June 5th, 2015
Skunks populations are growing fast in Mississippi and many other states, according to Jessica Tegt, wildlife extension professor at Mississippi State University.
They're normally loners, but higher numbers are pushing them into more contact with humans; and people are encroaching on skunk territory, she said in a news release this week.
Starkville's Raphael Leonard, Josh Skinner and Taylor Price will play in the Northeast Mississippi Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star game at Itawamba Community College Saturday.
Leonard and Skinner will play in the boys Class 3A/4A/5A/6A game, while Taylor will compete in the girls game of the same divisions.
A full story can be seen in Saturday's SDN.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team officially got the Ben Howland era underway Thursday with the first summer workout.
Three freshman took part for the first time. Malik Newman, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Aric Holman all participated in practices and classes as their MSU careers started.
You can see their thoughts in video form on the MSU blog.
Mississippi State and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year Vic Schaefer talks with campers on the final day of Hail State Hoops Day Camp.
SCOOBA â€“ East Mississippi Community College hired former Mississippi State Bulldog Billy Begley as its new coach.
Check Friday's SDN for a full story.
Saturday's Starkville Community Market will feature some great DAIRY fun...
Farm Bureau will be making homemade butter and the MSU Animal and Dairy Science Dept will join us with a Jersey Cow to show and discuss where dairy comes from!
The team from Citizens Bank won the 12th annual Starkville Habitat for Humanity Golf Classic on May 15 at the Starkville Country Club.
Pictured (from left) are Citizens Bank team members Eric Hallberg, Jason Bailey, Jay Hines and Sterling Dahl. (Submitted photo)
Lynn Phillips-Gaines, center, received an award May 15 for her 10 years of sponsoring the Starkville Habitat for Humanity Golf Classic.
At left is Freddie Rasberry, past Habitat executive director. On the right is Myles Carpenter, Golf Classic leader. (Submitted photo)
Many people have learned about the Mississippi town of Byhalia through the success of Mississippi State senior track athlete Erica Bougard.
Byhalia is located in the north part of the state along Highway 78 and not far from Memphis.
Every time Bougard brings up her hometown, there are not many who know about it. With each win on the track, she puts Byhalia on the map.