September 9th, 2014
There is some pretty good football going on in Starkville right now.
Along with the Mississippi State Bulldogs winning their first two games of the season, the Starkville Yellowjackets and Starkville Academy Volunteers are both 3-0.
Jameon Lewis was by far the best receiver on the Mississippi State squad a season ago.
He hauled in 64 catches, the same amount as the second and third best receivers combined, for 923 yards, more than the second and third best receivers combined. Robert Johnson was second on the team with 34 catches for 389 yards, while Malcolm Johnson pulled in 30 catches for 391 yards.
â€śYou can wrap it in Maroon and White.â€ť
That phrase gave chills to so many Mississippi State Bulldog fans and it made Jack Cristil famous, not only in Mississippi, but around the nation. The longtime â€śVoice of the Bulldogsâ€ť passed away Sunday at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extend illness.
ktibbeha County School District approved the final plans and budget for $2.2 million dollarsâ€™ worth of renovations for its elementary school at its monthly meeting Monday.
The meeting, which is normally scheduled for the first Monday of each month, was postponed one week due to Labor Day.
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A tour of Gulf States Manufacturing that a handful of Starkville city officials took Monday could soften one aldermanâ€™s approach to trying to set minimum commercial design standards â€” or at least tighten some of the language in his proposal.
When Raj Shaunak was a child living in Kenya, his father had the preamble to the American Constitution and a copy of the Gettysburg Address attached to the refrigerator.Â
Today, Shaunak is vice president for workforce and community services at East Mississippi Community College. He said his father believed there were two reasons why America was great.
Danny Carl Dorsey, 50, passed away on September 7, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Â He was the Meat Market Manager for Kroger and attended Pinelake Church in Starkville.Â He was an Alabama fan and loved motorcycles and he also loved to fish and cook and grill.Â He adored his wife, children, and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel S. Dorsey.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen took over the program in 2009, giving him just two seasons with legendary broadcaster Jack Cristil.
Cristil passed away Sunday at the age of 88 after a long battle with cancer, but the "Voice of the Bulldogs" and Mullen spent two football seasons together.Â
The words of legendary Mississippi State broadcaster Jack Cristil on Nov. 1, 1980 still sends chills up my spine.
"Bulldogs recover! Bulldogs recover! Bulldogs recover!"
It's probably the most famous call in MSU football history.
The Bulldogs played the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Jackson and there weren't many that gave State much of a chance that day.
For the second week in a row, Mississippi State's Preston Smith won the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week.
The senior becomes just the third Bulldog to win the honor twice, both Pernell McPhee and Fletcher Cox won it at least twice.
Smith is just the second to win the award in consecutive weeks. Cox won the award on Oct. 10 and 17 in 2011.