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November 6th

Brown elected prosecutor

November 6, 2013

Haley Brown cruised to an easy victory over two opposing candidates in Tuesday’s Oktibbeha County Prosecutor special election.

Matthew Wilson and Brace Knox also ran in the race to replace former county prosecutor Roy Carpenter, who resigned in June after 30 years of service.

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Twitter town hall to open dialogue on consolidation

November 6, 2013

Parents for Public Schools Starkville and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership will team up tonight to host a Twitter Town Hall meeting to discuss the consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha Count school districts.

Aldermen rebuff effort to create review group

November 6, 2013

Starkville Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker’s plan to create a committee to review a pair of city ordinances fell largely on deaf ears Tuesday evening during the Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting at City Hall.

Rearing workshop focuses on bugs’ nutritional value

November 6, 2013

Eating insects might be a tough idea for many to swallow, but it’s an idea that showed signs of gaining momentum at Mississippi State University this week.

November 5th

Godley becomes difference maker for Yellowjackets

November 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.

Burton rides the emotions with the Vols

November 5, 2013

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.

SMITH COLUMN: Region title still within SHS' grasp

November 5, 2013

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.

Kicking situation for MSU on a week-to-week basis

November 5, 2013

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.

Starkville getting fiber - C Spire includes city among nine finalists

November 5, 2013

Starkville’s aggressive campaign to participate in C Spire’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.

Supes won’t move forward on new bonds for roadwork

November 5, 2013

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has rejected — for now — 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.

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