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January 26th

MSU student balances school, love of poetry

January 26, 2013


For Jasmine Morgan, under the exterior of a working, Mississippi State University marketing student lies the heart of a writer.

Morgan, originally from Chicago, Ill. now living in Atlanta, Ga., said she felt the need to study out-of-state when it came time to apply for college.

Rethinking new reality television

January 26, 2013

What on earth has happened to television programming?

Sidelined by the icky weather since New Years and unable to focus on a good book due to a documented phenomenon known as Chemo Brain, I have been relying on what my Daddy calls the Idiot Box for entertainment.
I’ve decided his description is about right.

January 25th

SSD adds facilities to strategic plan discussion

January 25, 2013


Starkville School District administrators informed stakeholders of the district’s current status and projections for its future at the first of four strategic planning meetings Thursday at Starkville High School, including projections for student enrollment growth that are leading administrators to look at creating a new, additional campus.

2-car collision kills 1, injures 2 others

January 25, 2013


Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed 23-year-old Deseane K. Robinson, of 2011 Williams Road, Starkville, died after a head-on collision involving two cars on Louisville Street early Friday morning.

SSD: Meeting with legislators raised questions, issues

January 25, 2013


Starkville School District leaders said they came away with more questions than answers Friday when they met with State Rep. Toby Barker and other state legislators in Jackson to discuss a bill Barker filed to consolidate SSD and the Oktibbeha County School District.

Gregory named GSDP chief executive officer

January 25, 2013


The Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees named Jennifer Gregory as the organization’s new chief executive officer Thursday.

Gregory, the Partnership’s former chief operating officer and vice president for tourism, assumed the new role immediately.

Jackets come up short in defensive struggle

January 25, 2013

Shots inside the Beehive were not falling as frequently as the rain was outside for the Starkville Yellowjackets Friday night.

Battling a tough Yazoo City team, the Jackets were not able to overcome the slow pace of the Indians and following a last minute shot the Jackets fell 36-34.

SA girls improve to 28-0 with easy victory on road

January 25, 2013

MCCOMB – The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers met no resistance Friday night in improving their record to 28-0 as they defeated Parklane Academy 61-20.

Starkville Academy jumped out to a 25-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Vols held a 35-11 advantage at the half.
It was more of the same in the second half as the Lady Vols outscored their host 26-9.

Thomas starts to find his shot on MSU team

January 25, 2013

Fred Thomas came to Mississippi State with the reputation of being a shooter.

The freshman struggled early in the season, but he has finally been able to find his shot. 

Thomas was 6-of-12 from the field in Wednesday's 96-70 loss to Arkansas on the road. He made 2-of-5 3-pointers and led the team with 17 points.

Mississippi Delta gets SA's Pellum

January 25, 2013

Starkville Academy's Drew Pellum can throw a football well and he's also pretty good at kicking a soccer ball.

When it came time to chosing a sport for the next level, Pellum picked baseball and he's taking that talent to Mississippi Delta Community College.

Pellum signed earlier this week and celebrated the moment Friday morning at the SA's media center with family and friends.

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