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July 28th, 2012

Going electric would be nice

July 28, 2012


Some people will go to extreme measures to save money these days.  With gas prices inching back up, and being a bit on the cheap side anyway, I’m always game for money-saving ideas.

A life in boxes tires the mind

July 28, 2012


In the past five years, I have moved to six different places around the Starkville-MSU area and, quite frankly, I’m sick of it.

Moving is a specific form of first-world torture that claims the souls and disturbs the sleep-cycles of millions of young adults during the last two weeks of July every year.

Canine war hero shows true meaning of honor

July 28, 2012


Dogs have longed been described as man’s best friend, but for Marines fighting in Afghanistan, one special dog proved to be their savior.

When she was only two years old, Lucca K458 joined the Marine Corps on April 23, 2006 as a specialized search dog.

Time to hit the field: SA Vols look to get drills off to great start

July 28, 2012

The first couple of days of practice are usually the ones that set the tone for the entire season in any sport.

That is no different for high school football, and the Starkville Academy Volunteers are hoping to get off to a great start.

Mitchell eager to see Yellowjackets practice

July 28, 2012

Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell said it feels like Christmas in July for several reasons.

First and foremost, it's the opportunity to get back on the field for the 23rd year of coaching the sport he loves. The Yellowjackets begin preseason practice on Monday.

July 27th

Cohen, alumni welcome county freshmen to MSU

July 27, 2012


When John Cohen was at Mississippi State University, he had the opportunity to see Eudora Welty at a campus venue, but he missed it.

Cohen, now baseball coach at MSU, said he regrets the decision. At the time, he said, he didn’t think going to see an author, even a Pulitzer Prize winner like Welty, was “cool.”

Preservationists accelerate plans

July 27, 2012


The Starkville Historic Preservation made minor adjustments Tuesday to a new draft of historic preservation guidelines and called for a special meeting Aug. 13 to compete the guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

MSU's Renfroe has his number retired by Bethesda Big Train

July 27, 2012

Each summer the Mississippi State Bulldogs take their skills across the country to play summer baseball in a variety of leagues.

The goal is to hone their craft and return to Starkville a more complete player.

This summer Hunter Renfroe has certainly made the most of his opportunity by turning in a history-making performance.

Simpson becomes Mississippi State's 13th football commitment

July 27, 2012

Mississippi State now has 13 commitments for the 2013 signing class with the most recent commitment of defensive end Trent Simpson of Oxford, Ala.

Simpson, who made his commitment public on Friday, actually pledged to be a Bulldog last week. 

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