January 10th, 2012
Officials with West Pointâs Navistar Defense, LLC announced the company received an $880 million order to upgrade Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps Tuesday.
An Associated Press report on the contract said the work force of about 100 at the Navistar plant will begin upgrading 2,717 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles in January and finish in October 2013. The report also says the upgrade entails removing the body from each vehicle and installing a new rolling chassis system, which will improve off-road performance.
West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said the order was wonderful news for the city.
âAny time you get a contract that large, itâs good news,â Jones said.
This order shows why Navistar is crucial to West Pointâs economic well-being, Jones said. The city benefits from both the sales tax employees generate and the taxes Navistar pays on personal property and inventory, he said.
Mississippi State fans must be prepared to make a difficult decision come Saturday afternoon.Â The beloved New Orleans Saints travel west to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
It just so happens that one of the most praised Bulldogs to those who bleed maroon, Anthony Dixon, plays for San Francisco, leaving the choice, who to cheer for?
The beloved former Bulldog will take the field with the 49ers in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.Â In doing so Dixon, who is in his second NFL season, will take the field in the postseason for the first time.
âMan, Iâm excited. You know, coming up as a youngâun this is what you dream of,â said Dixon, who has four career touchdowns in the NFL. âI watched all those games on NFL Saturday and NFL Sunday. I know me personally I always said, âman Iâd love to be a part of that action. Iâd like to see what that whole ride is about.â To do this is really going to be a dream come true, you know.â
Starkville's Jacolby Mobley stole the show in the Beehive Tuesday evening.
Mobley stung the Aberdeen Bulldogs for 35 points in route to the Yellowjacketsâ 94â61 win.
Starkville (14-2) entered the showdown with the top team in 3A basketball without Gavin Ware, who did not play due to a coaching decision, leaving the Jackets searching for players to step up in his absence.
âI knew everybody was going to need to step up and do a little bit more of everything,â said Starkville boys coach Greg Carter. âI needed them to step up and help with not just scoring but rebounding, defending, helping in the post, helping on drivesâŠjust a little bit of everything.Â I thought everybody did that tonight.Â It was a total team effort defensively.â
COLUMBUS â The Starkville Lady Volunteers ventured across the Tombigbee River Tuesday night and head coach Glenn Schmidt was hoping they would take their good shooting with them.
It didn't take long for Schmidt to find out the answer to that question.
The Lady Volunteers scored the first 10 points of the game and went on to defeat the Heritage Lady Patriots 67-42.
"When you are shooting like that, you are running and able to rebound, that sets a tone for the game," Schmidt said. "You have to take the offense on the road. We hit the outside shots, but I was surprised that we got so many."
ACKERMAN â The East Webster High School girls' basketball team used a strong second half Tuesday night to slip by Ackerman.
The Lady Wolverines overcame being down at halftime to beat the Lady Indians 62-52.
Ackerman led 33-31 at the intermission, but East Webster head coach Mandy Fondren inspired her team in the locker room to get the victory.
"I just asked what's the first thing it takes to win and they said 'a good attitude,'" Fondren said of what went on in the locker room at half. "We talked about that. We made a few adjustments on our transition defense and we talked about our new defense and we were going to attack the second half defensively and they came out with good attitudes and they came out ready to win."
Admittedly, I am a crock pot snob. Not that I donât love the whole âeasy, dinner is done, one potâ thing.
The experts tell us that New Yearâs Resolutions are more likely to be carried out if we 1) set reasonable goals, and 2) break those goals into bite-sized pieces.
A suspect allegedly involved in a Monday shooting at 1816 Stowood Road has been charged with murder, according to Oktibbeha County Deputy Sheriff Chadd Garnett.
Bail for Kewon Delarryous Doss, 19, of 1816 Stowood Road, will be set Wednesday. It is not currently known what time he will appear before the Oktibbeha County Justice Court. He is charged with killing 38-year-old Larry Davis, his uncle, with what authorities are saying is a medium caliber handgun.
The pursuit for Doss, which Garnett said lasted approximately five hours, ultimately took officers to a pasture in the Rock Hill Road area in eastern Oktibbeha County. When deputies returned to the sheriff's office to develop a new search plan, Doss, with the assistance of family members, turned himself in at approximately 9:45 p.m.
EUPORA â Mr. Frank Reid, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.