Archive - Jan 2014
Mississippi State University transportation staff are reporting growing usage of the Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) shuttle system since students returned to campus Monday.
The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved Thursday several adjustments to Mississippi State Universityâ€™s contract for The Mill at MSU that officials say will improve the security of its financing and clear the way for drawing up the final loan documents and breaking ground for the project.
The Mississippi Scholars Initiative, an ongoing program for all schools in Oktibbeha County, is challenging students to challenge themselves during their high school years.
Mary Ethel Wilkes, 89, died January 4, 2014 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Household of Faith Church, Eupora, Mississippi.
Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2014 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Household of Faith Church, Eupora, Mississippi.
Burial will follow at Embry Cemetery, Bellfontaine, Mississippi.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had the 12th-ranked team in the country on the ropes several times during the course of Thursday night's Southeastern Conference matchup.
Each time Mississippi State made a charge and cut the lead to three points, the Tennessee Lady Volunteers had an answer.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s first three games in Southeastern Conference play have been a wild roller coaster ride.
The Bulldogs led at halftime at Kentucky. They couldnâ€™t hold onto that lead and the Wildcats picked up an 85-63 victory.
MSU returned home last Saturday to face in-state rival Ole Miss. After a decent first half, the Bulldogs found themselves down in the second half.
Five years ago Hannah and Harper Laird arrived in Starkville from Clinton.
Since that time, the sisters have managed to pick right up where they left off in soccer and have worked their way into being quite the force both on and off the field.
On Tuesday, a 12-year-old shot and critically injured two fellow students with a shotgun at a Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, N.M.
Philip Vanderleest, Starkville resident and MSU graduate with a degree in aerospace engineering, has forgone â€” at least for now â€” pursuing rocket science in favor of his hobbyÂturnedÂcareer: mixing music as a disc jockey.
Starkville is on track to record its best sales tax collections year ever, and city officials say that is hardly a surprise.