January 12th, 2012
TUPELO â€” Rev. Chester H. Mills, 90, a retired minister, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Mrs. Maudell Orsborn Hoover, 87, died at Country Meadows Assisted Living near Greenwood on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012.
Danny Carlisle welcomes one more year of doing what he loves doing most and that's influencing young people.
Even though he has won over 500 games in his 27 seasons as the head baseball coach at Starkville High School, it has always been about teaching the players lessons that will benefit them later in life.
The Starkville School District granted Carlisle the chance to coach the 2012 season at Tuesday night's board meeting.
Carlisle enters his 28th and final season with much anticipation and gratitude.
"I thank the administration and school board for giving me the opportunity to finish out with this group because it's a good group," Carlisle said. "I'm excited about it. My deal is do it for the kids and make a difference with them in a positive way."
Searching for a way to bounce back from a tough loss at Arkansas, the Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome the Tennessee Volunteers to the Humphrey Coliseum tonight for the Southeastern Conference home opener.
Mississippi State (13-3, 0-1) is 11-2 in SEC home openers under coach Rick Stansbury.Â The Bulldogs face a Volunteer (8-7) team that is riding high after their upset win over the Florida Gators.
â€śFirst off, they are very good," Stansbury said. "Anytime you do to Florida what they did to Florida, you know you are very good. Theyâ€™ve got a good balance inside and outside. Theyâ€™ve got some veterans, some guys that have been around. They are going to get after you defensively. Theyâ€™ll play extremely hard.â€ťÂ
The Bulldogs gave up a season-high 98 points to the Razorbacks the last time out but Stansbury didnâ€™t see that as an issue going forward. The sub-par defense was simply an aberration.
Two Southeastern Conference women's basketball teams needing a win play each other tonight in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
There are just 36 days remaining until Mississippi State returns to the baseball diamond as the Bulldogs open the 2012 season against Washington State University on Friday, Feb. 17.
At a meeting of the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau board Tuesday, Jennifer Gregory, vice president for tourism development with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, announced the money visitors spend on tourism in Oktibbeha County annually has increased nearly 25 percent over the last two years.
From 2009-2010, Gregory said, the Mississippi Development Authorityâ€™s tourism division reported an increase of nearly 10 percent, reaching about $65.2 million. She said such reports primarily account for money tourists spend on gas, food and hotels.
In 2011, Gregory said, tourism revenue reached about $74.9 million, an increase of about 14.8 percent. When the two consecutive increases are added together, she said, they approach a 25 percent increase over two years. She said this is a testament to the success of all the CVBâ€™s tourism partners, including Mississippi State University athletics, the Mississippi Horse Park, the Starkville Area Arts Council and others.
Starkvilleâ€™s Friends of the Library will present its ongoing series, Books and Authors, at noon today at the Starkville Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.
This month features Suzanne Marrsâ€™ â€śWhat There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell,â€ť chronicling the friendship between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Welty and Maxwell, her editor at â€śThe New Yorkerâ€ť magazine through 50 years of correspondence.
Welty herself wrote, â€śAll letters, old and new, are the still-existing parts of a life.â€ť
Reading the letters between these two friends and remarkable fiction writers brings Welty and Maxwell to life for readers.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Mississippi State University junior business management major Parker Stewart said he has always had business ideas, but he wanted to make one of them work.
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS