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Starkville Academy to host tough PCS

October 25, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers have faced some tough challenges throughout the season, but before they can begin postseason action, they have one more test in the form of Presbyterian Christian School tonight.

“PCS is one of the best teams in the state,” Starkville Academy head coach Jeff Terrill said. “They are No. 2 in their region, so they certainly bring a lot to the table.”

Jackets seek to unplug Chargers on road

October 25, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets are sensing something special is happening again this season.

That has caused a couple of players to go the extra mile and play through the pain of an injury.

Preston Baker has a sore ankle and David Fair had a bad knee, but those two Yellowjackets continue to contribute to the team despite their ailments.

West Oktibbeha, Noxapater clash in region contest

October 25, 2012

The West Oktibbeha Timberwolves face the Noxapater Tigers, creating a showdown for the ages in Class A, Region 3.

“This is a big game for us, simply because this is the next game on our schedule,” West Oktibbeha coach Adam Lowrey said.

Ackerman belts Hamilton 42-7

October 25, 2012

ACKERMAN – The Ackerman Indians closed out the regular season in impressive fashion Thursday night.

In Class 2A, Region 2 action, the Indians enjoyed a 42-7 victory over the Hamilton Lions.

Great Expectation

October 25, 2012

Signs supporting Mississippi State University’s football team began popping up across Starkville and campus Thursday in anticipation of MSU’s game against No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Above, the statue of Sonny Montgomery near Allen Hall’s main entrance stands wearing a T-shirt urging the Bulldogs to victory.

MSU fundraising initiative tops goal

October 25, 2012

Mississippi State University announced Oct. 19 that its StatePride fundraising initiative has exceeded its $100 million goal two months ahead of schedule.

StatePride: An Initiative for Student and Faculty Support began in 2009 when MSU President Mark Keenum was inaugurated, and as of mid-October, the initiative has garnered more than $104 million.

Graffiti suspect faces 18 malicious mischief counts

October 25, 2012

A male who Starkville Police Department officials believes is behind the “Owens” graffiti that has sporadically appeared in the city over the past several months confessed to authorities Wednesday and was charged with 18 counts of misdemeanor malicious mischief, SPD Detective Scottie Carrithers confirmed Thursday.

Supes say county vicious dog code may need tweaks

October 25, 2012

Two supervisors say the most recently passed version of the county’s vicious dog ordinance may need to be tweaked in light of a recent incident in which a teenager was allegedly surrounded in an aggressive manner and knocked to the ground by a pack of pit bull terriers.

SHS teacher faces 6 charges after arrest

October 25, 2012

Starkville High School social studies teacher Jason Lernard Young, 29, was arrested last week by Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department and charged with his second DUI, assault on an officer, fleeing a law enforcement officer, malicious mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Mullen, Bulldogs can take huge step to title

October 25, 2012

Dan Mullen stood in front of a room overflowing with reports in Birmingham, Ala. four years ago and told them his Mississippi State Bulldogs would compete for championships.

What else was a first-year head coach supposed to say?

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