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August 13th, 2012

With beans, options for good recipes are infinite

August 13, 2012

BY Pamela Redwine
Nutrition & Food Safety Area Agent 

Beans are pretty amazing. They are high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, yet low in sodium and fat. Beans can be magically transformed from a handful of pebbles to a pot full of deliciousness that has a small price tag and big flavor.

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Federal changes coming to local school cafeterias

August 13, 2012

President Barack Obama may have signed the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act into law in 2010, but the act is not yet in full effect.

Beverly Lowry, director of child nutrition for the Starkville School District, said the legislation only entered its implementation phase this year. Training on the new regulations was not available until July, she said.

MSU students care for tiger cubs in South Africa

August 13, 2012

Right now Starkville resident and Mississippi State University student Jake Read is just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa providing care to tiger and lion cubs.

His unique opportunity to take a two-week trip to the country was provided through GoEco, a volunteer organization established in 2005.

Preservation guide nearing final drafting

August 12, 2012

The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will hold a specially called meeting Aug. 13 to complete the historic preservation guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

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Myles leads Yellowjackets: SHS quarterback helps offense during jamboree

August 12, 2012

COLUMBUS – It was unclear how much Gabe Myles was going to play Saturday night.

When it was all said he done, he had taken every offensive snap for Starkville High School in its 14-0 victory over the New Hope Trojans in the New Hope Jamboree Saturday night.

"I feel more comfortable because I know the offense," Myles said. "It's my offense. I feel like I'm at home."

Renasant puts premium on local supplies, people

August 12, 2012


When a new bank comes to town, Rob Winklepleck says the bank typically brings its own construction contractor with it.

“Wherever home is for them is where they usually bring their contractors from,” Winklepleck, a project manager with West Brothers Construction, said.

Depth on defensive line proves strong for the Bulldogs

August 12, 2012

Mississippi State fans often talk of the days of dominate defense.

The Bulldogs have been pretty salty on that side of the ball throughout the school’s history.

MUW’s Borsig to be featured at TTC meeting

August 12, 2012


Mississippi University For Women president Jim Borsig will discuss MUW’s economic impact on the local community at a meeting of the Town and Tower Club at 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Mary Ellen Pope Banquet Hall in MUW’s Hogarth Dining Center.

Evans, Spruill receive tribute

August 12, 2012


Community members hoping to get a seat at the Okitbbeha County Heritage Museum’s fundraiser, “Denim and Diamonds,” have until Monday to claim their ticket for the western-themed affair.

SMITH COLUMN: Good character important part of any program

August 12, 2012

The Honey Badger took a hit last week.

As good as Tyrann Mathieu was on the football field, he could not avoid the off-the-field downfall that led to him being dismissed by the LSU Tigers on Friday.

LSU officials said that Mathieu was no longer a part of the team for breaking an athletic department rule.

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