Archive - Aug 22, 2013
The Starkville Yellowjackets may be different.
The Noxubee County Tigers may not be the same either.
At least for tonight, the two defending state champion high school football teams are bracing for quite a clash.
Starkville, which won the Class 5A State title last year, will be making the trip down to Macon to face last season's Class 4A champion Noxubee County.
Some have called tonightâ€™s contest between Starkville Academy and Lamar School a â€śbaptism by fireâ€ť for the visiting Volunteers.
Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill wouldn't necessarily disagree.
There's a special emphasis for tonightâ€™s game between French Camp Academy and Choctaw County High School.
It will be the first time for the newly-consolidated Choctaw County to be involved in a game as unified Chargers.
MABEN â€“ It has always been said it is not over until the lady sings.
On Thursday, East Webster and Nanih Waiya put that statement to the test as they battled until the very end with the Lady Wolverines scoring one in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 slow-pitch softball victory.
Hebron Christian seemed to have runners on base in every inning.
The Lady Eagles never had a big inning, but they did score in five of the seven innings as they went on to beat the Lady Volunteers of Starkville Academy 9-2 Thursday afternoon on the SA's home field.
"They did OK," Hebron coach Cass Tapley said. "They're getting better."
Soccer is all about a game of space and what each team does with that space.
On Thursday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex, Jackson Academy did enough with its opportunities to claim a 2-1 victory against the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
Oktibbeha County is still waiting for more than a half-million dollars, but itâ€™s hard to collect.
According to Oktibbeha County Justice Court records, as of early August, more than 2,700 people owed the county money in deliquent fines, or fines that are more than 30 days past due. The list, which is about 56 pages long, totaled up to $539,930.20 in delinquent fines.
Parents and school faculty members are having to consider bullying as another school year begins in Starkville.
Bullying is an age-old problem in schools â€” one administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and students have to work together to address. Though bullying will likely be an issue for as long as there are children in schools, Starkvilleâ€™s schools are working to combat it.
As dean of Mississippi State Universityâ€™s College of Arts and Sciences, Greg Dunaway knows a recurring narrative in the lives of college freshmen all too well.
Over the course of 48 hours on Aug. 17-18, Micah Knox and members of Boy Scouts of America and Modern Woodmen of America joined forces to build benches for two Odd Fellows cemeteries, near Highway 82 and University Drive, and Brush Harbor Cemetery.