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November 19th, 2014

Stats show big numbers for interest in Miss. St.

November 19, 2014

When Mississippi State University’s football team wins, the points on their scoreboard, the fans in Davis Wade Stadium and the votes they receive for the College Football Playoff aren’t the only numbers that go up.
MSU officials now report that the team’s 9-1 record this season has driven up applications for admission and housing as well as visitors to MSU websites and social media accounts.

November 18th

Experience a key for Vol: Slaughter has improved his game during time at Starkville Academy

November 18, 2014

Experience has benefitted Starkville Academy defensive back Blake Slaughter.
As he looks back on his last two years with the Volunteers, Slaughter has noticed the progress.
"I've played a whole lot better this year compared to last year," Slaughter said. "Last year was my first year to actually start, so this year I came in with a little bit more experience."

Starkville Academy offense: Scheme has not changed much for Vols during season

November 18, 2014

If it is not broke, why fix it?
That has almost become the mentality of Starkville Academy’s offense this season.
Week in and week out, the Volunteers line up to run the “power counter, inside-outside zone” and aside from a few tweaks, the scheme has not changed much since game one.

SMITH ON SPORTS: SA Vols prove people wrong with title run

November 18, 2014

It's one thing to hope to be able to play for a state championships.
It's another to put the time and effort in and really believe that such a achievement can be reached.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers have done what it takes to make that type of season a reality.

MSU still alive for football playoff spot

November 18, 2014

Mississippi State is still alive for the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Or at least that's what the week four rankings showed that were released Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs (9-1, 5-1) are ranked No. 4, after spending the first three weeks as No. 1.

Man pleads guilty in armed robbery

November 18, 2014

A man accused of two counts of armed robbery received a 20-year sentence to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with 11 years suspended, nine to serve, after pleading guilty during the October-November Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term.

3 arrested in burglaries on Saturday

November 18, 2014

Starkville police arrested three local men allegedly involved in various burglaries over the weekend.
Officers arrested 31-year-old Elmer Oscar Norwood, of 284 Garrard Road, Saturday morning on suspicion of residential burglary and burglary of a church.

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Former secretary of state speaks to Rotary about political polarization

November 18, 2014

Former Mississippi Secretary of State Eric Clark spoke at Monday’s Starkville Rotary Club meeting, giving his opinions on the dangers of polarization in American politics.
When Clark was receiving his PhD in history, Bill Parish, who introduced Clark to the club, was one of his professors.

November 17th

Leslie Carol Taylor

November 17, 2014

Leslie Carol Taylor, 39, passed away on November 15, 2014 at her residence in Columbus, MS.  She was a graduate of Starkville Academy and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville.
She is survived by her parents, George and Glenda Taylor of Starkville, MS; brother, John Matthew (Matt) Taylor (Jennifer) of Marietta, GA; one niece and one nephew.

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