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January 26th

SMITH COLUMN: Three matches, three shutouts, impressive day

January 27, 2013

It was quite a day of soccer in Starkville on Saturday.

Three high school matches, three wins and all by the same 2-0 score.
Call it the day of the Starkville shutout trifecta.

Bulldogs drop fourth-straight SEC game, fall to the Gators

January 27, 2013

It has been tough sledding for the Mississippi State men's basketball team since opening up 2-0 in the Southeastern Conference.

The Bulldogs dropped their fourth-straight conference contest Saturday night.

MSU (7-11, 2-4) fell to the No. 7 (Associated Press) Florida Gators (16-2, 6-0) 82-47 inside Humphrey Coliseum.

SA teams sweep PCS at home

January 27, 2013

There hasn’t been much doubt surrounding the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers this season, and for good reason.

With their record standing at 28-0 after Friday’s road win at Parklane, the Lady Vols have established themselves as one of the toughest teams in the state.

Ackerman girls win on their own court during Challenge

January 27, 2013

ACKERMAN – There was no such thing as a lazy Saturday for a few of the area’s basketball teams.

Taking part in the Mid-Mississippi Challenge were the Eupora Lady Eagles, the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets, as well as the East Webster Lady Wolverines and host team the Ackerman Lady Indians.

The first game between Ackerman and J.Z. George saw the Lady Indians pick up a decisive 42-19 victory.

Looking up at Ferdinand's Hand

January 26, 2013

Let me introduce you to Mr. Ferdinand Barry, a tinsmith sculptor. He was the very talented artist who created this very large arm and hand that has been on the tall steeple of the Second Baptist Church for many years. The church's motto is “Our feet grow dusty in the path of service.” A lovely 1974-75 yearbook was dedicated to Rev. J.H.

MSU student balances school, love of poetry

January 26, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

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 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

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 26, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

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 26, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

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.

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