Archive - Oct 25, 2012
Signs supporting Mississippi State Universityâ€™s football team began popping up across Starkville and campus Thursday in anticipation of MSUâ€™s game against No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Above, the statue of Sonny Montgomery near Allen Hallâ€™s main entrance stands wearing a T-shirt urging the Bulldogs to victory.
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.
A male who Starkville Police Department officials believes is behind the â€śOwensâ€ť 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.
Two supervisors say the most recently passed version of the countyâ€™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.
Starkville High School social studies teacher Jason Lernard Young, 29, was arrested last week by Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department and charged with his second DUI, assault on an officer, fleeing a law enforcement officer, malicious mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
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?
Just about everyone in Starkville has the Mississippi State-Alabama football matchup on their minds this week.
Co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Geoff Collins of the Bulldogs is no different.
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ Accountability.
That was first-year Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray's top priority when he arrived in Starkville.
"I want to establish a culture of accountability," Ray told reporters at the Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Day Thursday. "That has probably been the biggest challenge so far."
HOOVER, Ala. â€“ The Mississippi State women's basketball team was picked to finish 11th in the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.
With that in mind, there are probably going to be some tough moments in Vic Schaefer's first season as head coach of the Lady Bulldogs.
It won't be the first time Schaefer has overcome that type of adversity in the SEC.
Starkville High School social studies teacher Jason Lernard Young, 29, was arrested last week by Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office and charged with his second DUI, assault on an officer, fleeing a law enforcement officer, malicious mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.