January 13th, 2012
By STEVEN NALLEY
For the first time in 10 years, Minnie Fox wonâ€™t be cooking for her own birthday party.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first of a two-part series on two Oktibbeha County schools and their individual performance. Part Two will run in the Sunday edition of Starkville Daily News.
By COLLEEN MCCARTHY
Several of the schools in the Oktibbeha County School District are facing serious pressure this school year to raise state standardized test scores.
Mississippi Department of Education representatives visited the Oktibbeha County School District Board of Trusteesâ€™ regular meeting on Monday and updated the board on the situation at East Oktibbeha County Elementary School and East Oktibbeha County High School. The department has spent the last few months working with the struggling schools to help improve not only test scores but student achievement.
All my friends think Iâ€™m crazy. No, wait.Â Letâ€™s make that,Â they are pretty certain Iâ€™ve finally flown over the cuckooâ€™s nest.Â I prefer to think of myself as frugalÂ â€” maybe even a tad cheap.
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
Mr. Larry C. Davis Jr., 37, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence in Starkville.
Donna Lynn Retherford Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
OKOLONA â€“ Mrs. Pauline â€śPollyâ€ť Jolly, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
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.
United States Representative Gregg Harper got an opportunity to climb into the driverâ€™s seat of the East Oktibbeha Volunteer Fire Departmentâ€™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 tankerâ€™s lights, sirens and other features.
When Harper climbed out, his words were few and his smile was wide.
â€śGuys, that was amazing,â€ť Harper said. â€śUnbelievable.â€ť