The Horsehead Nebula recently photographed at Rainwater Observatory


This spectacular and eerie image of the Horsehead Nebula was recently photographed at Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi! It was taken by retired California aerospace engineer, Bill Kennedy, using Rainwater’s powerful 150mm APO Triplet Skywatcher refractor telescope. The total … Read more

Milk provides great taste, good health benefits

Milk, such as this pictured with the Mississippi State University award-winning dairy herd, is rich in vitamin D and calcium. (Photo by Kevin Hudson/MSU Ag Communications)

By Brittany Jacks
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Drinking a beverage that tastes delicious and has good nutritional value is like having your cake and eating it, too.

Brent Fountain, associate professor of food science, nutrition and health promotion … Read more


Francie Hemphill and Ms. E. (as she was called) enjoying GIRLFRIENDS


Thank you everyone who supported us and our ‘RECYCLING CHRISTMAS TREE”. We were proud to win second place.… Read more

FCA lefty Brooks Warren signs with East Central

Brooks Warren with FCA Coach Nathan Wright, FCA Principal Rusty McKnight, Rob Warren -father , Bob “Chico” Warren- grandafather and Renee Warren-grandmother.

By Austin Bishop
Choctaw Plaindealer

Raw talent was never a real problem for Brooks Warren on the baseball diamond. By his own admission, a proper attitude was.

“I didn’t have respect for other people and had bad behavioral problems before … Read more

Cancer screening is a ‘no-brainer’


By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

STARKVILLE, Miss. — When is knowing about a family history of colorectal cancer a good thing?

Clark Roman of Starkville said knowing his family’s increased incidence of colon cancer prompted him to have regular … Read more

Set healthy priorities to balance life, work

Juggling work, family and health can be a challenge.

By Brittany Jacks
MSU Extension Service

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Creating a healthy balance between work and life is essential to being more productive and focused.

David Buys, health specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and researcher with the … Read more