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March 3rd

MSU sweeps pair from Saint Joseph's in baseball

March 4, 2013

It has become an almost automatic for the Mississippi State baseball team to walk off the field with a victory in the early stages of the 2013 season.

It happened twice on Sunday.

The Bulldogs knocked off Saint Joseph's 2-0 in the second game of a doubleheader to sweep the twinbill and the four-game series at Dudy Noble Field. 

Lady Jackets young team, working hard

March 4, 2013

The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets fastpitch softball team is looking to use the momentum of last year's Class 5A playoff appearance to have another good run this spring.

Even though SHS lost the first two games of the season going into the Tupelo Jamboree over the weekend, head coach Wendy Jolly still likes the direction the program is headed.

MSU president emeritus Zacharias dies

March 3, 2013

Donald W. Zacharias, whose 12-year tenure as Mississippi State University's president was second longest in the institution's history, died Sunday at age 77 of complications from multiple sclerosis at a Starkville nursing facility.

March 2nd

Starkville Academy gets all three MAIS state titles

March 3, 2013

CLINTON – Signed, sealed and delivered in orange and blue.

Defeating Presbyterian Christian School 54 -33, Starkville Academy wrapped its season with a 43-0 record and as the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State champions.

SMITH COLUMN: Season for Lady Vols was simply amazing

March 3, 2013

Simply amazing.

Those are the best two words to describe the season just completed by the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.

The Lady Vols defeated Presbyterian Christian 54-33 Saturday afternoon at the A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College to cap a perfect 43-0 season.

Richardson steps up game for Lady Vols

March 3, 2013

CLINTON – Sallie Kate Richardson can block a shot and grab a rebound as she has done all season long for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.

On Saturday, she providing the scoring the Lady Vols needed to secure the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State championship.

Bulldogs knock off Rebs: MSU coach thanks students for support against Ole Miss

March 3, 2013

Mississiippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray made sure he let it be known how he felt about the student involvement in Saturday's game against Ole Miss.

After shaking hands with the Rebels, Ray came over to the student section, pointed and celebrated with the same students he asked to come.

Time running out for school merger bill

March 3, 2013


Two members of the state Senate Education Committee confirmed Friday that a passed House bill that would force consolidation of Oktibbeha County and Starkville City schools had not been introduced for consideration since the bill was referred to the committee Feb. 20.

Supes to consider programming road

March 3, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will discuss and consider ordering County Engineer Clyde Pritchard to program Old Highway 25 during its regular meeting Monday at the county courthouse.

Legal opposition over city hall plan ongoing

March 3, 2013

Local attorney Charles Yoste confirmed he has filed a petition to the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider its dismissal of an appeal regarding the city of Starkville’s municipal facility construction plan.

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