July 23rd, 2014
Joy Callahan used to grow blueberries in her backyard.
She and her husband Dick have lived at 204 Honeysuckle Lane, in the Longmeadow subdivision off of Louisville Street, since 1983. She said that stretch of time grew the maple trees behind her house into a natural fence, furthered by the backyard fences of Elm Street residents and a ditch.
Wait and see.
That is basically where Starkville High stands on the progress of their football field and new track surface. With anÂ August 22Â deadline looming, it can be discouraging to drive by and see construction equipment sitting at a standstill, but athletic director Dr. Stan Miller says the plan is "to move forward."
This is not the time to panic if you are a Starkville High School football fan.
The situation concerning the construction of an all-turf field at Yellowjacket Stadium has hit a snag, but officials remain "optimistic" that work will continue immediately and the contractor can meet the August 22 deadline.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has raised the bar in Starkville in his first five seasons.
The Bulldogs missed going to a bowl by just one game in Mullen's first year of 2009. Since then, the Bulldogs have appeared in a school-record four-straight bowl games. They should make it five when this season ends.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association state football championships are hitting close to home.
In fact, it starts right in Starkvilleâ€™s backyard.
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The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract with the Golden Triangle Development LINK at its meeting Monday, hoping to create avenues for economic development in the area through its relationship with the organization.
Paul Bucurel prefers not to take himself too seriously.
There are many factors that bring a sense of excitement when it comes to participation in state championship games.
With the thrill of knowing your team has survived a grueling regular season and passed through the gauntlet that is the postseason, it provides fulfillment that can't be beat, but there is one more element that can enhance that excitement.
Vann Stuedeman has finalized her coaching staff for the 2015 season.
On Monday, the fourth-year Bulldog head coach announced the hiring of Samantha Ricketts as the new hitting coach. She will also have game management and recruiting responsibilities. Ricketts has spent the last three seasons at Wichita State.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will hold a called meeting at noon Tuesday at the Greensboro Center to respond to the Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s resolution asking SSD to return nearly $500,000 in surplus bond money so the city can reprocess the money and give it back to SSD properly.