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December 12th

Jackets well represented: Trio of players, coach of SHS join at Classic

December 13, 2014

There are three players that Jamie Mitchell won't have to worry about too much when he coaches the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic today.
The Starkville High School coach has three of his former players with him in Montgomery, Ala., as quarterback Brady Davis, wide receiver Raphael Leonard and kicker Michael Godley are on the roster.

MSU hits practice fields with high energy

December 13, 2014

It's been almost a week since the Mississippi State Bulldogs hit the football practice fields.
They made up for that on Friday afternoon.
MSU practiced for the first time since learning of its bowl destination - the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami. It was a cold afternoon that led into night, but head coach Dan Mullen was excited with what he saw.

MSU looks to end road losing skid

December 13, 2014

All signs pointed to the Mississippi State Bulldogs ending a long road losing streak last weekend at Tulane.
The Bulldogs didn't do it as they lost 59-54 to the Green Wave in New Orleans, La.

West Oktibbeha teams split home outings

December 13, 2014

MABEN – West Oktibbeha's girls commanded attention Friday evening on the basketball court.
Led by Shannon Tate with 19 points the Lady Timberwolves knocked off visiting Montgomery County 57-21.

Starkville Christian girls stay close, lose in end

December 13, 2014

PHEBA – The Starkville Christian Lady Cougars stayed in striking distance of the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles early and late in their basketball game on Friday night, but never saw a lead.
Starkville Christian forced a 2-2 tie early in the first quarter, cut a Hebron lead to two points in the second and to one point in the fourth quarter.

Consolidation to cost 23 teaching jobs

December 12, 2014

As Oktibbeha County School District’s time runs shorter — with its state-mandated consolidation with Starkville School District taking effect July 1, 2015 — so too is time for some of the county district’s teachers and administrators. Exactly how many OCSD faculty won’t make the cut is now becoming a clearer picture.

DAK FILES LAWSUIT

December 12, 2014

A Mississippi State spokesperson says quarterback Dak Prescott is suing an apparel company for using his likeness without permission.
Columbus television station WCBI reported that a lawsuit has been field in the Oktibbhea County Circuit Court asking a judge to stop Christian Matthew from printing and selling shirts that say “Dak Attack” and “Dak Dynasty.”

Donations, volunteers up for Red Kettle campaign

December 12, 2014

The Starkville Salvation Army is halfway through its 2014 Red Kettle Campaign and on track to meet its goal for this year.
As of Thursday morning, The Salvation Army was 56 percent of the way to the $40,000 goal set for this year, said Katie Walker, Service Center Manager of the Starkville Salvation Army. Last year’s drive fell short of the $40,000 goal by about $3,000.

December 11th

Willie B. Johnson

December 11, 2014

Mr. Willie B. Johnson, 67, of Crawford, Mississippi died Sunday, December 7,  2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church, Crawford, Mississippi with Bishop Bobby L. McCarter, Sr., officiating.

Triple option of Tech will be tough for MSU

December 11, 2014

College football offenses have morphed into spread, up-tempo, speed-type attacks.
Mississippi State uses a spread offense with a little bit of up-tempo sprinkled in. Head coach Dan Mullen perfected the offense when he was the offensive coordinator at Florida and won two national championships.

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