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October 15th, 2014

SPD investigates thefts of vehicles

October 15, 2014

Starkville police detectives are investigating what they are calling a rash of stolen vehicles and attempts to steal vehicles.
A police department press release said the theft and attempted thefts occurred on the weekends of Oct. 3 and 10, and detectives believe the suspects may have chosen those dates because of high traffic in town for Mississippi State football games.

October 14th

Joseph Michael  "Joey"  Raines

October 14, 2014

Cedar Bluff, MS – Mr. Joseph Michael  "Joey"  Raines, 42, passed away on October 14, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.  Joey was born January 6, 1972, in West Point the son of Donald Roy and Elizabeth Taylor Raines.  As a young man, he attended Calvary Baptist Church in West Point.

Joe Maddux Blackbourn

October 14, 2014

Joe Maddux Blackbourn, 89, passed away on October 13 in Starkville, MS.  He was born on September 28, 1925 in Blossom, Texas and was the younger son of Frank and Velma Blackbourn.  He lived the list 46 years of his life in Starkville.  Dr.

Vergie Jenette Akins

October 14, 2014

Vergie Jenette Akins, 84,  of  Starkville, MS, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Columbus, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church Longview, Starkville, MS with Reverend Dr. Larnzy Carpenter, Jr., officiating.

The national scene: MSU baseball program can relate to experience football having right now

October 14, 2014

Mississippi State athletics has enjoyed its share of recognition on the national stage the last couple of years.
Whether it has been in baseball, women's golf or with the football team currently being ranked No. 1 in the country, there has been plenty of positive attention for the Bulldogs.

Mullen still sees weaknesses to fix with the Bulldogs

October 14, 2014

Mississippi State may be ranked No. 1 in the country, but head coach Dan Mullen still sees weaknesses with his team.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. They have also beaten three-straight top 10 teams in impressive fashion, but Mullen still wants to see improvement.

Has anyone tried to pinch you yet?

October 14, 2014

It's worth repeating.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in football for the first time in school history.
For some, that statement hasn't fully sunk in yet. There have been people that have walked by me asking to be pinched to see if it's real or not.
The Bulldogs have taken advantage of three-straight wins over Top 10 competition and has made the quick rise to the top.

Airing it out: SHS offense produces with the passing attack

October 14, 2014

Football is all a buzz in Starkville. 
Not only are the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 nationally, the Starkville Yellowjackets are the state’s top-ranked prep team and are No. 6 nationally with a perfect 7-0 record and an air raid game that is tops among their peers.

INTENSE storm causes havoc

October 14, 2014

A severe thunderstorm that ripped through Starkville just before 5 p.m. Monday packed quite a wallop in a matter of minutes — downing trees, power lines and leaving as much as half the city without power for hours.

City basks in economic boom from weekend

October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Hawkins’ loyalty was rewarded Saturday.
Now retired from her job with Mississippi State University’s library system, Hawkins said she has been following MSU football since she was 12 years old. She remembers, at that age, listening to the games on the radio with her father, at a time when 1952 graduate Joe Fortunato was still playing football for the university, before his NFL career.

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