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Archive - Jan 2014

January 28th

SMITH COLUMN: Ray was wrong, but shows class with an apology

January 29, 2014

Certain things are going to be said in the heat of battle.
They just are.
During sporting events, coaches shout things at players, teammates shout things at each other, coaches shout things at officials and sometimes officials shout back. Things can get out of hand in a competitive situation.

SHS teams overcome slow starts to get wins

January 29, 2014

WEST POINT – Starkville head coach Greg Carter wasn't happy with the way his squad played in the first half.
He let them know.
"They knew we didn't play very well in the first half," Carter said. "We didn't defend like we normally do and we didn't execute offensively like we normally do. We missed layups and got into foul trouble. The first half isn't how we play."

Robert A. Reed

January 29, 2014

Robert A. Reed, 75, passed away January 6, 2014 in Fremont, California. Mr. Reed, a former stage and film actor under the name Jesse Deane, grew up in Starkville where his family resided at 201 Herbert Street. He was preceded in death by his parents Allen Reed and Frances Mullen Reed of Starkville.

East Webster, Eupora teams split decisions

January 29, 2014

MATHISTON – The East Webster Lady Wolverines brought the heat to Wood Junior College on a cold Tuesday evening with a 66-39 victory over visiting Eupora.
For Todd Hutchinson, coach of the Lady Wolverines, the win is a result of his team’s ability to apply pressure when needed and to produce defensively.

MSU's Cohen to speak at Boys, Girls Club event

January 29, 2014

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle believe it has hit one out of the park with this year's speaker for its Sports Talk Charity Fundraiser.
This year's event will be held on Thursday at the East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus Lyceum Auditorium and the guest speaker will be Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen.

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Fiber program gaining ground - Grassroots effort fuels preregistration bump

January 28, 2014

A grassroots effort to preregister more Starkville residents for C Spire’s Fiber to the Home program seems to be making some headway in targeted neighborhoods.

Volunteer teams have started going door-to-door recruiting residents to preregister for the C Spire program — which is offering ultra high-speed fiber Internet, along with cable television and landline telephone services.

Cooley heads to Olympics

January 28, 2014

Mississippi State University Assistant Professor of Communication Skye Cooley has left to Russia to take part, in his own way, in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Cooley won’t be taking to the ice for a figure skating routine or racing down a luge course, but he will have his hands full working in media and research capacities.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS - GSDP unveils strategic plan, awards excelllence at banquet

January 28, 2014

Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory presented a new strategic plan with six goals at the Partnership’s annual banquet Monday at the Hunter Henry Center.

Gregory said it was the first time in five years that GSDP had developed a strategic plan. She said the plan was timed to coincide with the completion of strategic plans for Starkville and Oktibbeha County.

USS Stennis capt. speaks to Rotarians

January 28, 2014

Former U.S. Senator from Mississippi John C. Stennis may be gone, but his legacy lives on through the crew and service of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that carries his name.

That’s what Capt. Michael Wettlaufer, commanding officer of the USS John C. Stennis, told a packed house at the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday afternoon.

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