November 2nd, 2012
By JEFF AMY
JACKSON â€” Republican Gregg Harper is the only one of Mississippiâ€™s four congressmen who doesnâ€™t face major party opposition on Nov. 6.
Reform Party candidate John â€śLukeâ€ť Pannell stands between Harper and a third term representing central Mississippiâ€™s 3rd District.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Kewon Delarryous Doss was found guilty of manslaughter during the third and final week of Oktibbeha County Circuit Courtâ€™s fall term.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Doss was previously charged with killing 38-year-old Larry Davis, his uncle, in January.
By STEVEN NALLEY
A Mississippi State University official proposed a policy revision that would end tobacco use on campus by August 2014.
Although the district was already won, the Starkville High School football team had several reasons to play hard in the last regular season game.
The Yellowjackets beat the Neshoba Central Rockets 21-10 Friday night at Yellowjacket Stadium.
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers saw a tremendous rally come up short in the fourth quarter and couldn't hold off the Magnolia Heights Chiefs in a 40-28 loss on Friday night.
With the loss, Starkville Academy's season came to an end with a final record of 5-7.
ACKERMAN â€“ The Ackerman Indians took the lead in their playoff game against Broad Street Friday night and never looked back.
When action ceased, it was the Indians taking a 38-0 victory over Broad Street.
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha Titans played the Weir Lions in what is likely to be the last football game in Weir High School's history.
Weir is currently awaiting a decision from the U.S. Justice Department that could scatter current students at Weir throughout Choctaw County. Weir currently holds grades pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles started the first round of the Class 2A playoffs by beating Coahoma County 49-0 at home Friday.
Eupora's stingy defense had its third shutout of the year.
Quarterback Trey Pittman threw for two touchdowns for the Eagles, a 12-yard reception to Jamall Roby and a 6-yard catch to Juwan Roby.
By STEVEN NALLEY
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper emphasized the importance of building connections, understanding history and remaining positive in the face of gridlock during his speech for Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Morris W.H. Collins Speaker Series Thursday at Mitchell Memorial Libraryâ€™s John Grisham Room.
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON â€” Republican Roger Wicker of Tupelo says he has â€śa mainstream conservative recordâ€ť representing Mississippi in the U.S. Senate and deserves the opportunity to serve a full six-year term after replacing Trent Lott.