Archive - 2013
The Northwest Rankin Cougars were the homecoming opponent for the Starkville Yellowjackets Friday night and they came with gifts.
Northwest Rankin lost fumbles at the beginning of each half of play and Starkville took advantage of each situation to score points.
Friday's game against the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots got away from the Starkville Academy Volunteers early.
Madison-Ridgeland got out to a commanding 21-0 lead after just one quarter. The Patriots ultimately went on to win the game in a dominating fashion 40-0.
CRAWFORD â€“ Traveling to play teams on the road can be tough, and French Camp has certainly experienced their share of tough road contests this season.
However, the Panthers were able to take care of business on Friday night, shutting out the East Oktibbeha Titans 43-0, and picking up their first road win of the year.
ACKERMAN â€“ Choctaw County coach Adam Dillinger wanted to be 1-0 in Class 3A, Region 5 when Friday ended.
He got his wish as the Chargers knocked off Raleigh 48-25.
"We gave a complete effort (Friday)," Dillinger said. "We came out and played hard in a division game, but it starts all over next week. We have to line up again and do it next week."
PHEBA â€“ David Foster saw a good offensive explosion by his team Friday night.
Foster's Hebron Christian Eagles beat the Strider Academy Rams 36-0 to start off 1-0 in district play.
"We played really well," Foster said. "We ran multiple guys in the rushing game. We got good blocking and had a good offensive effort."
The Eagles started fast by scoring twice in the first quarter.
A Mississippi State University student died Thursday from wounds in a gun-related incident.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department continues to investigate the death of Dustin Johnson, a 22-year-old geosciences major from Jackson.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday east of Starkville, near Hickory Grove.
NK CEO Joe Max Higgins may not know all the ins and outs of high technology, but he knows a good thing when he sees it.
Thatâ€™s what he told a crowd of local officials and community leaders Thursday before C Spire announced it would build a $20 million data processing center at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.
The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure considered Mississippi State Universityâ€™s potential involvement with the future consolidated district at its Thursday evening meeting.
Flu season is quickly approaching and this yearâ€™s recipients have a few new choices in their battle against influenza.
There are new variations of the flu vaccine available. One of those is a flu shot that will protect against four strains of the flu, as opposed to three strains because of evidence of a more dominant B strain.
The Sturgis Board of Aldermen tabled discussion of storing police vehicles and the Maben Board of Aldermen tabled discussion of multiple items requiring legal counsel, despite said counselâ€™s return from a long absence, at the boardsâ€™ respective meetings Tuesday.