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Rebels, Bulldogs To Meet In Annual “Egg Bowl” Battle

November 23, 2012

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When Ole Miss and Mississippi State meet in what is commonly known as “The Egg Bowl,” it won’t have anything to do with players gathering to eating eggs sunny side up, over easy or fried. It will be to see which team can lay claim to “The Golden Egg,” a gold-plated trophy that is shaped […]

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Starkville Aldermen Approve OCEDA Budget

November 22, 2012

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The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the annual budget for the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority at its Nov. 20 meeting at Starkville City Hall. Jack Wallace, OCEDA president, thanked the aldermen for approving the budget. He then gave a presentation to board members about projects involving OCEDA, as well as its expenditures. Wallace told […]

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Oktibbeha Supervisors Learn of Slaughter and Associates’ Merits, Appoint Talley To Economic Development Position

November 21, 2012

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Whenever Oktibbeha County decides to move forward on a comprehensive plan, they can use the services of Slaughter and Associates if they wish to do so. At Monday’s November recessed meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, Rudy Johnson, executive director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, met with the supervisors regarding […]

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Starkville Alderman Responds To Comments Concerning Gate

November 13, 2012

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Just when one thought the issue of the emergency access gate erected at Douglas McArthur Drive and Stark Road was over, it wasn’t. At the Nov. 6 regular meeting of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, former Ward One Alderman Sumner Davis brought up some comments that were made at a previous meeting by Ward Six […]

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Baptist Golden Triangle opens Starkville Clinic

November 12, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Miss., Nov. 12, 2012 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has opened the Baptist Cancer Center-Golden Triangle/BMG Oncology and Cardiology clinic in Starkville. The new clinic, located at 104 Doctor’s Park, includes an eight-bay chemotherapy unit, providing chemotherapy with a medical oncologist on site. There will also be a cardiologist in the clinic seeing patients […]

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Mississippi State (7-2) at LSU (7-2) Preview: Can The Bulldogs Salvage Their Season?

November 10, 2012

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Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Time: 6 p.m. TV: ESPNU Initial Analysis: With the Mississippi State Bulldogs still reeling from their drubbing by Texas A&M, they have to get it together. The LSU Tigers are next on the schedule and will be playing angry, after losing in the final moments against Alabama. The Bulldogs’ season can […]

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Howard Steps Down As President of Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors

October 15, 2012

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Marvell Howard, District Three Supervisor and President of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, has stepped down as the board’s president, effective immediately. Howard made the announcement at Monday’s continued meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. “To be president of the board of supervisors is demanding on your time. I see this as the time for me to step down […]

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Let the “Russell Era” Begin

September 10, 2012

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  “Tyler Russell will never be an SEC quarterback.” “He will never start for Mississippi State.” “He can’t lead a team.” “He isn’t tough enough, isn’t durable enough.” “The kid doesn’t fit Mullen’s system.” “Russell will be the best quarterback to come through Mississippi State.” “He will be a great quarterback.” “He is the best […]

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Jackson State at Mississippi State Post-Game Wrap Up: Dawgs Take Care Of Business

September 3, 2012

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  Instant Analysis: As the Mississippi State Bulldogs entered their opening season game against the Jackson State Tigers, they were looking to work out the kinks and get some on-the-field work for their inexperienced players. The Bulldogs were able to follow that plan to a “t”, defeating the Tigers 56-9 in a game that was […]

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Jackson State (0-0) at Mississippi State (0-0) Preview

August 31, 2012

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Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Davis-Wade Stadium) Time: 6:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net, ESPN3 Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter their opening season tilt, versus the Jackson State Tigers, looking to put a disappointing 2011 season behind them. As I mentioned in my season preview, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the season. The […]

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2012 MSU Football Preview: “Is This ‘The Year’?

August 31, 2012

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Coach: Dan Mullen (22-17 career record) 2011 Record: 7-6 (Music City Bowl) Key Losses: Chris Relf (QB); Vick Ballard (RB); Fletcher Cox (DT) Returning Starters: 15 (7 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Special Teams) Conference: SEC (Southeastern Conference) Initial Outlook: As the Mississippi State Bulldogs enter the 2012 season, expectations are once again high, due to […]

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Starkville To “Get Swept Up!” On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

August 28, 2012

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Each fall, on the Wednesday before Mississippi State’s first home football game, hundreds of volunteers take to the streets, parks, and other outdoor areas of Starkville armed with rakes, shovels, and pruning shears. Their goal? Clean up the city and make it especially attractive to the thousands of visitors who will be coming to town […]

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Coman, Antoine Set To Have Immediate Impact

May 29, 2012

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After spring practice, the only area of concern for the Mississippi State defense is the lack of depth at the safety position behind Nickoe Whitley (free safety) and Dee Arrington (strong safety). Kivon Coman (6’1”, 205 pound free safety) and Quadry Antoine (5’11”, 215 pound strong safety) are expected to fill those holes. Coman, realizing […]

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J.Short in the Film Room: Maroon-White Game – Quay Evans and Denico Autry

April 25, 2012

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Initial Analysis Mississippi State fans are very excited about the potential of the headliners of the 2012 class – Denico Autry and Quay Evans. They both had solid spring games. I decided to go back and dissect each of their performances. Quay Evans  Maroon-White Stats: 6 tackles/3 tackles for loss/3 sacks Highlights * Evans was […]

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J.Short In The Film Room: Maroon-White Game – Offensive Line

April 24, 2012

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Initial Analysis The status of the offensive line was the biggest concern amongst the fans, before the spring game. The game has come and gone. So, I decided to breakdown the tape of the offensive line and see how they performed. I concluded my study and have decided to discuss the top performers: Blaine Clausell, […]

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J.Short in the Film Room: Maroon-White Game

April 23, 2012

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Quarterbacks   Initial Analysis  The quarterback position was the biggest topic of conversation throughout the spring. Everyone, including myself, wondered if Tyler Russell would take control of the position and separate himself from Dak Prescott. Well he did just that in the Maroon-White game, on Saturday. I decided to break down Russell and Prescott’s performances to […]

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Maroon-White Game Review

April 22, 2012

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Instant Analysis The spring game is the fans’ first chance to see how good their team will be, in the upcoming season. Many people wanted to see if the offense would finally show the explosiveness that it has lacked, during the first three years of the Mullen era. The offense didn’t disappoint them, as Tyler […]

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Maroon-White Game Preview

April 21, 2012

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Initial Spring Game Outlook The Mississippi State Bulldogs went into their 4th spring under Dan Mullen looking to answer a few questions and fill some holes. They have shown steady improvement, during that time. There were steps made toward accomplishing their goals, over the past few weeks. Several positions are still up for grabs, and […]

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Mortar Kit: A Big Bang of a Band

April 19, 2012

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Editor’s Note: You can see Mortar Kit play Saturday (April 21) at Dave’s Darkhorse Tavern in Starkville, at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. The name Mortar Kit came one day while lead singer/guitarist Ed Dechert was “just writing s@#% down.” Indeed, the four-piece Starkville rock band was a casual creation. Three of Mortar Kit’s members […]

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Ray Announces the Hiring Of Chris Hollender

April 10, 2012

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Rick Ray moved one step closer to filling his staff openings, on Monday, when he announced the hiring of assistant Chris Hollender. The 35-year-old Hollender comes to Mississippi State after spending the past four years in the same capacity at Evansville, his alma mater. “Chris is a guy that I’ve known for a long time,” […]

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Hood Won’t Return To Mississippi State

April 9, 2012

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Recently hired Mississippi State Basketball Coach Rick Ray announced late Sunday that Rodney Hood is leaving the program, after one season playing for the Bulldogs. “Obviously, we are disappointed in Rodney’s decision,” said Ray, who was hired one week ago. “I was looking forward to getting a chance to develop and coach him. This decision, unfortunately, […]

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Ray Announces Hiring Of George Brooks

April 5, 2012

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At his introductory press conference on Monday, new Mississippi State Coach Rick Ray said he’d like to retain a member of the former staff. On Thursday, he did just that, with the announcement that George Brooks will return as an assistant coach. It’s the first hire for Ray, who was named Head Coach on Sunday. […]

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Ray the Right Hire For Mississippi State

April 5, 2012

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Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin searched for Rick Stanbury’s replacement ever since the former Bulldog coach retired on March 15th. There were several names rumored to have been contacted about the Bulldog head job. Names like: Shaka Smart, Steve Prohm, Bryce Drew, and most recently,Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne. It seemed a foregone conclusion that […]

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Rick Ray Named Mississippi State’s New Men’s Basketball Coach

April 2, 2012

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Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin announced, on Sunday, that Rick Ray will be introduced Monday as the university’s new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the floor of Humphrey Coliseum to welcome the 19th coach in MSU history. “Rick fits the model of head coach we […]

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Renardo Sidney to Declare For NBA Draft, Signs With Agent

April 1, 2012

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Mississippi State junior forward Renardo Sidney has announced that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. The Jackson, MS native, who appeared in 48 games for the Bulldogs and drew 46 starts, signed with Rogue Sports, an entertainment firm that represents pro athletes. “I appreciate Mississippi State giving me […]

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Message from MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin on MSU’s Men’s Basketball Coaching Search

March 29, 2012

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  “Like Bulldog fans everywhere, I eagerly anticipate the hiring of Mississippi State’s next men’s basketball coach. However, from the beginning of this process, no deadline has been imposed on the search. It’s important that we hire the right candidate to lead our program, a person of integrity who will instill discipline, character and accountability […]

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Mississippi State Spring Battles: Third Linebacker

March 27, 2012

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 Initial Spring Battle Outlook The Bulldogs lost starting linebacker, Brandon Wilson, after the 2011 season, but they return Cam Lawrence and Deontae Skinner. The key, in the spring, will be to find out who will start alongside the two talented players. Five players will be competing for that Third Linebacker spot. I could easily say […]

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DeVille Smith Withdraws From MSU

March 26, 2012

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Mississippi State has announced freshman guard DeVille Smith has withdrawn from school and is no longer a member of the basketball team. The Jackson, Miss., native, who prepped at Callaway High School, appeared in 26 games for the Bulldogs and averaged 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. His career high of 25 points came in the […]

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Mississippi State Spring Battles: Defensive Backs

March 24, 2012

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Initial Spring Battle Outlook Mississippi State lost two starting safeties after the 2011 season—Charles Mitchell and Wade Bonner. However, they really only have to replace one player, as Nickoe Whitley was essentially a third starter at Safety. The next position battle will be between three-year starter Corey Broomfield and ultra-talented Darius Slay.Broomfieldhas been a mainstay, […]

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Stansbury’s Departure Long Overdue

March 16, 2012

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By now, the whole Bulldog nation knows about Rick Stansbury’s retirement or forced retirement – depending on the individual’s level of skepticism. At the 1 p.m. press conference, yesterday, Stansbury cited his desire to spend more time with his family as the primary reason for his retirement. However, if the press conference video was played on […]

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