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March 13th

Maben planning to deal with dilapidated buildings

March 13, 2014

Maben Mayor Larry Pruitt is trying to lead by example.

A few years ago, he said, a string of downtown buildings on Second Avenue had portions of their roofs cave in. Flat roofing had allowed precipitation to accumulate and weigh the roofs down, several of them had been out of use for years, and they were already in a state of disrepair as a result, he said.

March 12th

Starkville scratches out victory in second game

March 13, 2014

Maintaining on the part of the defense is what kept Starkville High in it on the baseball diamond Wednesday. Not once did the team let things get out of hand and in the end, it was the Yellowjackets picking up a 4-3 victory.

Opener goes SHS way with pair of big innings

March 13, 2014

Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner likes offense.
Garner really enjoyed the final two innings from his team in the first game of a doubleheader against Horn Lake Wednesday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets scored nine runs in two innings, with six runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh, to defeat the Eagles 10-9.

Bradford back, better to help the Bulldogs

March 12, 2014

Mississippi State head coach John Cohen decided to hold out one of his veteran players with the most experience during a three-game stretch.
The sixth-year Bulldog head coach sat senior outfielder C.T. Bradford against Michigan State, Eastern Illinois and South Alabama earlier this month.
Bradford was bothered by a minor hip injury, and Cohen was extra cautious with the Pace, Fla., native.

Byhalia's Bougard commits to competing with Bulldogs

March 12, 2014

Erica Bougard is quickly becoming a household name in the track and field world.
As a sophomore last season, Bougard ended the indoor season as the 2013 NCAA Indoor Pentathlon National champion and just recently as a junior, she was crowned 2014 Southeastern Conference champion in the same event.

Stropp's progresses well during MSU men's tennis career

March 12, 2014

Malte Stropp has come a long way since stepping on the Mississippi State campus as a freshman in 2010.
The Mississippi State senior tennis player has been through it all with his Bulldog teammates. He has overcome adversity and helped rejuvenate the MSU tennis program.
When head coach Per Nilsson thinks about his veteran, he sees what Mississippi State tennis should be about.

Debra Wright McBride

March 12, 2014

Debra Wright McBride, 59, passed away on March 11, 2014 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.  She was a Publication Supervisor at HPC2 with Mississippi State University and Owner of Dawg House Boarding.  She was a loving mother, friend, sister, daughter, and so much more.

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Senate OKs amendment to school bill

March 12, 2014

The Mississippi Senate unanimously passed an amended version of House Bill 833, the Mississippi House of Representatives’ updated Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill, on Tuesday.

The House passed HB 833 in February on a 117-0 vote with three representatives voting present and two absent.

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Starkville man killed in FedEx truck wreck

March 12, 2014

A Starkville man is dead after a Tuesday morning accident on Highway 45 in Lowndes County.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol press release said 49-year-old Undra Williams was killed after the FedEx delivery truck he was driving swerved off the road and into a ditch embankment.

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Sheriff’s department officers shed pounds

March 12, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department kicked the year off with a weight-loss challenge and now, a few months later, participants are seeing results.

Sheriff Steve Gladney said the 22 participants for the voluntary challenge weighed in on Jan. 6 to start the competition, then weighed in again on March 7. All together, participants lost 238 pounds during the 2-month challenge.

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