August 17th, 2012
By NATHAN GREGORY
Mississippi State University students still familiarizing themselves with the Starkville Landscape will only have to walk to the Drill Field Monday to find out more about local businesses and the services they offer.
RIDGELAND â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers got the season started off successfully Friday night with a 13-0 shutout against St. Andrews.
Starkville Academy didn't waste any time by scoring on its first possession of the game as quarterback Drew Pellum ran for a 6-yard touchdown. Jonathan Burton added to extra point kick for the Vols.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell knew his team was going to have to score points to defeat the Noxubee County Tigers Friday night.
Eight was not enough.
The Yellowjackets were dominated on both sides of the football in their home stadium and lost a 29-8 decision to open the season.
MABEN â€“ Adam Lowrey took last week's 7-6 loss to East Webster in a jamboree pretty seriously.
So Monday he decided to change some things up.
It was evident it West Oktibbeha's 66-6 victory over S.V. Marshall Friday night at the West Oktibbeha High School football field.
VARDAMAN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines scored four touchdowns on the ground and added a field goal to beat Vardaman 30-14 Friday night.
Deangelo Liggins scored from 28-yards out in the first quarter to make it 7-0. Tyler Crosby converted the point after touchdown.
Marques Reives scored from 8 yards out to make it 14-0 in the first quarter. Crosby, again, was good on the extra point.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 at the MSU Soccer Stadium in its season opener Friday night.
With State starting the season off 0-3 and finishing at 6-10-3 last year, the team wanted to get off to a fast start with a victory this year.
It only took the Bulldogsâ€™ first game to score two goals and obtain a victory which took four games last year.
East Oktibbeha's season-opening football game at Leake Central, originally scheduled for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. has been moved to Saturday at 3 p.m. in Carthage.
The reason for the change was lighting issues at Leake Central.
By MATT CRANE
Area writers looking to test out new works should look no further than Starkvilleâ€™s own community theatre.
Approaching the beginning of its seventh season, Fourth Fridays at Starkville Community Theater provides local authors the chance to get quality feedback and creative inspiration.
By CARL SMITH
As Mississippi State University students move into their respective residence halls for the start of another academic year, school officials say on-campus safety remains a top priority.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkvilleâ€™s May 2012 sales tax revenue fell $25,480.43 from May 2011â€™s but rebounded in June, eclipsing June 2011â€™s total by $25,244.44.
Figures for May 2012 were $442,991.06, a 5.44 percent dip from May 2011, while June 2012â€™s total reached $444,896.78, a 6.02 percent increase from June 2011.