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December 12th

Consolidation to cost 23 teaching jobs

December 12, 2014

As Oktibbeha County School District’s time runs shorter — with its state-mandated consolidation with Starkville School District taking effect July 1, 2015 — so too is time for some of the county district’s teachers and administrators. Exactly how many OCSD faculty won’t make the cut is now becoming a clearer picture.


December 12, 2014

A Mississippi State spokesperson says quarterback Dak Prescott is suing an apparel company for using his likeness without permission.
Columbus television station WCBI reported that a lawsuit has been field in the Oktibbhea County Circuit Court asking a judge to stop Christian Matthew from printing and selling shirts that say “Dak Attack” and “Dak Dynasty.”

Donations, volunteers up for Red Kettle campaign

December 12, 2014

The Starkville Salvation Army is halfway through its 2014 Red Kettle Campaign and on track to meet its goal for this year.
As of Thursday morning, The Salvation Army was 56 percent of the way to the $40,000 goal set for this year, said Katie Walker, Service Center Manager of the Starkville Salvation Army. Last year’s drive fell short of the $40,000 goal by about $3,000.

December 11th

Willie B. Johnson

December 11, 2014

Mr. Willie B. Johnson, 67, of Crawford, Mississippi died Sunday, December 7,  2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church, Crawford, Mississippi with Bishop Bobby L. McCarter, Sr., officiating.

Triple option of Tech will be tough for MSU

December 11, 2014

College football offenses have morphed into spread, up-tempo, speed-type attacks.
Mississippi State uses a spread offense with a little bit of up-tempo sprinkled in. Head coach Dan Mullen perfected the offense when he was the offensive coordinator at Florida and won two national championships.

MSU rallies to down Louisiana Tech 81-77

December 11, 2014

Dominique Dillingham may have only scored six points for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Thursday night, but her fifth and sixth came at a crucial time against the Louisiana Tech Techsters.
With No. 22 MSU trailing 77-75 with 2:07 remaining to play, Dillingham drove and made a layup to tie the game.

Starkville Academy hangs tough, but drops 52-45 decision

December 11, 2014

Starkville Academy is in the middle of a strong slate of home contests.
On Thursday, the Volunteers played the second of those games with one of the state’s best teams in Jackson Academy coming to town.
While the game was close for the majority of the contest, the Raiders pulled away just slightly in the final moments to claim a 52-45 victory in boys action.

Romney to speak at MSU

December 11, 2014

Mississippi State University will host 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium as part of the MSU Global Lecture Series. However, Romney’s appearance is just the latest in a series of noted speakers from within the upper echelons of American leadership to appear at MSU.

Suspect arrested after police chase

December 11, 2014

A Holly Springs man is behind bars after a reported break-in Tuesday at the Pointe led to a vehicular, then on-foot pursuit along Blackjack Road.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brett Watson said deputies arrested Raphael A. Woods, 23, of 150 Rust Avenue in Holly Springs on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling, burglary breaking of an inner door, domestic violence and felony fleeing.

Holiday Bazaar revenues increase

December 11, 2014

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) has declared the 42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar held Dec. 3 and 4 at the Starkville Sportsplex a major success, with gross revenue growing by an estimated $20,000 compared with last year.

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