August 9th, 2012
By NATHAN GREGORY
Twenty-five years after its inception, the Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity program is celebrating a milestone when volunteers begin building the non-profitâ€™s 50th house.
One week before the high school football season kicks off, most teams are playing in some type of jamboree or playing an exhibition game.
For West Oktibbeha and East Webster, the two programs square off against each other tonight in Maben. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. following the West Lowndes and French Camp game at 6 p.m.
The college sports world is gearing up for the opening day of football season, and in just over three weekâ€™s the Southâ€™s favorite pastime will be at hand.
However Thursday in the Humphrey Coliseum, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were talking basketball.Â
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets believe they have taken the necessary steps to see success on the slow-pitch softball field this season.
After coming off the spring fast-pitch season and a summer of participating in the fast-pitch league at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Lady Jackets are hoping the work pays off in the slow-pitch game.
Three yards and a cloud of dust, thatâ€™s Mississippi State football.
At least, thatâ€™s the way many have historically perceived the Bulldogs.
However, this season MSU will have new look on offense.
By MATT CRANE
Officers from both the Mississippi State University and Starkville police departments are literally getting back on the bike.
Following last weekâ€™s four-day training period, 10 officers, eight from MSUPD and two from SPD, have been certified for bicycle patrol by the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Though there have been no reports of anyone in Oktibbeha County being infected with the West Nile virus since 2007, there has been an increase in cases statewide in the last month, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.
By STEVEN NALLEY
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted at its Tuesday meeting not to rehire its 12 bus monitors, choosing to install security cameras on the buses and giving drivers radio contact with school principals instead.
By GRACE STRAHAN
Somewhere between long days of kickball and running behind the mosquito truck, my sister and I would enjoy homemade pudding pops. We would sit on our front step or under the cool of our parentâ€™s carport with our popsicles in the plastic Tupperware molds. Our faces would be smeared with chocolate until we washed off under the water hose.