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MSU pulls away; Bulldogs overcome sluggish start for win

October 20, 2012

The 15th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start and put away from the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on homecoming night at Davis Wade Stadium.

The 45-3 victory enabled the Bulldogs to remain perfect at 7-0 for the season.  

SMITH COLUMN: Second half much better for Bulldogs

October 20, 2012

It took the Mississippi State Bulldogs a little while to get going on offense Saturday night.
Once MSU starting clicking, it looked more like the 15th-ranked team (Associated Press poll) in the country and poured it on the visiting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

There were a few bumps along the way before the Bulldogs came away with a 45-3 homecoming victory at Davis Wade Stadium.

Banks ties MSU record for career interceptions

October 20, 2012

The interceptions just keep coming for Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster High School player Johnthan Banks.

When Banks picked off Middle Tennessee quarterback Logan Kilgore in the third quarter of Saturday night's 45-3 MSU victory, it was a history-making moment for the Maben native.

Yellowjackets successful at SHS Invitational

October 20, 2012

The Starkville High cross country teams hosted area teams for the Starkville High School Invitational Saturday with the Yellowjackets taking first in both the girls 4K and boys 5K races.

Swingin’ in the breeze with Miss Sissy

October 20, 2012

We are always looking downward at the ground and grass as we walk or drive along in this thing called life. I challenge each one of you to look upward instead to the blue sky and the unexpected things that you might miss. I warmly and cordially invite you to drive, walk or jog by our home on 501 Louisville Street and casually just look up toward the blue sky.

T.K. Martin Center hosts family friendly Fun Run

October 20, 2012


The T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University is ready to run, walk, roll, stroll, skate or dance its way through a one-mile course with the help of the Starkville community when it hosts its first Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Dime store to Dollar Tree: A shopper's dream

October 20, 2012

I grew up with my nose pressed against the glass containing an assortment of nuts and candies at the old Woolworth Store which was the anchor of the downtown area during my formative years.

Symphony concert for children explores space

October 20, 2012


The sounds and images of space exploration take center stage Thursday as the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony presents its “Space Music” concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

Sales tax month is record highest yet

October 20, 2012


August 2012 marked the second month on record where Starkville sales tax revenues crested $500,000, but 2 percent hotel tax revenues for the month were significantly lower than those in August 2011, according to the city of Starkville’s latest sales tax report.

Main Street group takes ownership of community market

October 20, 2012


The city’s main street association recently approved a measure which will allow the organization to take control of the Starkville Community Market, a move representatives say will allow the event to grow and prosper.

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