Archive - Nov 5, 2013
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is very much aware of the value of kicker Michael Godley.
When Godley sends a kickoff out of the end zone and an opponent has to begin an offensive drive at its own 20-yard line, it gives the Yellowjackets an advantage in field position.
Mitchell sees that often from Godley and knows it makes a difference.
Being a kicker is fickle position.
If they make a game-winning field goal, they are the hero. If they miss one, suddenly, they are the loneliest man on the team.
As the kicker for Starkville Academy, Jonathon Burton knows both of those emotions and that is exactly what he loves about his role.
All of a sudden, Class 6A, Region 2 in Mississippi high school football got much more complicated.
The Starkville Yellowjackets knew going into last Friday's game against Warren Central that all they had to do was defeat the Vikings and the region championship would be in the bag.
With the 12-9 loss, the Jackets now have a must tougher path to the title.
When it comes to kicking for Mississippi State, it's on a week-to-week basis.
Bulldog head coach Dan Mullen, also the special teams coach, charts his kickers during the week's practice and then makes a decision on who will kick in the next game based on the stats.
Starkvilleâ€™s aggressive campaign to participate in C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home initiative paid dividends Monday as the company tapped the city as one of nine first-round finalists at a press conference in Ridgeland.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has rejected â€” for now â€” a resolution of intent to issue up to $6 million of roadwork bonds.
The resolution was introduced to the board after supervisors approved moving ahead with refunding a hospital improvement bond that would save the county more than $1 million.
Starkville Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker looks to jumpstart a planned ordinance review process during the Board of Aldermenâ€™s regular meeting today at City Hall.
Walker plans to introduce a motion to create an Ordinance Review Committee centered on reviewing the cityâ€™s sidewalk and landscaping ordinances. Aldermen will convene at 5:30 p.m.
Since Aug. 1, Philippa Romen-Naegel has been living the American life. Romen-Naegel is from Germany but is participating in the Starkville Rotary Clubâ€™s Youth Exchange program.