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Schaefer adapts to help SHS girls

January 31, 2013

Changes in life can be hard and no one understands that more than Starkville High School point guard Blair Schaefer.

In one year, the young athlete saw herself moving from College Station, Texas, to Starkville, which brought with it a new school, new people and a new role on the basketball court.

SA seniors enjoy successful season

January 31, 2013

It usually takes a strong senior class in order to have a successful season.

The Starkville Academy boys soccer team has found that to be true this year.

A total of nine seniors can be found on the Volunteer roster this season and they have led the team to a 10-win season and a spot in the upcoming Class AAA playoffs.

Walker emerges as 1st qualifier for Ward 4’s election

January 31, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University landscape architecture associate professor Jason Walker qualified Thursday to run as a Democrat for Ward 4’s alderman seat in this year’s municipal election.

Walker is a member of the Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission. He is the first candidate to qualify for the Ward 4 seat.

Perkins qualifies to run for 6th term

January 31, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Five-term Starkville Alderman Roy A. Perkins officially qualified Thursday to run as a Democrat for an unprecedented sixth term.

Hoblet chosen leader of veterinarian association

January 31, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The leader of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will also lead a total of 65 veterinary education organizations beginning this summer.

Chism: School merger bill passes House Education Committee

January 31, 2013

State Rep. Gary Chism confirmed an Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill with several amendments to the potential district's governance passed the Miss. House Education Committee today.

Miss. H.B. 716, as filed by Republican Rep. Toby Barker, would consolidate Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District into the Starkville Consolidated School District in 2015.

January 30th

Tough overtime loss: MSU falters in extra frame as Texas A&M wins 55-49

January 31, 2013

It looked like Mississippi State was going to cruise to an easy victory after a hot first half Wednesday night.

That wasn't the case.

The Bulldogs (7-12, 2-5) couldn't hold off the Texas A&M Aggies (13-7, 3-4) and dropped a 55-49 decision in overtime at Humphrey Coliseum.

MSU women want to follow first SEC win with another

January 30, 2013

The Mississippi State women's basketball team want to follow its first Southeastern Conference win with another.

After taking an emotional 72-57 decision over rival Ole Miss last Sunday, coach Vic Schaefer was proud of the way the Bulldogs went out in the second half, played determined basketball and got the job done.

SSD weighs in on Pickering’s MAEP analysis

January 30, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway addressed many of the concerns State Auditor Stacey Pickering raised about the Mississippi Adequate Education Program Wednesday, but he acknowledged that MAEP is imperfect and may need refining.

Starkville redistricting plan approved by DOJ

January 30, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The U.S. Department of Justice recently approved the redistricting plan adopted by the Starkville Board of Aldermen in August.

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