The Daily Press http://starkvilledailynews.com http://starkvilledailynews.com/apfeed.xml--1 Starkville Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-31T10:12:46-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20327Legislature equalizes school millage for city, county: County officials concerned by state-mandated tax plan2015-03-31T10:12:46-04:002015-03-31T10:12:46-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsGovernor Phil Bryant must take action on the bill by April 1. If finalized, the bill would raise tax rates for citizens in the Oktibbeha County School District and lower the millage rate for citizens in the Starkville School District, according to SSD and Oktibbeha County estimates. The two school districts will officially merge July 1, forming the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSJAMES CARSKADONLegislature equalizes school millage for city, county: County officials concerned by state-mandated tax planStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20327Change0Usable2015-03-31T10:12:46-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20326Board of Alderman names Yarbrough Fire Chief2015-03-31T10:10:57-04:002015-03-31T10:10:57-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsYarbrough, who previously served as SFD’s training officer, will succeed former chief Rodger Mann, who retired at the end of February after a 30-plus year career with the department.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSALEX HOLLOWAYBoard of Alderman names Yarbrough Fire ChiefStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20326Change0Usable2015-03-31T10:10:57-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20325Butler Talks tech at Rotary2015-03-31T10:09:39-04:002015-03-31T10:09:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsThe Internet of Things, as Butler described it, is moving connectivity beyond the realm of people to further include physical aspects and computation systems.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSALEX HOLLOWAYButler Talks tech at RotaryStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20325Change0Usable2015-03-31T10:09:39-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20301Madison Central uses big inning to beat SHS2015-03-28T00:52:09-04:002015-03-28T00:52:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsIn the game of high school baseball, however, it usually takes seven innings to determine a winner, unless a run rule, weather or extra innings are needed.Madison Central scored seven runs on six hits in the fourth frame and left Starkville with an 8-4 win over the Jackets.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSDANNY P. SMITHMadison Central uses big inning to beat SHSStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20301Change0Usable2015-03-28T00:52:09-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20270Innovation Park plans put on hold2015-03-24T11:27:59-04:002015-03-24T11:27:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsLINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said the planned site for the park (near the intersection of Highways 25 and 182) failed in the due diligence stage when it became apparent there was a possibility for the site to have prehistoric Native American remains. Higgins said it would have cost an additional $1.7 million or more to examine any potential remains and make the site shovel ready. An additional factor in recommending the move away from the project was the time it would take to complete the exploration. Higgins said working around the cultural remains would add an additional 18 months to the timeline of building the park. <strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSJAMES CARSKADONInnovation Park plans put on holdStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20270Change0Usable2015-03-24T11:27:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20269Final Unity Park plaque unveiled2015-03-24T11:26:35-04:002015-03-24T11:26:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily News<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSALEX HOLLOWAYFinal Unity Park plaque unveiledStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20269Change0Usable2015-03-24T11:26:35-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20268Supervisors mull comprehensive plan, potential ordinances2015-03-24T11:22:49-04:002015-03-24T11:22:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily News<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSJAMES CARSKADONSupervisors mull comprehensive plan, potential ordinancesStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20268Change0Usable2015-03-24T11:22:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20267Art show opens for juror in Cotton District Art’s Festival2015-03-24T11:21:28-04:002015-03-24T11:20:21-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsStarkville Area Arts Council’s Art in Public Places (AiPP) committee will host a reception for the exhibit from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, where Whitfield will be present.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSCONNOR GUYTONArt show opens for juror in Cotton District Art’s FestivalStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20267Change0Usable2015-03-24T11:20:21-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20261Bulldogs land Howland: Past National Coach of Year hired to become 20th coach in MSU men's basketball history2015-03-23T21:02:27-04:002015-03-23T21:02:27-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsMSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin shared the news via Twitter with a picture of himself and Howland holding a cowbell. Howland becomes the 20th head coach in MSU program history and he will be introduced at a 2:30 p.m. press conference inside Humphrey Coliseum. Fans are invited. ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported earlier in the day that Howland and MSU were close to a deal.Howland takes over for Rick Ray who was fired after three seasons. He went 37-60 during his first head coaching job.“We have a coach who is a proven winner that’s taken three schools to the NCAA Tournament,” Stricklin said of Howland in a school release. “Ben is someone who is ready to invest in the people of Mississippi and Bulldogs everywhere, while bringing championship basketball back to the Hump. Mississippi State basketball can compete at the highest level, just as several of our other teams have done in recent years, and I’m excited to have coach Howland lead us back to that level.”Howland spent 10 seasons at UCLA before being fired in April of 2013. During his time with the Bruins, he went to three-straight Final Fours from 2006-08, including a runner-up in 2006. He also won the Pac-12 regular season title in his final season.Before going to Los Angeles, Howland coached at Northern Arizona and Pittsburgh. He won league titles at both schools. While with the Lumberjacks and Panthers, Howland made three NCAA Tournament appearances and two National Invitational Tournament appearances.While at Pittsburgh, Howland won several National Coach of the Year awards for the 2001-02 season. The Panthers went to the Sweet 16 that season.The 57-year old owns a 401-206 overall record. “I’m just so humble and grateful to be the new basketball coach at Mississippi State University,” Howland said. “I’m elated and excited with the opportunity to build a consistent winner here at State. I know we have some of the greatest fans in the country and I look forward to making them proud of our team and our efforts. Hail State.”Howland hasn't coached the past two seasons, and has been a color commentator for both Fox Sports and NCB Sports college basketball broadcasts.“I am impressed with coach Howland’s resume,” MSU president Dr. Mark E. Keenum said. “He has been successful at the highest levels of college basketball, and I have every confidence he will bring that same proven, winning formula to Mississippi State as well. I know the MSU family will embrace coach Howland and his family and will fully support his efforts to put our Bulldog basketball team in position to compete for championships.”MSU loses only two players from this year's squad in forward Roquez Johnson and guard Trivante Bloodman. The Bulldogs bring back the top two scorers from this season in guard Craig Sword and center Gavin Ware. Sword averaged 11.3 points a game and was an All-Southeastern Conference second team selection. Former Starkville High School standout Ware scored 10 points and pulled down a team-high 7.1 rebounds a game during his junior campaign.Both will be seniors along with guard Fred Thomas, who were a part of Ray's first recruiting class.Starkville, MSBEN WAITBulldogs land Howland: Past National Coach of Year hired to become 20th coach in MSU men's basketball historyStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20261Change0Usable2015-03-23T21:02:27-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:20258Reports: Howland to become next MSU men's coach2015-03-23T14:49:37-04:002015-03-23T14:49:37-04:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsNBCSports.com was the first to report the possibility that Howland would be a candidate to replace Rick Ray as coach of the Bulldogs, then ESPN and CBSSports.com quickly followed.On Monday, many other reports surfaced.ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that MSU and Howland have reached a verbal agreement and that Howland was on his way to Starkville.State has not scheduled a press conference as of early Monday afternoon and officials at the school have had no comment to this point.Howland spent 10 seasons at UCLA before being fired in April of 2013. During his times with the Bruins, he went to three-straight Final Fours from 2006-08, including a runner-up in 2006. He also won the Pac-12 regular season title in his final season.Before going to Los Angeles, Howland coached at Northern Arizona and Pittsburgh. He won league titles at both schools. Howland owns a 399-208 overall record. He hasn't coached the past two seasons, and has been a color commentator for both Fox Sports and NBC Sports college basketball broadcasts.MSU fired Rick Ray after three seasons on Saturday. He went 37-60 in his first head coaching job.Starkville, MSSDN staffReports: Howland to become next MSU men's coachStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:20258Change0Usable2015-03-23T14:49:37-04:00