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September 14th, 2012

East Webster back to its winning ways

September 15, 2012

MABEN – Deangelo Liggins rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns as the East Webster Wolverines got back on the winning track with a 35-0 victory against Walnut at home Friday night.

With the victory, the Wolverines improved their record to 4-1 this season.

Liggins had touchdown runs of 1 and 14 yards, while also tossing a 42-yard scoring pass to Tyler Doss.

Lampkin delivers in Timberwolves victory

September 15, 2012

MABEN – Tiberias Lampkin was ready to carry the West Oktibbeha football team this week.

When it came game time, Lampkin delivered.

He scored six touchdowns and the Timberwolves beat Nanih Waiya 52-21 Friday night at L.M. Hamberlin Field.

Bulldogs set to play in initial road outing

September 15, 2012

Mississippi State enters its first hostile environment situation of the year this evening as the Bulldogs travel to Troy, Ala. for a 6 p.m. affair with the Trojans.

State enters the contest with a 2-0 record riding high after the 28-10 win over Auburn last Saturday, but the Bulldogs are aware of the history of BCS teams facing the Trojans.

Smith healthy, helping MSU on the o-line

September 15, 2012

If there is a picture of the walking wounded at Mississippi State, Tobias Smith could certainly make a case for it.

The Bulldog senior offensive guard has battle injury time and time again only to return to the field and lead his team.

He’s dealt with an injury to his right ankle, a year later his left ankle, and last season a knee injury sidelined the Columbus native.

GTRDA planned for 2014

September 15, 2012


By pooling assets, acting cooperatively and adopting an “all-in” mentality, local leaders say the tri-county area could become the most attractive region in Mississippi for economic development.
And now, those leaders say they have a winning plan.

OCSD high schools receive poor marks

September 15, 2012


Oktibbeha County School District received an overall D letter grade and an academic watch designation from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Both county high schools received an F letter grade from MDE, while East and West Oktibbeha County elementary schools fared better — a C and B letter grade, respectively.

County board OKs proposed ’12-’13 budget

September 15, 2012


The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved a 2012-12 fiscal year budget Friday that does not include an ad valorem millage increase.

Cutting Through

September 14, 2012

A county volunteer firefighter uses a specialized saw to cut through a vehicle Thursday during a training exercise. County first responders practiced numerous emergency techniques and operations. (Photo by Alex Holloway, for Starkville Daily News)

September 13th

TV anchor charged with DUI in Starkville

September 13, 2012


A veteran news anchor and health reporter for a Jackson television station was arrested Sept. 8 in Oktibbeha County on a DUI charge and a charge of disorderly conduct, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Criss Turnipseed confirmed Thursday.

MDE: Starkville School District is successful

September 13, 2012


Starkville School District maintained its successful accountability rating and slightly increased its overall Quality Distribution Index, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.

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