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February 17th

Miss. bills could lead to prayer in schools

February 17, 2013

By JEFF AMY
Associated Press

JACKSON (AP) — Supporters say bills to guarantee religious freedom in Mississippi public schools are meant to ensure students can talk about spiritual beliefs and aren’t deprived of their rights.

But some supporters also say the measures would legalize prayer before school audiences, and that makes people who advocate for separation of church and state uneasy.

Retiring Mullins has helped boost Mississippi education

February 17, 2013

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON — Over the past three decades in Mississippi, few people have matched Andy Mullins’ expertise in education policies and practices.

Long day becomes successful for MSU

February 17, 2013

It was a long day of baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but a successful one.

The No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs finished off a four-game sweep of the Portland Pilots with a 6-0 victory in game two of a doubleheader Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.

Vols, Mustangs meet in Class AAA playoffs

February 17, 2013

A score will be settled at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer field today.

After battling to a tie, not once but twice, during the regular season, the Starkville Academy Volunteers and Pillow Academy Mustangs meet in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs. The match is slated to begin at 3 p.m.

MSU has tough time offensively in loss to LSU

February 17, 2013

The Mississippi State Bulldogs found the going tough offensively against the LSU Lady Tigers Sunday afternoon, especially in the second half.

With only 16 points to show in the second 20 minutes of play, the Bulldogs didn't produce nearly enough to secure a Southeastern Conference victory and dropped a 63-41 decision to the Lady Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum.

February 16th

Museum discoveries on display for Black History

February 17, 2013

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

While Ruth Morgan's visit to Starkville's Church of the Living God was meant for gathering old photographs of the Do-Right Church in the Needmore Community, her search led to a surprising revelation and veritable historical jackpot.

Warren Doc Bell: A small gentleman with a big heart

February 17, 2013

It was Sept. 26, 1971 as my car headed towards Longview. I was cruising and looking for a face, a place and everything else to paint on that glorious day. Earlier, I had phoned my old baby nurse, Catherine Yeates, and told her I would pick her up so she could baby-sit Little Frank for a few hours. We all loved Catherine, and she was a sweet and dear part of our family.

2-17-13

February 17, 2013

Johnie Skinner

Johnie Skinner, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Bethel 
Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville with Rev. Roychester Young officiating.
Burial will follow at Bethel Church Cemetery of Starkville.
Visitation will be held 1-5 p.m Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 from West Memorial Chapel.

Twittering away time

February 17, 2013

I love to talk and especially love to hear myself talk — much to the chagrin of those with whom I share the planet. So, I’m understandably puzzled by the increase in texting and tweeting which involve no use of the vocal chords whatsoever.

Residents work to honor history of Needmore area

February 17, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

For the past year, Charles Evans has been working to bring history out of hiding.

The memories of April 21, 2008 when we went to the Boston Marathon still lingered in our hearts and souls on April 15...
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By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News General Wiley Norris Nash was one of Mississippi as well as Starkville’s most...
Creation is imagination, and being a visual artist I'm attempting to be creative, inventive, and imaginative. To...
Monday was a really bad day.  Huey P, my oversized HP laptop computer, just up and died. He had no symptoms indicating...

 

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