Archive - Oct 2012
Former Mississippi State linebacker Barrin Simpson knows a little bit about streaks.
He was a part of back-to-back State championship teams that finished 15-0 each at Starkville High School in 1994-95.
In 1999, Simpson and the Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-0 start before losing a 19-7 decision to the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa.
Representatives of the Brickfire Project say they were given an opportunity to go through a finding-of-fact hearing with Mississippi Department of Human Services regarding the latter agencyâ€™s objection to the projectâ€™s administration of funds from two grants. If the project had done so, however, it would have cost the city of Starkville more money.
Starkville High School teacher Jason Lernard Young, 29, was suspended with pay after he was arrested Oct. 21, Starkville School District Public Information Officer Nicole Thomas confirmed Friday.
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.
â€śPCS is one of the best teams in the state,â€ť Starkville Academy head coach Jeff Terrill said. â€śThey are No. 2 in their region, so they certainly bring a lot to the table.â€ť
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.
The West Oktibbeha Timberwolves face the Noxapater Tigers, creating a showdown for the ages in Class A, Region 3.
â€śThis is a big game for us, simply because this is the next game on our schedule,â€ť West Oktibbeha coach Adam Lowrey said.
ACKERMAN â€“ 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.
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.