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December 26th

SSD sees changes in leadership, strategy

December 26, 2012


Several new leaders joined the Starkville School District in 2012, bringing with them multiple strategic changes aimed at improving the SSD’s academic performance.

MEMA: More than 25 injured in storms

December 26, 2012

Associated Press

JACKSON — More than 25 people were injured and at least 70 homes were damaged in Mississippi by the severe storms that pushed across the South on Christmas Day, authorities said Wednesday.

December 24th

OCH officials offer simple solutions for holiday health

December 24, 2012

As the holiday season continues to roll along through the new year, Starkville residents may find themselves looking for tips to begin or maintain healthy eating and exercise habits. 

OCH Wellness Connection Director Eddie Myles said he called this time of year the “hibernation months” when the weather is much cooler and people are less inclined to get out and exercise. 

OCSD plans to avert takeover came up short

December 24, 2012

The state’s takeover of the Oktibbeha County School District took Gale Shumaker by surprise.

December 23rd

Dyess addresses MSU ROTC graduates

December 23, 2012


“Mission first, people always.”

Mississippi State University ROTC graduates repeated those words many times last week, as retired Col. Dwight Dyess stressed their importance to the cadets who received their first salutes as second lieutenants during the ceremony.

Community group offers firefighters Christmas meals

December 23, 2012


With Starkville service men and women on duty Christmas Day, one group of community residents is rallying together to provide Starkville Fire Department employees on the job a warm, home-cooked meal tomorrow. 

City natives return from England for Christmas

December 23, 2012


Lorenzo and Marianne Crowell live in Starkville, but their children are scattered across the country and the world. Anna Crowell lives in Washington, D.C.; Jimmy Crowell is moving to McLean, Va.; Larry Crowell lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ruth Crowell Wild lives in London, England.

Career criminals becoming an issue

December 23, 2012

Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has sent the Legislature a message: If you want burglary considered a violent crime to catch more career criminals, you’d better write it into the law.

A majority of the high court, in a Harrison County case, rejected home burglary as a crime of violence for the purpose of state sentence enhancement.

December 22nd

Arts grants help promote culture

December 22, 2012


Working to realize her dream of presenting professional production of William Shakespeare at Mississippi State University, Professor Donna Clevinger has secured grants from across the Southeast to present “Twelfth Night” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Lee Hall.

Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

December 22, 2012

AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK — When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never.

This holiday shopping season, many stores haven’t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they did last year. Instead, they’ve dangled offers of free shipping and no-fee layaways to lure shoppers.

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