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.
STEENS - For every positive step they took, there was a self-inflicted mistake to halt the progress.
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 fraternity members were arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping a female student in Starkville Thursday around 10 p.m.
The Mississippi State University student who fabricated her abduction Wednesday was charged Friday with filing a false police report.
Call off the dogs, silence the sirens. It was all a hoax.
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.
Since the beginning of the month, the Starkville Police Department has had nearly 10 incidents of counterfeit bills passed at city businesses.
Starkville police are searching for suspects involved in an apartment burglary Monday night.
Starkville's sidewalks and paths were a hot topic, as was the debate between local shopping and chain retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- The booming food cart industry is closer to spreading to Starkville. At least to the common areas of town.
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