August 16th, 2012
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkvilleâ€™s May 2012 sales tax revenue fell $25,480.43 from May 2011â€™s but rebounded in June, eclipsing June 2011â€™s total by $25,244.44.
Figures for May 2012 were $442,991.06, a 5.44 percent dip from May 2011, while June 2012â€™s total reached $444,896.78, a 6.02 percent increase from June 2011.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell has been in search of a center and long snapper during the preseason.
Going into tonight's game, Mitchell believes he has found two players in Jalen Henderson and Chris Rogers who can handle the task.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers look to build on the momentum of a successful 2011 football season.
The Volunteers made an appearance in the Class AAA, Division II State championship game, but lost to Washington School.
SA opens the season on the road at St. Andrew's tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The East Webster Wolverines may be playing a Class A squad, but it will be no pushover.
The Wolverines open the season on the road at Vardaman tonight at 7:30 p.m.
"We know we have a very tough opponent," East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. "Vardaman is one of the No. 1 teams in 1A. They have a great coaching staff, a good team and going to be a very tough game for us."
The Starkville High School girls' volleyball team learned early in the year what it took to be a successful team.
That was witnessed by those who attended Thursday night's match in the Beehive when the Lady Yellowjackets beat division foe Ridgeland 3-0.
"It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."
That old saying is more true at certain times than others.
When it comes to the 10th annual College Exposure Softball Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex Saturday, it's important for the players to put on a good show.
It was a good start of the second half for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Volunteers got what they wanted with a goal to break a 0-0 deadlock at halftime and things appears to be moving in a positive direction.
However, Starkville Academy allowed three unanswered goals and lost a 3-1 decision to Pillow Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.
By MICHAEL WARDLAW
It has been talked about for over a year and dreamt about considerably longer. On Wednesday the dream of expanding Davis Wade Stadium took the final step toward becoming a reality with the official announcement of $75 million expansion.
By STEVEN NALLEY
For Lisa Sollie, itâ€™s worth a 198-mile round trip to Starkville to provide Mississippi State Universityâ€™s ice cream for the right kind of party.
Sollie, project coordinator in recruiting and marketing for MSU-Meridian, said the MSU Student Association in Meridian makes a point of securing MSUâ€™s ice cream for a â€śWelcome Backâ€ť week.
By STEVEN NALLEY
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval for repurposing a Whitfield Street commercial building as a place of worship for Tribe Judah Ministries, adding an extra condition to address parking issues.