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June 25th, 2014

Cochran survives Senate runoff - Incumbent handily carries Oktibbeha County again

June 25, 2014

Six-term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran held a firm majority over opponent State Senator Chris McDaniel again in Oktibbeha County for the June 24 Senate Republican runoff election.

Cochran received 3,406 votes (70.37percent) to McDaniel’s 1,432 votes (29.59 percent).

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SSD budget includes raises; project funding

June 25, 2014

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway presented the district’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget to the Board of Education and members of the public at a Tuesday evening public hearing.

The board will vote on the budget at its July 8 regular meeting.

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Authorities deem recent shooting as ‘self-defense’

June 25, 2014

Authorities do not expect to file any criminal charges in a fatal Webster County shooting incident that left one man dead.

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell said investigators have determined the shooting, which occurred between 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday night in the Clarkson community in east Webster County, occurred in self-defense.

Camp Jigsaw helps campers deal with life’s challenges

June 25, 2014

Originally, Camp Jigsaw’s schedule called for campers to visit the Mississippi Horse Park Monday afternoon, but rain prevented it.

June 24th

Hometown hospitality: Local NBA player brings camp home

June 24, 2014

Drive by the Starkville Sportsplex and it is not hard to miss Travis Outlaw’s name on the side of the building, but for the former Yellowjacket and current National Basketball Association athlete, it is more about what takes place inside the building than what it is on the outside.

SMITH COLUMN: Outlaw camp keeps focus on good time

June 24, 2014

The city of Starkville has always welcomed back Travis Outlaw with open arms.
Outlaw, a member of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association, returns to his hometown each summer and always finds a way to give back.

Wells to leave MSU for Louisiana Tech

June 24, 2014

Perfect Game's Kendall Rogers reported on Tuesday that Mississippi State coordinator of baseball camps Jake Wells will become an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech.
A team spokesperson confirmed that Wells will be leaving the Bulldog program, but Louisiana Tech won't make the hire official until July 1. 

Steps being taken to increase offensive numbers

June 24, 2014

There was a measure of concern during the College World Series that the number of home runs had dropped considerably.
NCAA managing director for championships and alliances Damani Leech believes there are many contributing factors for why the baseball is not leaving TD Ameritrade Park with frequency.

Polls open today for runoffs - High voter turnout expected for U.S. Senate primary race

June 24, 2014

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the Republican Senate runoff between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger, State Senator Chris McDaniel.

SSD Board to present ‘15 budget

June 24, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing for the district’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget.

The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the Greensboro Center. Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway is scheduled to present the budget, followed by a public comment period. Public comments are limited to three minutes per individual.

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