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Archive - 2014

May 23rd

MSU's Pirtle sees streak end, while Heck, Bradford keep their's going

May 24, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. – Brett Pirtle has been superior at reaching base when the Mississippi State Bulldogs play a Southeastern Conference opponent. 
He had a 63-game streak in that area, but that came to an end in a 5-1 loss to top-seeded Florida in the SEC Tournament Friday night.
He had reached base safely in 39-straight games this season, but he went 0-for-2.

Pedestrian dies in accident

May 23, 2014

A Starkville woman is dead after a vehicle struck her Thursday on Highway 182 in Lowndes County.

Mississippi Highway Patrol reported that 27-year-old Sharonica Puckett was killed when Charles Mays, also 27 of Louisville, who was driving a 2002 Dodge pickup, hit her on the highway near US Highway 45 Alt.

BATTLE OF THE SIRENS - SFD, SPD to square off in charity softball game

May 23, 2014

Starkville Police and Fire departments are set to square off against each other on the softball diamond for a good cause.

The departments will face each other in the inaugural Battle of the Sirens at 2 p.m. May 31 at the Starkville Sportsplex in a fundraising effort to assist victims of the April 28 EF4 tornado that devastated Louisville and Winston County.

Fire officials request caution when grilling

May 23, 2014

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, many people are making plans for family, fun, and maybe even grilling.

However, few people plan for the problems that may arise when all these elements combine.

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Friends, MSU leadership honor Wiseman with reception

May 23, 2014

Amy Tuck first knew Marty Wiseman as her professor when she majored in political science at Mississippi State University.

May 22nd

Wildcats edge Bulldogs in 12: MSU loses in extra innings for the first time this season

May 23, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs saw the emotional roller coaster that is baseball in just one game.
The Bulldogs saw the Kentucky Wildcats tie the game four times, then Kentucky finally beat MSU 7-6 in 12 innings during a wild offensive showdown Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. 

Bench Mobb co-founder Lindgren playing vital role for State pitching

May 22, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. – Jacob Lindgren was one of the founding fathers of Mississippi State's Bench Mobb.
Lindgren, Ross Mitchell and Evan Mitchell decided the dugout needed to be looser during last year's run to the College World Series, so they formed the crazy and wild Bench Mobb.
The goofy antics were documented last year and have carried over with both Ross Mitchell and Lindgren to this season.

SHS hires 'Super D.'

May 22, 2014

Two Mississippi State Bulldogs have united to lead the Starkville High School boys basketball program.
SHS head coach Greg Carter, who played for the Bulldogs from 1988-91, has brought in Darryl Wilson as an assistant coach. Wilson was a player for MSU from 1994-96.

Pellum enjoys All-State year with M-Delta

May 22, 2014

After missing his senior baseball season with an ACL injury, Drew Pellum could see his collegiate career slipping away.
Waiting in the wings though was Mississippi Delta Community College, which took a risk in signing the former Starkville Academy athlete.
That was not the only leap of faith MDCC coach Michael Avalon engaged in with Pellum.

Cadence expands teller tech

May 22, 2014

Since last fall, Starkville has been a major component of a technological innovation in banking. However, it is only recently that Starkville residents have been able to reap the benefits of this technology.

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