November 26th, 2014
The is the day people sit down to turkey, sweet potato casserole, dressing and pumpkin or pecan pie, and count their blessings.
People give thanks for health, friends or family.
Even though Thanksgiving is an off day for most, coach Dan Mullen and his Mississippi State Bulldogs hit the practice field early this morning.
Coach Lance Pogue said there is one thing down through the years that has made his South Panola Tigers successful.
"You've got to protect the ball, obviously play good defense and find a way to run the ball some this time of year," Pogue told WFCA-FM radio last week.
When it comes to running the football, there isn't a team that has done it better this season than South Panola.
A little change in rules has made a big difference in the playing of Mississippi high school postseason football.
Unlike in years past, the higher seed team now has the privilege of hosting the final playoff round, which according to Calhoun City coach Perry Liles said can often mean the difference between a win or a loss.
Not many people will argue against the Southeastern Conference Western Division being the toughest division in college football.
Early in the season, many of the seven teams in the division were ranked at one time. There are only four teams ranked now, but the other three all received votes in the Associated Press poll this week. All seven teams are bowl eligible.
The Starkville Yellowjackets remain undefeated on the football field this season at 13-0.
It's hard to keep an unbeaten record, but it's something that many of the Jackets more than likely did at an earlier age.
Two youth tackle teams of the Starkville Cowboys program just finished up the season undefeated and winning state championships.
Neal Lloyd First, PhD, a pioneering scientist in genetics and agriculture, died November 20, 2014, of complications from cancer. He was 84.
Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Week 14 rivalry matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels.
The City of Starkville has made a payment to Precision Construction, LLC for its work on the Carver Drive ditch project, and though some dispute still remains, it appears the contractor will stay on to finish the job.
When Mississippi State Universityâ€™s football team won all of its home football games this season, it also helped Starkville win the hearts, minds, and tourism dollars of visitors who came to town for the games.
As the winter holiday season begins, local authorities are reminding Oktibbeha Countyâ€™s residents to take care to keep their belongings and homes safe.
The holidays are a heavy shopping period, and Starkville Police Department Capt. Troy Outlaw said potential criminals use the season to look for easy pickings.