April 16th, 2015
They came from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
When Ashley Phillips, Katie Gentle, Julia Echols and Erika Gaul became a part of the Mississippi State softball program, they bonded as Bulldogs.
Mississippi State may be ranked No. 5, but head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm doesn't care.
Not with postseason play about to begin.
The Bulldogs start their run to the NCAA Championship today as they play in the Southeastern Conference Championship.
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Oktibbeha County Law Library took place on Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m. The law library is being housed inside the Starkville Public Library.
Spring is in season and Starkvilleâ€™s community garden is open to the public.
Starkville Parks and Recreation Director Herman Peters said the garden is off to as strong a start as any heâ€™s seen since he took over managing parks, with 17 of 30 plots already rented. Still, he said thereâ€™s plenty of space for additional rentals.
There was a chance that Josh Robinson was going to return for his senior year.
Instead, he decided to opt out of his final season at Mississippi State and try his hand in professional football.
That leaves the Bulldogs without its leading rusher from last year's squad, but this spring has shown that life will go on without Robinson.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers took on one of the best Wednesday.
In doubleheader action against the Division I, North Half leading Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Starkville Academy split a home doubleheader on Wednesday.
The visiting Patriots had the early edge as it won game one 6-3, but the Vols bounced back to take the second game 4-0.
Martha Alwal is ready to take the next step in her basketball career.
After signing with Mississippi State out of Worthington (Minn.) High School, Alwal has made quite an impact with the Bulldogs and the Southeastern Conference.
The next level might be calling tonight as Alwal could be taken at some point during the Women's National Basketball Association Draft.
John Holland has experienced two college programs that take its baseball seriously.
He began his career at Florida State where it wasn't uncommon to see crowds of five to six thousand fans attend games.
An injury cut his time in Tallahassee, Fla., short, then Holland spent the 2014 season at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama.
Mississippi State's coaches feel like the team is entering postseason play with some positive momentum.
The Bulldogs finished fourth in their own tournament at Old Waverly in West Point last week, but the coaches feel like things are starting to trend in the right direction for the squad.
The Cotton District Arts Festival will be held Saturday â€” rain or shine.
Laurie Burton, president of Starkville Area Arts Council â€” the organization that puts on the festival each April, said as much of the festival as possible will continue despite the weather.