May 11th, 2015
Robbie Faulk has joined the Starkville Daily News sports staff as the high school beat writer.
Faulk is a December 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication and has since gained experience as a writer of college and high school sports.
Wes Rea's senior season at Mississippi State has been a step up from his junior campaign.
The first baseman was recognized for it on Monday.
Rea was one of five finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman made it four-for-four on Sunday night.
During the NCAA Softball Selection Show on ESPNU, the Bulldogs learned that they were going to be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season under Stuedeman's leadership.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs broke the school home run record this season.
With 52 home runs as a team, MSU has produced the power numbers.
One person that has been a big part of the Bulldogs' improvement on offense this season has been hitting coach Samantha Ricketts.
Mississippi State's inability to close out a game nearly cost it a win on May 2.
It did on Saturday in Oxford though.
The Bulldogs were able to overcome a ninth inning rally by LSU two Saturdays ago and win in the 12th inning. MSU wasn't able to overcome a five-run ninth inning rally by Ole Miss this past Saturday.
Along with spring graduation at Mississippi State University, the month of May also has students moving out of campus residences.
âWe have roughly 4,500 students that live on campus,â said Dr. Bill Broyles, interim vice president of student affairs. âEveryone has to move out this weekend.â
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The Starkville Police Department will host its first Coffee with a Cop event from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at 929 Coffee at 106 E. Main Street.
Sgt. Freddie Bardley said several officers will be available to meet with anyone in the community to answer questions or address concerns. Coffee with a Cop is part of the departmentâs ongoing effort to strengthen its ties with the community.
When Richard Mullenax began to notice the amount of trash in Starkville, it would have been easy to complain about the issue but ultimately do nothing about it.
But thatâs not what Mullenax did. The retired Mississippi State University horticulture professor joined forces with another retiree to do something beneficial to themselves and the community.
Seven sisters who grew up in West Point have spent their entire adult lives working as caregivers for the elderly. The Doss sisters â Margaret, Ruby, Maxine, Ethel, Mildred, Elizabeth and Jean â formed a team over 20 years ago that allowed them to be able to give 24 hour-a-day care to aging individuals that didnât want to spend their last days in a nursing home.
Mississippi State University held its second spring commencement ceremony Saturday morning as it finished recognizing the 2,600 candidates for spring graduation.