Archive - Dec 2012
There were two words that came up quite frequently on the local sports front in 2012 - state championship.
Starkville High School football closed the year on a high note by winning the Class 5A State championship. That accomplishment was chosen as the top area sports story of 2012 by the Starkville Daily News staff.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â The Mississippi State defense has struggled defending a mobile quarterback this season.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs (8-4) face off against another signal caller that doesn't like to stay in the pocket. MSU plays No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs entered Saturdayâs basketball game with plans to protect their house.
The matchup against Troy provided the Bulldogs that opportunity and they took advantage by winning an 80-62 contest.
After managing a comeback win on Friday, MSUâs womenâs basketball coach Vic Schaefer was impressed with how his team came out the gates fighting.
By CARL SMITH
Starkvilleâs police and fire departments both earned important distinctions in 2012.
By BRETT ZONGKER
WASHINGTON â As New Yearâs Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming â his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be âforever free.â
By STEVEN NALLEY
Sturgis faced economic challenges in 2012 exacerbated by the Sturgis motorcycle rallyâs second year of cancellation, but Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner says the rally will be back on the table in early 2013.
By CARL SMITH
As congressmen return to work today in lieu of any potential Senate action to avert âfiscal cliffâ tax increases and austerity measures, Rep. Gregg Harper says he is hopeful a deal can be reached in time but he is not overly optimistic.
This is going to be a razzle-dazzle, bustling, glamorous and exciting year ahead beginning Tuesday. Let's dance in the year with a little razzmatazz, an early style of jazz music. I invite each of you to climb up in the old brown wooden swing dangling in our front yard and swing along with me as we together make our New Year's Resolutions.
My chore this week was to tame the convivial chaos of what was left over from Christmas 2012. As I attempted to shove some decorations under my bed, I found a book I bought nearly 12 years ago after Sept. 11, 2001. It was a delightful little volume which discussed a phenomenon called âGod winks.â