October 1st, 2014
As terrible as Hurricane Katrina was, Willie Womack believes it made the Federal Emergency Management Agency stronger.
Womack is preparedness branch chief for FEMA Region IV, an eight-state Southeastern region that includes Mississippi. It was in Katrinaâ€™s wake, he said, that FEMA developed Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs) that deploy to disaster-stricken sites almost immediately.
Every day, when Starkville High School senior Ashley Bishop goes to lunch, she meets with records clerk Ettaronda Hogan in her office.
Noon Saturday marks the deadline to register to vote in time for the November general election.
The Oktibbeha county circuit clerkâ€™s office, located in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex on Main Street, will remain open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through the week and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accept voter registration forms.
Clifton James Brooks, Jr. ofÂ Starkville, MS, 61, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 2, 2014Â at Mount Peiler Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, MS with Reverend Dr. Charlie F. Barnes, Sr., officiating.
The last time Ben Beckwith played center in an actual game was the year 2008.
He was a junior at Benton Academy then, but he will get another crack at center, as Mississippi State will be without starter Dillon Day for one game. Day is suspended for No. 12 MSU's Saturday game against No. 6 Texas A&M.
Beckwith has started all four games this season at a guard position.
How many times have you seen an athlete on the sideline, on the baseball field or the basketball court hold up the index finger signaling that they are No. 1?
It is the goal of every team to have a team good enough to reach the top in a certain ranking.
In this area, there are three football teams that are enjoying that distinction.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were able to break out the brooms once again on Tuesday night.
Starkville pulled off the three-set volleyball sweep of defending state champion Southaven 25-15, 25-20, 25-21.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets made sure senior night for Jocitta Buchanan was a success and recorded an 8-2 victory over rival Columbus at home Tuesday night.
Six runs in the first three innings helped the Lady Jackets take control of the game early.
Steve Denson was a very excited 8th grade head football coach on Tuesday night.
After Starkville's 14-0 victory over Louisville, Denson surrounded his Yellowjackets around him and had nothing but good things to say.
Starkville was able to survive a battle of unbeaten teams to remain at the top of the conference with a record of 5-0, which was the source of Denson's joy.
Despite the occasional hitch here and there, city officials believe installation for C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home service is progressing smoothly.