October 22nd, 2014
Mississippi State's offensive line was one of the biggest question marks entering this season.
The Bulldogs lost two starters â€“ guard Gabe Jackson who is playing for the Oakland Raiders and tackle Charles Siddoway â€“ from last year's unit. The Bulldogs lost tackle Damian Robinson before the season started, but they haven't missed a beat and many might say they've played better.
Jim Craig loved his time serving the people of Starkville and Oktibbeha County.
He spent eight years as the head football coach of the Starkville Yellowjackets and his tenure probably would have been longer if the financial situation would have been different in those days.
The ability to make a big play at any time can be a dangerous aspect for any football team.
Starkville High School head coach Jamie Mitchell says the Jackson Murrah Mustangs have that capability.
One game at a time.
That is exactly how Heritage Academy has progressed through the football season thus far. No matter win or lose, the Patriots keep moving forward toward their end of year goal of being a postseason team.
Dan Mullen's recruiting philosophy has been talked about quite a bit in the last month.
The Mississippi State head coach has taken a Bulldog team from unranked to the top team in the country. Mullen and his coaching staff didn't do that with a surplus of 5- and 4-star recruits, rather with 2- and 3-star recruits they developed.
More than 65 percent of kindergartners statewide, including students at Sudduth Elementary School and both West and East Oktibbeha County elementary schools, scored below the Mississippi Department of Educationâ€™s kindergarten readiness benchmark on a new statewide exam issued in August.
A simulated mid-air collision scenario at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport drew first responders from across the region Tuesday morning to go through preparations for a worst-case scenario.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) holds such exercises once every three years to ensure local responders are prepared to respond to such an event if needed, said GTR Executive Director Mike Hainsey.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously voted at its regular meeting Tuesday to extend a 40-day waiver on fees to help residents continue to clean in the aftermath of an Oct. 15 storm that felled trees, damaged property and left much of the city without power.
Depth is something you need to compete in the Southeastern Conference, but it can also bring about strife between teammates.
That's not the case for the Mississippi State linebackers.
The Bulldogs have one of the deepest linebacker groups in the SEC, and competition is fierce on the field, but they get along off the field.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have enjoyed quite a nice first half of the season with two bye weeks included.
Starting with this Saturday's game at Kentucky, it will be a six-week grind for the Bulldogs with no more open dates in the mix.