September 14th, 2012
The Starkville Academy Volunteers didn't leave many doubts early that they would be improving their record to 3-2 for the season.
Starkville Academy scored early and often as it crushed Hillcrest Christian Academy 42-0 to open conference play.
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha High School Titans and the Ethel High School Tigers were teams fighting for their first win in the region this season.
The game was pivotal for the Titans, as this was the home opener of the 2012 football season. East Oktibbeha coach Randy Brooks talked with his players before the game to express the importance of this game.
MABEN â€“ Deangelo Liggins rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns as the East Webster Wolverines got back on the winning track with a 35-0 victory against Walnut at home Friday night.
With the victory, the Wolverines improved their record to 4-1 this season.
Liggins had touchdown runs of 1 and 14 yards, while also tossing a 42-yard scoring pass to Tyler Doss.
MABEN â€“ Tiberias Lampkin was ready to carry the West Oktibbeha football team this week.
When it came game time, Lampkin delivered.
He scored six touchdowns and the Timberwolves beat Nanih Waiya 52-21 Friday night at L.M. Hamberlin Field.
Mississippi State enters its first hostile environment situation of the year this evening as the Bulldogs travel to Troy, Ala. for a 6 p.m. affair with the Trojans.
State enters the contest with a 2-0 record riding high after the 28-10 win over Auburn last Saturday, but the Bulldogs are aware of the history of BCS teams facing the Trojans.
If there is a picture of the walking wounded at Mississippi State, Tobias Smith could certainly make a case for it.
The Bulldog senior offensive guard has battle injury time and time again only to return to the field and lead his team.
Heâ€™s dealt with an injury to his right ankle, a year later his left ankle, and last season a knee injury sidelined the Columbus native.
By CARL SMITH
By pooling assets, acting cooperatively and adopting an â€śall-inâ€ť mentality, local leaders say the tri-county area could become the most attractive region in Mississippi for economic development.
And now, those leaders say they have a winning plan.
By CARL SMITH
Oktibbeha County School District received an overall D letter grade and an academic watch designation from the Mississippi Department of Education.
Both county high schools received an F letter grade from MDE, while East and West Oktibbeha County elementary schools fared better â€” a C and B letter grade, respectively.
By NATHAN GREGORY
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved a 2012-12 fiscal year budget Friday that does not include an ad valorem millage increase.
A county volunteer firefighter uses a specialized saw to cut through a vehicle Thursday during a training exercise. County first responders practiced numerous emergency techniques and operations. (Photo by Alex Holloway, for Starkville Daily News)