, 2013

Katie Wood of Starkville High School called her opportunity to sign a tennis scholarship with Holmes Community College "a big deal."

It was considered big for Wood personally, for the Yellowjacket program and for Holmes Community College.

The SHS athlete shared the signing experience on Wednesday with family and coaches Wednesday afternoon at the school.

Vols seek to fill spots on the baseball field

February 14, 2013

Almost nine months have eclipsed since the Starkville Academy Volunteers were last on the diamond where they captured the Class AAA South Division II championship and were runner-ups for the State championship.

Today, coach Neal Henry’s Vols make their return as they raise the curtain on the 2013 campaign.

House passes school consolidation bill

February 13, 2013


A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Mississippi House of Representatives Wednesday.

Zoning board OKs church requests, adds conditions

February 13, 2013


The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission recommended city approval for nine land use requests from First Baptist Church at its meeting Tuesday, adding some conditions that an FBC representative says have caused concern among church members.

USM tornado damage estimated in tens of millions

February 13, 2013

Associated Press

JACKSON — Officials estimate it will take tens of millions of dollars to repair damage at the University of Southern Mississippi caused by Sunday’s tornado.

Sharron Ann Hall

February 13, 2013

Mrs. Sharron Ann Hall, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her home in Maben.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Johnson Creek M.B. Church in Pheba with Rev. Bruce Guyton officiating.

Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Maben.

Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point.

School consolidation bill passes Miss. House

February 13, 2013

A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Miss. House today.

The bill's next stop will be the state Senate. If it passes through, the districts will merge into the Starkville Consolidated School District effective July 1, 2015. The current attendance zones and school district boundaries would remain in place under the bill.

February 12th

MSU welcomes Dunlap as first artist-in-residence

February 13, 2013


Mississippi native and internationally recognized artist William "Bill" Dunlap is reconnecting with his roots as Mississippi State University's first artist-in-residence during the spring 2013 semester.

Trustees: Call state legislators

February 13, 2013


The first opportunity for the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to discuss a state House bill that would consolidate the city and county school districts yielded encouragement from the board to stakeholders to call their representatives and make their opinions known.

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