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August 20th

Starting on road not that 'big of a deal' for Lamar

August 20, 2014

Home field advantage has been one of the longest standing advantages for football teams, but Lamar School’s Mac Barnes begs to differ.
“Starting on the road just means you don’t have to mark the field,” Barnes said with a laugh. “It really isn’t that big of a deal for us because we are a pretty good road team. We don’t even think about it other than you have a longer drive to get to the field.”

First season of M.B.A. league considered a success

August 20, 2014

The first year of the Mississippi Basketball Association youth league was considered a success and plans have already begun for the future.
M.B.A. director Fred Tate said "this first year was great and the kids had fun."

Choctaw County sports youth, talented squad

August 20, 2014

ACKERMAN – The Choctaw County Lady Chargers may be young, but they are talented.
Considering Choctaw County’s 3-1 overall and 2-0 division start in volleyball, that seems to be a very fitting statement, but ask coach Gary Beals and he will tell you the season is just beginning.

City utilities going digital

August 20, 2014

Starkville aldermen gave city utilities the go-ahead Tuesday evening to implement an automatic metering program that aims to both make the utilities more efficient and improve the customer experience.

Supes have first draft of comprehensive plan

August 20, 2014

The first draft of Oktibbeha County’s comprehensive plan is complete and supervisors will now have time to review it and suggest changes.

Pilot Club says farewell to longstanding member

August 20, 2014

It was bittersweet Monday night as the Pilot Club of Starkville honored longtime member Molly Howard.
Monday was Howard's last meeting before she retires to Georgia to be closer to her family, said Allyson Leitner, Pilot Club president.

August 19th

Bulldogs have candidates to fill right offensive tackle

August 19, 2014

Mississippi State was already going to have to replace a right tackle this season, but now they have another problem.
It was announced Monday that senior Damien Robinson was lost for the season after tearing his ACL.
Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach John Hevesy feels comfortable in finding someone to fill the hole left by Robinson.

Jackets, Volunteers have the capability to thrive on defense

August 19, 2014

Defense could be the name of the game in Starkville this football season.
If what took place in preseason jamborees last weekend is any indication, opponents of the Starkville Yellowjackets and Starkville Academy Volunteers might not see very many points appear on their side of the scoreboard.

Lady Yellowjackets drop highly-competitive match

August 19, 2014

Never did more than two points separate Starkville High School and Madison Central at the end of a set during Tuesday night's volleyball match.
It was a true battle through and through, but at the end of the day, consistency and "hustle" paid off as the Lady Jaguars claimed a 3-0 victory (27-25, 25-23, 25-23).

ZZ Top scheduled to play at MSU

August 19, 2014

ZZ Top will perform at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum Oct. 30, bringing its famed beards, spinning guitars and Top 40 hits to the Starkville community.

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