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January 11th, 2012

Carlisle excited about opportunity

January 11, 2012

Danny Carlisle welcomes one more year of doing what he loves doing most and that's influencing young people.

Even though he has won over 500 games in his 27 seasons as the head baseball coach at Starkville High School, it has always been about teaching the players lessons that will benefit them later in life.

The Starkville School District granted Carlisle the chance to coach the 2012 season at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Carlisle enters his 28th and final season with much anticipation and gratitude.

"I thank the administration and school board for giving me the opportunity to finish out with this group because it's a good group," Carlisle said. "I'm excited about it. My deal is do it for the kids and make a difference with them in a positive way."

Dogs vs. Vols: MSU looking to bounce back at home after tough SEC loss

January 11, 2012

Searching for a way to bounce back from a tough loss at Arkansas, the Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome the Tennessee Volunteers to the Humphrey Coliseum tonight for the Southeastern Conference home opener.

Mississippi State (13-3, 0-1) is 11-2 in SEC home openers under coach Rick Stansbury. The Bulldogs face a Volunteer (8-7) team that is riding high after their upset win over the Florida Gators.

“First off, they are very good," Stansbury said. "Anytime you do to Florida what they did to Florida, you know you are very good. They’ve got a good balance inside and outside. They’ve got some veterans, some guys that have been around. They are going to get after you defensively. They’ll play extremely hard.” 

The Bulldogs gave up a season-high 98 points to the Razorbacks the last time out but Stansbury didn’t see that as an issue going forward. The sub-par defense was simply an aberration.

Lady Bulldogs, Lady Tide search for first SEC victory

January 11, 2012

Two Southeastern Conference women's basketball teams needing a win play each other tonight in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

MSU baseball team gets back to work

January 11, 2012

There are just 36 days remaining until Mississippi State returns to the baseball diamond as the Bulldogs open the 2012 season against Washington State University on Friday, Feb. 17.
 

CVB: Tourist spending grows in Starkville

January 11, 2012

At a meeting of the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau board Tuesday, Jennifer Gregory, vice president for tourism development with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, announced the money visitors spend on tourism in Oktibbeha County annually has increased nearly 25 percent over the last two years.

From 2009-2010, Gregory said, the Mississippi Development Authority’s tourism division reported an increase of nearly 10 percent, reaching about $65.2 million. She said such reports primarily account for money tourists spend on gas, food and hotels.

In 2011, Gregory said, tourism revenue reached about $74.9 million, an increase of about 14.8 percent. When the two consecutive increases are added together, she said, they approach a 25 percent increase over two years. She said this is a testament to the success of all the CVB’s tourism partners, including Mississippi State University athletics, the Mississippi Horse Park, the Starkville Area Arts Council and others.

Starkville Library program features Welty connoisseur

January 11, 2012

Starkville’s Friends of the Library will present its ongoing series, Books and Authors, at noon today at the Starkville Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.

This month features Suzanne Marrs’ “What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell,” chronicling the friendship between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Welty and Maxwell, her editor at “The New Yorker” magazine through 50 years of correspondence.

Welty herself wrote, “All letters, old and new, are the still-existing parts of a life.”

Reading the letters between these two friends and remarkable fiction writers brings Welty and Maxwell to life for readers.

Student uses business plan to promote safety

January 11, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY

Mississippi State University junior business management major Parker Stewart said he has always had business ideas, but he wanted to make one of them work.

Court halts release of 21 Miss. inmates

January 11, 2012

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

January 10th

SCT performs ‘Cabin’ before MTA competition

January 11, 2012

Starkville Community Theatre will perform its production of “Cabin 12” Thursday at McComas Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. The play begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. SCT members said this play contains language and situations some may find offensive and is not appropriate for children.

“Cabin 12,” a one-act play written by John Bishop, is SCT’s submission to this weekend’s Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in Gulfport. The play is directed by Kris Lee and features cast members Paul Ruff, Ben Lang, Rick Jordan and Jessica Taylor.

Matt Crane, MTA public relations director for Starkville, said the competition challenges the community theatre’s ability to put on a one-act show within the confines an hour.

Doss charged with murder; bail set today

January 11, 2012

A suspect allegedly involved in a Monday shooting death at 1816 Stowood Road has been charged with murder, Oktibbeha County Deputy Sheriff Chadd Garnett said.

Bail for Kewon Delarryous Doss, 19, of 1816 Stowood Road, will be set today. The time he will appear before the Oktibbeha County Justice Court is unknown. Doss is charged with killing 38-year old Larry Davis, his uncle, with what authorities say is a medium caliber handgun.

The pursuit for Doss, which Garnett said lasted approximately five hours, ultimately took officers to a pasture in the Rock Hill Road area in eastern Oktibbeha County. When the main officers returned to the sheriff’s office to determine a new plan for finding him, Doss, with assistance from family members, turned himself in at approximately 9:45 p.m.

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