Citizens of Starkville and Oktibbeha County will likely be paying the same tax rate for schools after the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill last week that creates an equal school millage rate for all Oktibbeha County citizens.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen appointed Charles Yarbrough as Starkville Fire Chief effective immediately on a 4-3 vote after roughly 2.5 hours of interviews Monday evening.
Yarbrough, who previously served as SFDâ€™s training officer, will succeed former chief Rodger Mann, who retired at the end of February after a 30-plus year career with the department.
Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club about the â€śInternet of Thingsâ€ť Monday afternoon.
The Internet of Things, as Butler described it, is moving connectivity beyond the realm of people to further include physical aspects and computation systems.
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The last four seasons saw Mississippi State use one primary center.
That center was Dillon Day.
He started 46 games in the middle of the offensive line during his career and appeared in 51 contests.
As spring drills started up two weeks ago, Day was not with the Bulldogs. He played his last game as a senior during the Orange Bowl.
It's not easy for a high school pitcher to go the distance on the mound.
Billy McGee did that for the Starkville Academy Volunteers as he pitched a seven inning 8-3 victory over Hillcrest Christian in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.Â
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets picked up another non-region victory on Monday afternoon by defeating the West Lowndes Panthers 10-5.
After West Lowndes jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and added another in the fourth, Starkville came back with four runs in the fifth frame to take a 4-2 lead.
Mississippi State fell into a rut offensively this past week.
The Bulldogs were shut out three-straight times and only managed 24 hits in four games against Southern Mississippi and Auburn last week. They finished 1-3 in that stretch.
MSU ended the week on a high note with a 3-1 victory over the Tigers to salvage a game.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are looking forward to getting some tennis matches in over the next month.
A wetter and colder than normal spring has prevented SHS from getting on the court enough.
â€śCardiac Kidsâ€ť seems to be a more than fitting way to describe the Mississippi State softball team.
Down to the final strike twice in the bottom half of the seventh, the Bulldogs (25-10, 5-7) scored five runs off five hits with the biggest being a walk-off three-run home run by Caroline Seitz to defeat No. 2 Florida Gators 5-3.
There was a little bit of anxiety in the fifth inning on Sunday when Mississippi State's coaching staff decided to make a pitching change against the Auburn Tigers.
Starter Vance Tatum was pitching well for the Bulldogs and had only given up one run on three hits through 4 2/3 innings.