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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

By BRYAN DAVIS
dtleditor@bellsouth.net

“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

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

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

By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
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 23, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

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 23, 2012

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
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.

Partnership hires Prather for events job

December 23, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has hired Jennifer Prather as its new special events and projects coordinator.

Prather, a former university events planner who has a prior background with the GSDP, will start her new job in early January.

December 21st

Not all students leave for winter

December 21, 2012

Not everyone can make it home for the holidays, especially when home is half a world away.

Tabor Mullen, Mississippi State University’s assistant dean of students, said the majority of MSU students are able to travel home for the holidays, including international students. For varying reasons, he said, some international students end up spending their winter break on campus.

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