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Unvaccinated Starkville employees to pay more for insurance

Dec. 05, 2021 11:47 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Starting in early February, Starkville city employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 may have to pay an extra $75 a month for medical insurance. Aldermen for the Mississippi city set the policy in September and set it to take effect...

Smith's double-double helps Mississippi St. beat Lamar 75-60

Dec. 02, 2021 22:28 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tolu Smith scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Mississippi State pulled away early in the second half for a 75-60 victory over Lamar on Thursday night. It was Smith's 10th career double-double for Mississippi State (6-1), which...

‘Rough and tumble girl’ enjoys being a police patrol officer

Nov. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — It started with a need for structure. “I wanted to go into the military right after high school,” said Johannah Owusu, 23, a patrol officer with the Columbus Police Department. “I am a very structured person, and I function best where...

No. 8 Mississippi beats Mississippi State 31-21 in Egg Bowl

Nov. 26, 2021 00:22 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Snoop Conner ran for two touchdowns and No. 8 Mississippi scored 21 straight points to beat Mississippi State 31-21 on Thursday night in a windy, rainy and cold Egg Bowl. “What a cool night. What a cool win. We’re happy and relieved,”...

No. 8 Mississippi, Mississippi St battle in Egg Bowl rivalry

Nov. 24, 2021 16:44 PM EST

Eye-popping offensive numbers have sparked improvements by No. 8 Mississippi and Mississippi State and make their in-state rivalry showdown even more intriguing. The Rebels (9-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) and Bulldogs (7-4, 4-3) both bring winning streaks into the 94th...

No. 8 Mississippi, Mississippi St match high-speed offenses

Nov. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EST

No. 8 Mississippi (9-2, 5-2 SEC, No. 9 CFP) at Mississippi State (7-4, 4-3), Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Mississippi State by 2 ½ according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook. Series record: Ole Miss leads 63-47-6. WHAT’S AT...

It's rivalry week around the SEC, and they do just mean more

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. “If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said....

Molinar, Moore spark Mississippi St past Morehead St 66-46

Nov. 21, 2021 17:36 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Iverson Molinar tossed in 15 points, Shakeel Moore scored 13 and the pair combined to spark an 8-0 run to open the second half as Mississippi State pulled away for a 66-46 victory over Morehead State on Sunday. Moore hit a jumper to open the...

Rogers throws 5 TDs as Mississippi St. routs Tennessee St.

Nov. 20, 2021 16:55 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke Dak Prescott’s single-season program record for passing touchdowns on the Bulldogs’ first drive Saturday against Tennessee State. Then he surpassed Prescott’s mark in passing yards on their...

District goes to longer school-year breaks, shorter summer

Nov. 20, 2021 10:19 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A school district in north Mississippi will move to a schedule with a shorter summer break and longer breaks in the fall and spring. Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District trustees recently voted to set the new schedule for the...