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Retta Smith

January 9, 2013

Mrs. Retta Kate Smith, 88 died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at West Memorial Chapel in Starkville with Rev. Donald Wesley officiating.
Burial will follow at Tibbee Community Cemetery in Tibbee.
Visitation will be held 1-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at West Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

John Vaughan

January 9, 2013

Mr. John Seale Vaughan of Ponchatoula, La., 51, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula.
Visitation will be held noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the church prior to service.

MSU hit with cyber attack

January 9, 2013

According to Mississippi State University Director of University Relations Sid Salter, the university was the target of a cyber attack on one of its servers, but a preliminary investigation indicates that no secure data was lost.

Salter issued the following statement earlier.

Lady Vols create first with ranking

January 9, 2013

The Starkville Academy girls basketball program experienced a first on Tuesday.

When the Lady Volunteers became ranked in the Clarion Ledger Super 10 girls poll, it was not only the first time SA had become a part of the rankings, but it's also the first time any private school squad has entered the listing.

Lady Jackets start the year with big win

January 9, 2013

It may not have been a perfect game for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets in the first game of 2013 Tuesday night, but it was pretty good.

The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 25-9 lead after the first quarter against the visiting Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs and went on to secure a 66-29 victory at home.

Turnovers cost Yellowjackets in a 54-51 loss

January 9, 2013

The Starkville High School boys' basketball team gave itself plenty of opportunities to win, but when it was all said and done, it didn't capitalize.

The Yellowjackets dropped a 54-51 final to Aberdeen inside the Beehive.

"We had too many turnovers," SHS head coach Greg Carter said.

The Jackets turned the ball over 16 times, but shot 55 percent from the field.

East Webster sweeps Ackerman teams

January 9, 2013

MATHISTON – The familiarity of playing a rivals proved beneficial for the East Webster Lady Wolverines Tuesday night.

The Lady Wolverines were able to pick up a 48-26 victory over the Ackerman Lady Indians at its home court at the former Wood Junior College gymnasium.

MSU, South Carolina face off with two of SEC's new coaches

January 9, 2013

In Rick Ray's first year as the head coach of the Mississippi State basketball team, he hasn't caught many breaks.

There have been injuries, players suspended and a loss to a Southwestern Athletic Conference school.

MSU sophomore James earns minutes with play

January 9, 2013

Mississippi State's Jerica James is beginning to get the point.

The sophomore earned her sixth start of the season, the first in Southeastern Conference play for the Bulldogs and played 36 minutes in a 60-46 loss to South Carolina last Sunday.

Maynard qualifies for Ward 5 alderman race

January 9, 2013


Mississippi State University Career Center Director Scott Maynard announced Tuesday he will run as a Republican for Ward 5’s alderman seat in this year’s municipal election.

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