October 14th, 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.
Football is all a buzz in Starkville.Â
Not only are the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 nationally, the Starkville Yellowjackets are the stateâ€™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.
A severe thunderstorm that ripped through Starkville just before 5 p.m. Monday packed quite a wallop in a matter of minutes â€” downing trees, power lines and leaving as much as half the city without power for hours.
Elizabeth Hawkinsâ€™ loyalty was rewarded Saturday.
Now retired from her job with Mississippi State Universityâ€™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.
In the halls of Starkville Academy, by Emalee Formicaâ€™s portrait in a composite of the class of 2010, there is a sticker bearing a pink heart.
Mississippi State University crowned a new Miss MSU on Friday night.
Randi-Kathryn Harmon, a native of Amory, won with her platform of P.E.A.C.E. (Physical Exercise And Careful Eating) for Children.
Ms. Vernell Yarbough, of Starkville, MS passed away Oct. 9, 2014
Service is Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014 @ 2:00p.m.
At Boyd Chapel Church in Sturgis, MS.
Visitation will be Tue. Oct. 14, 2014 from 1-6 p.m.
At the Century Hairston F.H. In Starkville,MS
Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Sturgis, MS
Cedar Bluff, MS â€“ Mr. Bobby Lee York, 67, passed away on October 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Mr.
Ora Lee Roberts-Thomas, 84, Â ofÂ Starkville, MS, died Wednesday, October 8,Â 2014 in Verona, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 12:00 Noon, Wednesday,Â October 15, 2014Â at Austin Church of Christ Holiness, USA, Starkville, MS with Pastor Chester Mangum, officiating.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott continues to rack up awards this season.
The junior is the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.