Archive - 2012
The signs are pointing to Christmas being near.
Sure, it's easy to notice the lights and the trees are going up everywhere and the presents are starting to appear.
All of that helps in the anticipation of the season, but there's an extra treat this time of the year for the local sports fan.
The number nine doesn't look the same to Alex Thompson as it did three years ago.
When Thompson began working with the boys basketball team at Starkville Christian School, nine represented the losses for his junior varsity Cougars the first year.
Things have changed since that time.
Starkville Rotary Club members gathered Monday to begin work on the organizationâ€™s annual dictionary donation project.
Larry Box, chairman of the dictionary committee, said Rotary District 6,820 sets in place a project to give every third grade child a personal dictionary.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will bring a motion before the Starkville Board of Aldermen at its meeting Tuesday to rescind all action pertaining to certificates of participation for new municipal facilities and replace it with a June 4, 2013 bond referendum for a $3.5 million police facility.
Before students returned to school Monday, Starkville School District educators and administrators said they already knew how important the first day back to work would be following Fridayâ€™s massacre which killed almost 30 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
For Mississippi State there are two phases to a bowl practices.
The first phase is getting the younger guys some reps and getting the veterans a break.
Sunday the first phase ended.
The Bulldogs capped off the first phase with a scrimmage inside the Palmeiro Center due to the rain.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs looked to a senior down the stretch when they needed a victory Sunday afternoon.
Darriel Gaynor scored all nine of her points in the second half as MSU won 67-57 in women's basketball action at Humphrey Coliseum.
After being shut out in the first half with only 6 minutes of play, Gaynor stepped up when her team needed scoring.
By STEVEN NALLEY
On the weekend of Dec. 1, two different Starkville School District robotics teams faced competition from miles away, and both returned with awards.
By MATT CRANE
Starkville residents will have the opportunity meet the staff of one of the cityâ€™s most influential organizations when the Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosts its Holiday Open House 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at its offices on Main Street.
By MATT CRANE
With Mississippi seeing an increase of flu cases this holiday season, OCH Regional Medical Center officials encourage residents to take advantage of the flu shot.
OCH Director of Infection Control Kim Roberts said the hospital has seen a rise in flu cases this year.