September 12th, 2012
By MATT CRANE
This fall, the United Way of North Central Mississippi has one goal: Live united.
Serving Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston counties, the organization began its 2013 campaign with a luncheon program Wednesday at the Starkville Sportsplex.
WEST POINT â€“ Mississippi State got a strong finish from Ally McDonald on Wednesday to finish fourth in the inaugural Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational.
The MSU sophomore carded a final round of 69 for a 4-under-par score of 212 which was good for a two-way tie for third place.Â The finish is a career low for McDonald and is the second lowest 54-hole score in MSU womenâ€™s golf history.
Two members of the Mississippi State football team picked up national honors on Wednesday, which is another indication that the Bulldogs are headed in a positive direction as a team this season.
MSU football coach Dan Mullen likes the identity that his team is beginning to develop after home wins over Jackson State 56-9 and Auburn 28-10.
The Starkville Yellowjackets needed to hear some good news during their open week.
On Monday, the Jackets got it concerning running back Preston Baker.
Baker, the leading receiver and second-leading rusher for the Jackets, suffered what initially looked like a severe injury to his lower leg in last Friday's 47-22 loss to West Point.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers are getting players introduced to the game of football at an early age.
With the pee-wee league in existence for a few seasons now, Starkville Academy's coaches like what it has provided for elementary-aged boys.
By MATT CRANE
Thanks to Southern Living Magazine, Southeastern Conference Football is claiming yet another spotlight with the release of the Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook.
Filled with recipes from all 14 SEC schools, Southern Living Test Kitchen Director Rebecca Gordon said her team of football fans has thoroughly enjoyed creating the featured dishes.
By CARL SMITH
Oktibbeha County Economic Development Agency President Jack Wallace says his organization could budget $75,000 to help fund a new tri-county regional economic development agency.
Wallace also suggested OCEDA would remain a primary economic development point of contact within the new organization.
By NATHAN GREGORY
The Sturgis Board of Aldermen accepted the resignation of one of its members Tuesday.
Quinnia Yates, who joined the board more than two years ago after running unopposed in a special election, resigned as an alderman and moved out of Sturgis to be with family, citing personal illness, Mayor Walter Turner said.