Archive - 2012
By STEVEN NALLEY
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.
By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
JACKSON â€” The Mississippi Supreme Court has sent the Legislature a message: If you want burglary considered a violent crime to catch more career criminals, youâ€™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.
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.
By MATT CRANE
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 â€śTwelfth Nightâ€ť 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Lee Hall.
By ANNE Dâ€™INNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer
NEW YORK â€” When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never.
This holiday shopping season, many stores havenâ€™t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they did last year. Instead, theyâ€™ve dangled offers of free shipping and no-fee layaways to lure shoppers.
By CARL SMITH
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.
COLUMBUS â€“ 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.
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.
COLUMBUS â€“ 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.
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.