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Archive - 2012

December 23rd

City natives return from England for Christmas

December 23, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Lorenzo and Marianne Crowell live in Starkville, but their children are scattered across the country and the world. Anna Crowell lives in Washington, D.C.; Jimmy Crowell is moving to McLean, Va.; Larry Crowell lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ruth Crowell Wild lives in London, England.

Career criminals becoming an issue

December 23, 2012

By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has sent the Legislature a message: If you want burglary considered a violent crime to catch more career criminals, you’d better write it into the law.

A majority of the high court, in a Harrison County case, rejected home burglary as a crime of violence for the purpose of state sentence enhancement.

MSU's Holmes eyes offense

December 23, 2012

The Mississippi State football team is going to have good play at linebacker for some years to come.

There is freshman All-American Benardrick McKinney, junior Deontae Skinner, sophomore Ferlando Bohanna. Also true freshmen Richie Brown and Beniquez Brown are sitting out there first year on campus.

December 22nd

Arts grants help promote culture

December 22, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Working to realize her dream of presenting professional production of William Shakespeare at Mississippi State University, Professor Donna Clevinger has secured grants from across the Southeast to present “Twelfth Night” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Lee Hall.

Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

December 22, 2012

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK — When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never.

This holiday shopping season, many stores haven’t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they did last year. Instead, they’ve dangled offers of free shipping and no-fee layaways to lure shoppers.

Partnership hires Prather for events job

December 22, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has hired Jennifer Prather as its new special events and projects coordinator.

Prather, a former university events planner who has a prior background with the GSDP, will start her new job in early January.

Rising to the challenge: Lady Vols defeat Lady Rams 80-56

December 22, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers faced their second public school opponent of the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational in the form of the Lady Rams from Provine.

Heading into the game Lady Vols coach Glenn Schmidt knew her team was in for a battle, but her team rose to the challenge walking away with a 80-56 victory.

SMITH COLUMN: Things tougher than it seemed for Lady Vols

December 22, 2012

It was quite an impressive three days of basketball for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
The way they took care of business at the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Classic was especially noteworthy and worth the short drive over to Columbus to see.

After handling Noxubee County 75-31 on Friday, Starkville Academy came back with another strong effort on Saturday to defeat Provine 80-56.

SHS boys fall to Holt, Ala.

December 22, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Yellowjackets were able to play three decent quarters of basketball against Holt, Ala., on Saturday afternoon at the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational.

When the game consists of four quarters, only showing up for three isn't good enough for the Jackets right now.

MSU's Russell likes to spend time in the tree stand hunting

December 22, 2012

Many Mississippi State fans know quite a bit about the players on the field, but know little about the Bulldogs off the field.

For instance, punter Baker Swedenberg plays in a band.

Junior starting quarterback Tyler Russell spends most of his free time in the woods usually in a tree stand.

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