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Close to time for turf: Starkville's Miller optimistic field will be ready on time

August 6, 2014

Concern has turned into optimism that the Starkville High School football stadium will be ready by the first game of the season.

Knicks acquire Starkville's Outlaw from the Kings in four-player deal

August 6, 2014

Starkville native Travis Outlaw is bringing his skills back to the East Coast.
The New York Knicks announced on Wednesday that they have acquired Outlaw and fellow forward Quincy Acy from the Sacramento Kings for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler.

Big expectations placed on MSU's Jones

August 6, 2014

Chris Jones' joking attitude may take a backseat this season.
The Mississippi State sophomore defensive lineman enters his second season with big expectations on his shoulders. He was a highly sought after recruit out of Houston High School and didn't disappoint in his first year with the Bulldogs.
With those expectations, Jones may be locked in more this season than he was last.

Bulldogs evaluating line after losing two starters

August 6, 2014

Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach John Hevesy will decide on game day who his starters up front will be.
He lost two starters from the 2013 squad in left guard Gabe Jackson, who is now playing for the Oakland Raiders and right tackle Charles Siddoway. 

McKell calls time on field and court at SA a 'blessing'

August 6, 2014

Excitement over the first day of school is sweeping throughout the area, particularly for the youngest ones who are for the first time entering kindergarten.
Senior Anna McKell remembers her first day at Starkville Academy and looking back, there is no where she would rather spend her academic and athletic career.

Eupora Braves 14-under squad finishes second at USSSA WS

August 6, 2014

Area baseball has enjoyed much success this season.
From All-Star State champions to Dizzy Dean consolation bracket champions, there have been numerous success stories. 
One more team earned a spot in the conversation as the Eupora Braves, a 14-under AA baseball team, concluded their season with a second-place finish at the USSSA World Series.

City will fund industrial park - Motion to enter purchase agreement with Cadence fails

August 6, 2014

When Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins walked into Starkville City Hall Tuesday evening, he needed $5 million. After his hour-long presentation to Starkville’s Board of Aldermen, all he needed was a place to sit down and catch his breath.

Starkville boy donates summer savings to SPD

August 6, 2014

For one Starkville boy, a summer-long lesson in financial responsibility culminated with a personal donation to Starkville Police Department Tuesday afternoon in the city hall courtroom.

Nate Stockton, 6, saved up his change as he spent the summer with his grandparents. On Tuesday, he presented his collected savings — $57 in total — to the department.

Man sentenced in Eupora PD officer’s death

August 6, 2014

GRENADA — Brandon Johnson, 27, of Orlando Fla., received two concurrent 40-year sentences without a chance for parole or early release Tuesday for his role in the 2013 death of a Eupora Police Officer.

Kiwanis hears presentation on MSU Steinway Initiative

August 6, 2014

Mississippi State is a school known for its engineering and agricultural programs.

But with the music department’s Steinway Initiative, the arts may soon be making more of an impact on campus now, as well.

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