August 27th, 2014
Cub Scout recruitment, which formally ended last week, saw a 27 percent increase over last year in the number of boys who signed up to join the scouting program.
Jeremy Whitmore, scout executive for Pushmataha Area Council, attributes the increase to publicity measures that were taken this year to inform every boy about scouting.
Mississippi college students are about to have a chance to help their entire state.
Gov. Phil Bryant announced the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge Tuesday in Jackson together with Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake Wilson and state Commissioner of Higher Education Hank Bounds.
Kicking off the 2014 football season provides excitement enough for Mississippi State fans, but that's not the only thing they are excited about.
Two, four, six, eight may be the first four words of a cheer one might hear during the course of a football season.
It can also be the answer to a question about how many wins a team looks to get during the season.
When it comes to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, they hope for a total closer to the eight range.
From food to manners, Katlyn Mataya is taking it all in during her time at Mississippi State.
â€śThis place feels like my family,â€ť the junior volleyball player said. â€śHome away from home. That is what you need as an athlete. Even the coaching staff, they are just here to help. Plenty of us are from far away, so it is nice to be able to lean on everyone.â€ť
Clifton Emery Ramsey, 68, of Sturgis, MS, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Jimmie D. Gibson, 50,Â of Cedar Bluff, MS died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Funeral services willÂ be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, August 28, 2014,Â at Hogan Chapel AME Church, Pheba, MS with Reverend Golden, officiating.
Burial will follow at Cedar Bluff Cemetery.
West Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
Law enforcement agencies are on guard against an increasingly-popular synthetic LSD-like designer drug that has landed at least one Mississippi State University student in a Jackson hospital.
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MSU students could not walk across the Drill Field Monday without finding a new way to get involved on campus or in Starkville.
Shades of Starkville, in its third year, is an event the MSU Student Association hosts that brings student groups, Starkville businesses and other local organizations together to showcase the opportunities available to students.