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January 13th, 2012

Celebrations of unity in our community

January 13, 2012

January 15 and 16 of 2012 shall be two beautiful days of our celebration of unity in our community because we have joined hands to form a cross to help make positive changes in our civil rights moveme

Larry Davis Jr.

January 13, 2012

Mr. Larry C. Davis Jr., 37, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence in Starkville.

Donna Weeks

January 13, 2012

Donna Lynn Retherford Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.

Polly Jolly

January 13, 2012

OKOLONA – Mrs. Pauline “Polly” Jolly, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

January 12th

Steal seals deal: Bost's defensive play secures MSU victory

January 13, 2012

Dee Bost now has 167 steals in his Mississippi State career.

The 167th was a pretty important one on Thursday night.

Bost stole a pass with 6 seconds and converted a slam dunk on the other end to help the Bulldogs preserve a 62-58 win over the Tennessee Volunteers in the Southeastern Conference home opener.

Tennessee inbounded the basketball in the frontcourt with 11 seconds remaining down by two when Bost took the ball from Trea Golden, the hottest Vol on the floor, and capped the scoring with his dunk with 4 seconds remaining.

Harper sees firefighting grant’s benefits first-hand

January 13, 2012

United States Representative Gregg Harper got an opportunity to climb into the driver’s seat of the East Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire Department’s newest truck Thursday.

Oktibbeha County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the truck is classified as a tanker, carrying 3,000 gallons of water and pumping at a rate of 750 gallons per minute. Greg Ball, EOVFD chief, joined Harper in the cab, demonstrating the tanker’s lights, sirens and other features.

When Harper climbed out, his words were few and his smile was wide.

“Guys, that was amazing,” Harper said. “Unbelievable.”

15 county convictions pardoned by Barbour

January 13, 2012

Included among the many full, conditional and medical pardons former Gov. Haley Barbour issued Tuesday were 15 convictions stemming from Oktibbeha County.

The fate of many pardons throughout the state is still undecided as the Mississippi Attorney General’s office reviews whether individuals properly issued public notifications in time to receive a Jan. 10 pardon by the outgoing governor.

Mississippi Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday temporarily blocking the release of a number of convicted felons who received pardons, medical releases or sentence suspensions. The injunction was given at the request of Miss. Attorney General Jim Hood.

Bulldogs turn up defense on Vols

January 13, 2012

It was a turn of 180 degrees for the Mississippi State defense Thursday night in Humphrey Coliseum.

The Bulldogs only allowed Tennessee to score 58 points in a 62-58 victory, which was better than the 98 points the Arkansas Razorbacks scored on them Saturday night in Fayetteville.

"Our defense didn't cross the Mississippi (River) going to Arkansas," MSU head coach Rick Stansbury said. "But I didn't panic because they were the only ones to score more than 75 against us. We did better tonight."

The Volunteers came in averaging 74.5 percent points per game. It was pretty obvious by halftime that UT was not going to reach its season average. They scored only 27 points in the first half.

Board to discuss strategic, capital plans at retreat

January 13, 2012

At its winter retreat Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, the Starkville Board of Aldermen will discuss new plans for developing the city’s municipal facilities, review its six-fold strategic plan and discuss ideas of its capital improvement plan.

The board will meet Friday from 1-5 p.m. at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to assess and amend the two-year-old strategic plan and discuss capital improvement plans Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. All aldermen are confirmed to attend the retreat with the exception of Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins.

The strategic plan is broken down into six specific categories: city services, comprehensive planning and land use, image, infrastructure, municipal complex and regional cooperation.

GTKC hosts dog show this weekend

January 13, 2012

This weekend in Starkville, the Mississippi Horse Park is literally going to the dogs. Beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-until, the Golden Triangle Kennel Club will host a dog show, competition and microchip clinic.

The entire arena floor will be divided into judging zones, grooming areas and vendor booths.

This event is free to the general public and concessions will be open throughout the show.

Golden Triangle Kennel Club Vice President Sonya Baird said people might be surprised to know how much goes into dog show judging.

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