Archive - Nov 1, 2012
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.
By CARL SMITH
The Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex will extend its hours this weekend to accommodate absentee voters.
Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton says his office will open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for last-minute absentee voting. Those who choose to mail in their votes must have them postmarked by the deadline.
By NATHAN GREGORY
After more than seven hours of testimony, a decision on whether the city of Starkvilleâ€™s approval of a 20-year lease-purchase plan to issue certificates of participation for funding of a new municipal complex now lies in the hands of 14th Chancery District Judge Jim Davidson Jr.
The senior football players at Starkville High School can get out the brooms with a victory over the Neshoba Central Rockets tonight.
If the Yellowjackets can take care of business at home, they will cap back-to-back 7-0 seasons in Class 5A, Region 2, District 6. The kickoff against the Rockets is set for 7 p.m.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers know they just have to get through one game in order to secure a trip to Clinton and the State championship, but that one task will not be an easy one.
Tonight in Senatobia at 7 p.m., the Vols line up against a tough Magnolia Heights team.
Football may be ending this season for the Weir Lions and East Oktibbeha Titans, but both hope there are still games to be played beyond this year.
With the future of both teams uncertain, the players are just looking forward to putting it all aside and competing one last time at 7 p.m. in Crawford.
There are more and more Starkville Yellowjackets buzzing around the swimming pool for state championship competition.
When the team travels to Cleveland Saturday for the State championships, there are 25 Jackets participating.
Mississippi State basketball head coach Rick Ray is going to see how good his team really is beginning on Sunday.
The Bulldogs host William Carey at 4 p.m. in an exhibition game at Humphrey Coliseum.
The identity of the Mississippi State women's basketball team won't be established with tonight's exhibition game against Shorter College at Humphrey Coliseum.
In coach Vic Schaefer's mind, it's a continuing process for the Lady Bulldogs of how they handle their business on and off the court.