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East Webster proves to be too much for Weir

September 1, 2012

MABEN – The East Webster Wolverines proved to be too much for the Weir Lions as the Wolverines started their three-game home stretch with a 41-0 victory over the Lions Friday night.

East Webster improved its record to 3-0 for the season.

Starkville Academy loses 25-14 on road

September 1, 2012

SENATOBIA – The Starkville Academy Volunteers couldn't get a 14-12 half-time lead to stand up and lost a 25-14 decision to Magnolia Heights School on Friday night.

Starkville Academy, which fell to 1-2, won the statistical battle, but it did not equal out to a victory on the scoreboard.

Eupora beats Winona 22-13

September 1, 2012

WINONA – The Eupora Eagles totaled 269 yards and beat Winona 22-13 Friday night.

Vandy Smith got Eupora going when he scored on a 54-yard run in the first quarter.

Justin Lewis connected from 34 yards to give Eupora a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.

Minority leaders convene to raise graduation rates

September 1, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

Samuel Thomas Nichols remembers being unable to intercept the grades mailed to his home after his first semester of college and having to hear from his parents about those grades.

Local stores prepare for retail event

September 1, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

The second year of Bulldog Brunch and Browse begins Sunday, and city retailers say they are gearing up to introduce an influx of consumers to the best of Starkville shopping.

Officials to study Texas ID ruling

September 1, 2012

FROM WIRE REPORTS

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi secretary of state’s office will study a court ruling that struck down the Texas voter identification law to see if it might have an impact on Mississippi’s law.

August 30th

Presley: Rural areas need stronger cellular coverage

August 30, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spoke at the First Baptist Church gymnasium in Maben Thursday about several objectives regarding rural Mississippi communities the PSC is addressing.

County MCT2 results show inconsistencies

August 30, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Mississippi Department of Education released data this week showing percentages of students who earned proficient or advanced scores on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2), revealing growth among the Oktibbeha County School District’s elementary students but less consistent, weaker results among its high school students.

Labor Day gas prices should remain steep

August 30, 2012

FROM WIRE REPORTS

For Labor Day weekend, American consumers in 45 states will likely see the highest fuel prices they’ve ever seen at this time of year. Only motorists in Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming will be spared from record-high prices at the pump.

Officials: Football routes more than moving MSU fans

August 30, 2012

By CARL SMITH
sdnnews@bellsouth.net

Mississippi State University Shuttle Operations Manager Jeanette Bailey says transportation officials are ready for an influx of Bulldog fans this football season and are hopeful more visitors utilize the university’s game-day transportation systems.

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