Mississippi State, MS

One dead after overnight shooting in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — A late night early morning shooting in East Columbus has left a 24 year old Columbus man dead. First responders got the call around 11:30 p.m. about a gunshot victim in the 100 block of Lehmberg Road at the Country Air Apartments. Lowndes County Coroner...
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Three caught following auto burglaries at apartment complex near MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Sheriff's deputies in Oktibbeha County say they caught three people in connection with some auto burglaries at an apartment complex near the Mississippi State University campus. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office posted the news on Facebook Sunday morning about the string of burglaries at the...
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Kmart building slated for online auction in October

Commercial real estate agency Crexi posted the listing, slating the property for auction Oct. 10-12. The opening bid is listed at $750,000, and participants must pay a $10,000 deposit to register for the online auction. Berkeley Capital Advisors, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the auction broker. Crexi listing agent...
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Ask Rufus: The Mississippi National Guard deployed to the Mexican border

No, that headline is not from now but from 1916. Friction between the U.S. and Mexico quickly arose after Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico, in 1916. Then after Gen. “Black Jack” Pershing led U.S. troops into Mexico in pursuit of Villa and did not withdraw back to the U.S. when demanded by Mexico, the two neighbors almost went to war. Fearing war with Mexico, President Woodrow Wilson called up much of the National Guard. The Columbus and West Point companies were called up as infantry, and the Aberdeen was called up and became the machine gun company. This marked the end of the old local militia units as such.

Honoring the Past

Fifty years ago, Frank Dowsing Jr. and Robert Bell became the first African American football players to suit up for Mississippi State. The university honored their bravery and courage with a special recognition of their families on Saturday during the Bulldogs’ 45-15 win over Bowling Green.

Cold Front Draws Closer

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – A cold front arrives tomorrow evening bringing all of the fall-like feels!. TONIGHT: Expect clouds to increase overnight with temperatures dropping to a low near 67. Scattered showers and t-storms are possible mainly after midnight ahead of the approaching cold front. SUNDAY: The sunshine will...
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Bulldogs pile up the numbers in win over Falcons

There’s quite a bill being accumulated by the company through four weeks with 10 touchdowns thrown in the first three contests. Saturday saw Rogers have his best day at the office. The junior threw for 409 yards and tied a school record with his six touchdown passes on Saturday...

Watson, Bulldogs hold another opponent under 100 yards rushing

Mississippi State played perhaps their most complete game of the season on Saturday against Bowling Green. The Bulldog special teams units were flawless. Quarterback Will Rogers threw for over 400 yards and tossed six touchdown passes. The Mississippi State defense allowed just 13 first downs on the day and held the Falcons to just 78 yards rushing. The Bulldogs have held two of four 2022 opponents to under 100 yards rushing on the season.
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Starkville suffers first loss at Madison Central

MADISON — They are the defending Class 6A state champions for a reason. And it showed Friday night. In dominant fashion along with stout defense and the play of quarterback Vic Sutton, Madison Central raced past Starkville 41-21 in a top-10 showdown and in the Region 2-6A opener at The Jungle.
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Maintenance woes, ownership questions plague part of Sandfield cemetery

Death is supposed to be the great equalizer, at least according to the marketing materials. The reality, though, is that disparities don’t stop with someone’s pulse. Columbus attorney Nicole Clinkscales hit that point hard at Tuesday’s Columbus City Council meeting, with a comparison ripped from the headlines.
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West Point rolls over Lafayette behind Daniels’ career night

OXFORD — West Point rolled for the second consecutive week, kicking off district play with a dominant 59-35 win over Lafayette (1-4, 0-1 Region 1-5A). Defense was optional early in the contest with West Point (2-2, 1-0 Region 1-5A) kicking the scoring off with a 6-yard touchdown run from Keshawn Henley to grab a 7-0 lead. Lafayette responded quickly with a 31 yard rushing touchdown from Jay Reed to tie it up.

Rogers throws for 6 TDs, Mississippi St. rolls Bowling Green

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 406 yards and tied a school record with six touchdown passes on Saturday as Mississippi State bounced back from a loss with a 45-14 win over Bowling Green. “I think it’s a good game for everybody,” Rogers said. “I think we bounced back well from what we did last week. I think it was key that we came out and started fast. I still think there are some things that we can work on so we need to be perfect in everything that we do.” After having a more balanced attack than normal for most of the first two games, the Air Raid returned for Mike Leach’s team against the Falcons. Rogers was 38-of-49 passing, finding 12 different receivers. It was the third time this season Rogers completed at least 78% of his passes. The six touchdowns tied his own school record that he set a season ago. He also reached 400 yards for the seventh time in his three seasons.
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Friday’s prep football scores (Sept. 23)

NC — Martavius Wicks 80 pass from Lamar Stewart (Jadquist Clark 2-pt pass from Stewart good), clock 11:15. L — Swahili Earby 30 pass from Xavier Hunt (Ceidrick Hunt kick), clock 8:08. L — Kendon Sanders 4 run (kick failed), clock 3:42. Fourth quarter. L — Sanders...

Caleb Ducking vs. Jaylen Waddle: Mississippi State football receiver claims TD celebration

STARKVILLE — If there is an odd overlap of a Mississippi State football fan rooting for the Miami Dolphins, they might be seeing double. On Saturdays, receiver Caleb Ducking is hauling in touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-1, 0-1 SEC). He’s tied for seventh in the nation with five reception touchdowns, including two in Saturday’s 45-14 win against Bowling Green. And after each one, he waddles around with teammates.

Seasonal Temperatures On the Way

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Feeling like summer through Sunday, then cool, dry air sweeps in for next week!. SATURDAY: Happy Gameday! Skies will display a mix of sun and clouds today with temperatures staying warm in the upper 80s and low 90s. The chance of a few scattered showers stands in the forecast later tonight ahead of a cold front! Temperatures will be mild overnight in the mid 60s.