Archive - Aug 2013
Most high school football programs don't shy away from scheduling tough non-division action early in the season.
Oxford is one of those places.
The first four games for the Chargers are against Jackson Prep, Starkville, East Side and Lafayette.
It's the hope of Oxford head coach Johnny Hill that schedule will toughen up his squad.
East Rankin Academy coach Matt Butts used one word to describe last Friday's 27-14 loss to Central Hinds Academy.
"Terrible," Butts said. "(It was) absolutely, positively terrible. We turned the football over three times and the defense did not play well at all. We just played terrible."
East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens could certainly find a reason to be distracted if he wanted to be.
When the Lions travel to Pearl River Community College tonight to open the season, Stephens will be returning to a place where he was a two-year letterman on the offensive line (1987-88).
Links to http://www.usavestarkville.com.
University and city officials are making progress on implementing a new mass-transit system for Starkville.
Saturday afternoon brought a storm with it â€” a sudden torrent that emptied itself in about an hour and left downtown Starkville bathed in humid air and pale, pink twilight.
Starkville police are asking for public assistance identifying a credit card fraud suspect.
According to an SPD release, police are searching for a suspect, who they identified as a black female of medium build that wore glasses.
People rarely juxtapose drinking and knowledge, but several Starkville bars combine those two on a weekly basis.
On any given weeknight in Starkville, bars and restaurants are filled with trivia goers putting their knowledge to the test.
Preston Lott and Brooks Roberts co-founded The Lost Pizza Company in Indianola and Cleveland in 2007, but they are both graduates of Mississippi State University, and Lott said they remained big fans.
Cecil Clinton Gray, Sr. of Starkville proudly wore his gold jersey with the black No. 46. He was a football player for Starkville High School and served in the Navy. He did beautiful cabinets and worked at the Starkville Daily News as a route carrier. He requested his body be given to science, with no funeral or memorial.