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May 29th

Delegates finding niche at Mississippi Boys State

May 29, 2013

As a student Starkville Academy, Jake Griffin has strong familiarity with the Mississippi State University campus. Now that the campus is hosting American Legion Boys State, he said, the campus feels different.

“It doesn’t feel like MSU,” Griffin said. “It has its own atmosphere. It does feel like our own little city. It’s nice.”

Local competes at national bee

May 29, 2013

Ever since March, Bates Bennett’s classmates have been asking him when the Scripps National Spelling Bee is.

On March 2, Bennett won The Commercial Appeal’s Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee in Memphis, earning a spot in the national competition and in Starkville’s 175th Anniversary Parade April 6. Bennett is a sixth grader at Starkville Academy, where he said he was grateful to have fans.

MHP busy over holiday weekend

May 29, 2013

While many families and neighbors were hosting BBQs or spending time at the lake over Memorial Day weekend, Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were busy writing tickets.

Affidavits focus of poll training

May 29, 2013

Starkville’s poll worker’s met at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to prepare for the approaching general election on June 4.

May 28th

Fired up freshman: Springfield productive as East Webster pitcher

May 28, 2013

Being the new person is not easy, but Bailie Springfield took it all in stride as she assumed her role as pitcher for the East Webster Lady Wolverines.
In fact, the freshman remained cool as a cucumber all season long right up until the end when she stood alongside her teammates to accept the Class 2A State championship medals.

Berryhill pushes Lady Wolverines to Class 2A top

May 28, 2013

Winning a State championship is no easy task, especially in your first year with a new school.
East Webster coach Lee Berryhill was able to do just that as he took the Lady Wolverines all the way to the Class 2A state championship.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU to see tough field at regional

May 28, 2013

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will face a tough field of Bears at the Starkville Regional this weekend with the capability of pulling off a victory against them.
Looking at the past couple of seasons, the Central Arkansas Bears and the Mercer Bears have beaten the Bulldogs.

School record six Bulldogs make All-SEC

May 28, 2013

The Mississippi State baseball program is full of history, but on Tuesday the 2013 edition made its own history.
A school-record six Bulldogs received postseason Southeastern Conference honors. The list was compiled in a vote by the league's coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own athletes.
"We are really proud of our guys," MSU head coach John Cohen said.

Britt takes over the Volunteers

May 28, 2013

Jody Britt knows exactly where he wants to take the Starkville Academy baseball program.
The Volunteers have already competed for a State championship two years ago and made another deep run in the postseason this year.
As Britt takes over as SA head coach for the departed Neal Henry, he wants to carry on that success and then some.

Partnership, area veterans groups working toward new monument

May 28, 2013

To some, it’s an opportunity to enjoy a longer weekend, grill out and relax. However, Capt. Charles C. Moore, commanding officer at the Naval air station in Meridian and keynote speaker at this year’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse, hopes it will be more than that for every U.S.

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