Archive - Dec 18, 2012
By MATT CRANE
For his family and the countless residents of Oktibbeha County he served, the legacy of Will Allen Jr.â€™s life continues to thrive.
Allen not only served his country overseas during World War II, but he also helped establish what would become the East Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department.
FROM WIRE REPORTS
Kenny Fowler and Angela Turner-Lairy have qualified for a Jan. 15 special election to succeed late Miss. Sen. Bennie Turner, who died in November.
The winner of the nonpartisan election will complete the remainder of Turnerâ€™s term.
Turner-Lairy, an attorney in West Point, is Turnerâ€™s daughter. Fowler is a businessman.
Starkville Highâ€™s football team, cheerleaders and band flocked the streets of Starkville on Tuesday for a parade celebrating its recent Class 5A State championship.
Starting in the parking lot of Starkville Daily News, the parade headed along North Jackson, before turning onto Main Street and continuing along its route where it ended upon the steps of the Greensboro Center.
Starkville Academy guard Carnail Minor knows basketball.
Having grown up around the sport, the Volunteer understands the game better than most athletes well beyond his years. That knowledge of the game is just one of the many things that leads Starkville Academy coach Mark Alexander to call Minor a â€śjoy to watch.â€ť
The signs are pointing to Christmas being near.
Sure, it's easy to notice the lights and the trees are going up everywhere and the presents are starting to appear.
All of that helps in the anticipation of the season, but there's an extra treat this time of the year for the local sports fan.
The number nine doesn't look the same to Alex Thompson as it did three years ago.
When Thompson began working with the boys basketball team at Starkville Christian School, nine represented the losses for his junior varsity Cougars the first year.
Things have changed since that time.