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Loss of 5A title makes Oxford a hungry team

August 27, 2014

The Oxford Chargers were eight minutes away from a Class 5A State championship last December.
After establishing a 35-21 lead in the fourth quarter in Jackson, Oxford could not hold off Picayune as the Maroon Tide scored 21 unanswered points to claim the title.
The Chargers were disappointed that they could not finish the season strong in 2014 and are eager to make up for it this year.

East Rankin has momentum with win

August 27, 2014

The Starkville Academy Volunteers understand that traveling to face a team that won its first game of the season will not be easy.
After knocking off Lamar 42-21 to open football season Starkville Academy will travel south to face the 1-0 East Rankin Academy on Friday.

Walter A. Wood

August 27, 2014

Walter A. Wood, 83, passed away at his residence in Maben,
MS on August 27, 2014. He was the retired owner of
WW Distributors and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Wood.
His is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Manning of Maben,
MS; sons, Tommy Wood of Maben, MS, Stanley Wood
(Laurene) of Greenville, MS and Kenneth Wood (Teresa) of

Freshmen may not have to figure into MSU's plan

August 27, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen had no choice last year, but to burn redshirts for some true freshmen.

Starkville Academy softball falls to MRA at home

August 27, 2014

It takes the "whole package" to be successful.
For that reason, Starkville Academy coach Kayla Mosley is calling for more out of her softball team.

Food allergies become more prevalent in youth

August 27, 2014

Pasta, bread, pizza crusts, peanut butter, fried foods, beef, even certain types of chips — these are all foods that some of the most common food allergies keep kids from eating.
According to Ginny Hill, director of child nutrition for Starkville School District, some of the most common food allergies in students include wheat, peanuts and beef.

Police investigate alleged abduction

August 27, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is warning motorists to take care on the road after an alleged Monday night abduction ended with a local woman left on the side of a gravel road in Kemper County.

BOA mulls planning for capital outlay

August 27, 2014

The verdict is still out on whether Starkville's Board of Aldermen will endure the process of crafting a comprehensive capital improvements plan.

SSD offers update on strategy

August 27, 2014

Starkville School District's Strategic Planning Committee met at the Hilton Garden Inn Tuesday evening to review progress on the district's plan implementation and to look at what steps lay ahead for the new academic year.

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Building a solid foundation: Cub Scout recruitment up 27 percent this year

August 27, 2014

Cub Scout recruitment, which formally ended last week, saw a 27 percent increase over last year in the number of boys who signed up to join the scouting program.
Jeremy Whitmore, scout executive for Pushmataha Area Council, attributes the increase to publicity measures that were taken this year to inform every boy about scouting.

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