January 15th, 2015
Major road projects on Russell Street and Lynn Lane, as well as a safety audit of Highway 12, are coming to Starkville soon, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert told the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Wednesday morning.
Family Dollar will be moving from its current location on Highway 182 to a new store on Jackson Street, just north of the highway.
The Starkville School District approved changes to its quality point average (QPA) scale that will assign more weight to more challenging college-level courses at Starkville High School at its meeting Tuesday, after extensive discussion about options for these changes and the effect the changes would have on students.Â
Events around town Monday will prompt locals to remember the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mississippi State Universityâ€™s annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday. The event, now in its 21st year, is free and open to the public. Breakfast will be followed by a program by William B. Bynum Jr., president of Mississippi Valley State University at 8 a.m.
Mississippi State football fans had a reason to cheer Wednesday afternoon.
And there wasn't even a game at Davis Wade Stadium.
Quarterback Dak Prescott announced Wednesday at a press conference that he will be returning for his senior year after mulling over whether or not to enter the National Football League Draft.
Quarterbacks get most of the glory when things are going well with a football team.
They also take much of the blame when it doesn't.
Right or wrong, Dak Prescott saw both sides of that situation last season as the quarterback of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
There are some who think that Prescott runs too much and doesn't throw enough, or he makes more poor decisions than good ones.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs really need to be on their guard tonight.
When it comes to playing the LSU Tigers in women's basketball action, MSU understands there is going to be pressure placed on the perimeter.
Defense will be a point of emphasis when the 15th-ranked Bulldogs host the Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum. The tip is set for 7 p.m.
There are certain soccer players that do things during a match that don't show up in the box score, but help in a winning effort.
On Wednesday afternoon, that was true for the Starkville Academy Volunteers in the play of Pierce Fondren.
Fondren was credited for performing well in a supporting role as the Vols defeated the Magnolia Heights Chiefs 4-0 at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Never stop fighting.
No matter what comes the way of Starkville Highâ€™s soccer team, the Yellowjackets take it in stride. It doesn't even matter to them if one of its standout players goes out with a possible season-ending injury. There will be no heads hanging for SHS. Instead, it challenges the rest of the team to be stronger.
A staple in Starkville recently closed its doors and with it came more than just the loss of fun and entertainment for city residents.
The closing of Bulldog Lanes brought with it a few complications for the Starkville High School bowling team, which used the facility to practice as well as host meets.