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Starkville annexation foes sue to block entrance into city

Oct. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city's recent annexation is being challenged in court by 30 residents and one business who wish to remain unincorporated. The Starkville Daily News reports a trial is set for June 2020 in chancery court Starkville in August moved to annex 28 square miles (72 square...

New Army Reserve center being built in Starkville by 2021

Oct. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A veteran-owned company has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to build a new U.S. Army Reserve center in north Mississippi. The Commercial Dispatch reports that new center will be in Starkville, and the company, Trans4Fed, is based in Purvis. The 25,000-square-foot...

Unused tracks could become well-traveled trail in Starkville

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The railroad that bisects Starkville from southwest to northeast is part of Johnny Buckner's heritage. His house on Washington Street near the bridge with the tracks has been his home for most of his life. Before trains stopped using the tracks, his children and their grandmother...

Mississippi State's Shoop ready to face his former team

Oct. 10, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop will see familiar faces Saturday when the Bulldogs visit Tennessee. Shoop was Tennessee's defensive coordinator in 2016-17, the final two years of Butch Jones' coaching tenure. Shoop's son, Jay, is a walk-on defensive back for...

Most of Mississippi corn crop in fair to good condition

Sep. 30, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Agriculture experts say most of this year's corn crop in Mississippi is in fair to good condition. The Mississippi State University Extension Service says in a news release that the state's farmers planted 35% more acres in corn this year compared to 2018. Corn planting was delayed...

Mississippi State's Hill thriving amid increased workload

Sep. 26, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Something will have to give Saturday when Mississippi State brings the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher into No. 7 Auburn to face one of the league's stingiest run defenses. Mississippi State's Kylin Hill has run for over 100 yards in each of his team's first four games and...

Hill Leads Mississippi State to 28-13 win over Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Kylin Hill rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 28-13 victory over Kentucky on Saturday. Mississippi State (3-1, 1-0 SEC) handed the ball to Hill, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher 26 times in the game, taking some of the offensive...

Kentucky, Mississippi State try to rebound from close losses

Sep. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

Kentucky hopes a change of scenery can reverse its fortunes after losing a close game last week. That won't be easy at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are looking to rebound from their own late collapse. Mississippi State (2-1) is riding a four-game home winning streak against Kentucky heading into Saturday's...

Mississippi State's Stevens 'day to day' with shoulder issue

Sep. 16, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State starting quarterback Tommy Stevens' status for its Southeastern Conference opener Saturday with Kentucky remains uncertain after a shoulder injury knocked him out of each of the Bulldogs' last two games. Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead described Stevens' situation...

Thompson leads Kansas State past Mississippi State 31-24

Sep. 14, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Skylar Thompson only threw one touchdown pass in Kansas State's 31-24 road win at Mississippi State, but boy was it a big one. With 5:37 left in the fourth quarter and the game tied 24-24, Thompson rolled out and found Dalton Schoen wide open in the right side of the end zone and...