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July 27th, 2012

Cohen, alumni welcome county freshmen to MSU

July 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

When John Cohen was at Mississippi State University, he had the opportunity to see Eudora Welty at a campus venue, but he missed it.

Cohen, now baseball coach at MSU, said he regrets the decision. At the time, he said, he didn’t think going to see an author, even a Pulitzer Prize winner like Welty, was “cool.”

Preservationists accelerate plans

July 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Historic Preservation made minor adjustments Tuesday to a new draft of historic preservation guidelines and called for a special meeting Aug. 13 to compete the guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

MSU's Renfroe has his number retired by Bethesda Big Train

July 27, 2012

Each summer the Mississippi State Bulldogs take their skills across the country to play summer baseball in a variety of leagues.

The goal is to hone their craft and return to Starkville a more complete player.

This summer Hunter Renfroe has certainly made the most of his opportunity by turning in a history-making performance.

Simpson becomes Mississippi State's 13th football commitment

July 27, 2012

Mississippi State now has 13 commitments for the 2013 signing class with the most recent commitment of defensive end Trent Simpson of Oxford, Ala.

Simpson, who made his commitment public on Friday, actually pledged to be a Bulldog last week. 

Hometown Healthcare

July 26th

New director of sanitation office sought

July 26, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Starkville is in the process of advertising for a new director of sanitation and environmental services after the person who held that position stepped down earlier this month.

Starkville Personnel Officer Randy Boyd confirmed Sharon Boyd, who had been employed with the city since November 1992, left her position and has moved out of Starkville.

C Spire request fails at meeting

July 26, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals rejected C Spire Wireless’s request for variances from city laws needed to erect a 100-foot cellular tower, opening a dialogue about possible changes to those laws at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

SPD charges La. fugitive with burglaries

July 26, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

A fugitive from Lafayette, La. is in custody at Oktibbeha County Jail and charged with four counts of burglary and one count of auto burglary.

Excel By 5 bash readies students for school year

July 26, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Excel By 5 Oktibbeha County Coalition will hold its annual Back to School Bash and Health Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Starkville Sportsplex, bringing together more than 50 organizations and service groups to help parents and students prepare for a new school year.

Bulldogs, Tar Heels meet again on court in Hawaii

July 26, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have known for a while they would make a return trip to Hawaii.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs learned they would match up with the Tar Heels of North Carolina in the first round of the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on Nov. 19. 

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