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Starkville Academy earns another easy victory

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a crushing loss to an archrival and a blown lead in a loss the following week, the Starkville Academy football team needed to regroup. So, like any other team, the Volunteers called a players' only meeting.


Turnovers doom ICS in loss to Leake Acad.

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS - For every positive step they took, there was a self-inflicted mistake to halt the progress.


Caledonia wins twice at New Hope

Posted 4/15/2012 in High School Sports

With just a week left until the start of the postseason, Caledonia High School softball coach Robin Elmore was eager for a crisp performance at the New Hope High School tournament.


Three arrested in MSU kidnapping

Three fraternity members were arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping a female student in Starkville Thursday around 10 p.m.


MSU student charged in kidnapping hoax

The Mississippi State University student who fabricated her abduction Wednesday was charged Friday with filing a false police report.


MSU student cries wolf in alleged kidnapping

Call off the dogs, silence the sirens. It was all a hoax.


Mississippi State University celebrates its 134th birthday

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The rain may have silenced the band, but the party didn't slow down. Mississippi State University celebrated the 134th birthday of the school on Tuesday with food, drinks, music, giveaways and a four foot tall cowbell cake in the Junction.


Counterfeit bills on the rise

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since the beginning of the month, the Starkville Police Department has had nearly 10 incidents of counterfeit bills passed at city businesses.


Suspect sought in Monday burglary

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects involved in an apartment burglary Monday night.


Group seeks to improve city, one tweet at a time

Posted 2/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's sidewalks and paths were a hot topic, as was the debate between local shopping and chain retailers.


Caledonia routs West Lowndes

Posted 2/26/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- After a dismal performance at the plate during the final preseason jamboree last week, Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson thought his team had taken a step back. Caledonia struck out 18 times in 24 at-bats in a pair of four-inning games at Columbus. Sure, the Feds' top two hitters from the previous season were gone, but the rest of the roster was intact. Wilson was keen to see his team close the gap after losing 13 games in which they led after the fifth inning in 2011.


FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP: Local inventor, businessman plans movie based on his life

Posted 2/25/2012 in Area

STARKVILLE -- Starkville inventor and businessman John Campbell's trajectory from poverty to successful entrepreneur wasn't easy, but with imagination, hard work and a little common sense, he made it to the top. He's an inventor, with Shaver's Choice skin therapy system and Ram-Lock protection systems to his credit. He's a businessman, as founder of Yo' Transportation, a car service for Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Now, he's looking ahead to his latest endeavor: A movie based upon his life.


New Hope baseball rallies past Amory

Posted 2/25/2012 in High School Sports

Four sophomores and two seniors earned their first start and first taste of varsity action for the New Hope High School baseball team Friday. It was the perfect time for coach Lee Boyd to get his first look at how his young squad handles a deficit. New Hope overcame a three-run hole with a five-run third inning against Amory High en route to a 6-4 win in the season opener for both teams.


'iHeartStarkville' currently underway

Posted 2/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For volunteers, their community service usually isn't lauded by those around them. Their benefit derives from taking pride in their community and, for many, fulfilling spiritual obligations. But when there's money, a competition and a party involved, there's more than enough incentive to push volunteerism to the max.


Weavexx earns record rebate through TVA

Posted 2/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Weavexx has been in business in Starkville since 1955. Like any company with longevity, Weavexx has made investments to cut costs and improve efficiency. Tuesday produced the greatest return on Weavexx's most significant energy investment to date, as it received a $208,962 rebate from the Tennessee Valley Authority.


Twitter forum to generate community feedback on direction of Starkville

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If you've got ideas on how to make Starkville a more "baller" town, an interactive forum is the place to be Monday night. The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Starkville Main Street Association will host a TweetChat town hall meeting on Monday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. via the hashtag #Starkville2012.


Starkville Aldermen get back to redistricting

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen had gone more than three months without addressing pending redistricting until Tuesday night, when they received the first round of maps from the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District.


Aldermen discuss changes to peddler's ordinance

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The booming food cart industry is closer to spreading to Starkville. At least to the common areas of town.



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