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January 5th

SMITH COLUMN: People learned about Manziel during season

January 6, 2013

It's amazing to consider that Texas A&M went into the season in August not knowing who the starting quarterback was going to be.

At that time, nobody knew what Johnny Manziel could do.

Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin decided to give Manziel a chance and that seemed to work out pretty well.

Vols get win after slow start

January 6, 2013

It wasn't the type of beginning the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to Saturday afternoon's game against Lamar School.

However, the finish was pretty good.

After falling behind their visitors 9-1 early, the Vols shook themselves and rallied for a 52-43 victory at home.

Lady Vols return from break to beat Lady Raiders 74-36

January 6, 2013

It didn't take long for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers to knock off the rust of the Christmas break.

The Lady Vols were off and rolling again by defeating the Lamar School Lady Raiders 74-36 at home Saturday.

Facing a tough basketball team, Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt is proud of the way her team performed.

January 4th

Collins promoted to MSU’s defensive coordinator spot

January 5, 2013


Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen announced Friday Geoff Collins has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

Cougars stumble to Crusaders 59-52

January 5, 2013

It's difficult to win basketball games when shots aren't falling.

The Starkville Christian Cougars learned that lesson the hard way Friday night.

Starkville Christian's 33-25 lead at halftime could have been much more, then found out it wasn't enough as the Tupelo Christian Academy Crusaders rallied for a 59-52 win at the Cougar Cave.

The Cougars were outscored 34-19 in the second half.

BREAKING: Dumas not running for 2nd term

January 4, 2013

Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas has announced he is not running for a second term in the following statement emailed to Starkville Daily News.

Shooting suspect in Oktibbeha County custody

January 4, 2013

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Deputies have a man in custody in connection with a Dec. 28 shooting which left one victim with a gunshot wound.
Lorenzo Lamas Hunter, 27, of 598 Blair Road, was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with one count of aggravated assault. He is in Oktibbeha County Jail and his bond has been set at $10,000.

January 3rd

US Congressmen prepare for new term

January 4, 2013


The 113th Congress was sworn in Thursday, a class which included more than 90 freshmen lawmakers.

Errors gave cheaper fire insurance rates

January 4, 2013


A portion of Oktibbeha County residents are either paying or can expect to pay more for fire insurance than they were, but the rates themselves haven’t changed. Rather, residents are being charged the correct rates now, fire officials and insurance agents say.

City suspends OCH payments for ambulances

January 4, 2013


The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 in favor of suspending payments to OCH Regional Medical Center for ambulance services and reallocating those monies to the city’s contingency fund Tuesday.

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