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Carlene Coleman Elrod

October 31, 2013

Carlene Coleman Elrod, 87, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at her son's home in Florence, AL, after an extended illness.
Carlene was born November 29, 1925, Sturgis, Mississippi.
Parents Burry & Bessie Coleman (passed away)
sister   Pauline Green (passed away)
Daughter   Janice Varner Petty (passed away)
Survived by son - Keith Varner of Florence, AL

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Jackets play for region title

October 31, 2013

There's a new banner hanging on the side of the Starkville High School field house with athletes from various sports that says "Fly fast. Sting hard."
That's exactly what the Yellowjackets plan to do on the football field tonight in Vicksburg.
Starkville can clinch the Class 6A, Region 2 championship with a win against the Warren Central Vikings.

Vols set to challenge Raiders

October 31, 2013

Across the board, Jackson Academy is one of the strongest teams in the state.
“When you play somebody like this, right now where they stand, they are probably considered the best team in private school league – period, across all divisions,” Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill said. “Certainly it will be a real challenge for us so you just continue to focus on getting better at what you do.”

Playoff spot on line when Eupora travels to East Webster

October 31, 2013

East Webster and Eupora play in what some might consider one of the toughest divisions in high school football.
In fact, coach Junior Graham of the Eagles compares it to a certain college football conference.
“For 2A, it is an SEC 2A,” Graham said. “It is all about matchups because each week you are matching up with something different.”

Schaefer chosen for Dandy Dozen

October 31, 2013

Starkville High School point guard Blair Schaefer has been rewarded for hard work.
Just days before the Lady Yellowjackets begin their season, the program and Schaefer have found out that she was been chosen for The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen team.

EMCC enters postseason

October 31, 2013

Coach Buddy Stephens' East Mississippi Community College football team has yet to really be challenged this season.
The Lions have outscored their opponents 589-33 on their way to a 9-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed out of the MACJC North Division, which is their third in a row.

Money issues abound in merger

October 31, 2013

As the March 2014 deadline for the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure to submit its report to the Mississippi legislature approaches, school officials are having to consider what funding will be needed for the merger and potential projects beyond.

Organizations find indoor options for Halloween events

October 31, 2013

This year’s Fall Trunk or Treat Festival was supposed to be a first for First Baptist Church of Starkville.

Study shows grads may not be ready to tackle workplace

October 31, 2013

According to a new national study, college students may not be as prepared for the job market as they think they are.

Orchestra performance to focus on Mississippi’s musical history

October 31, 2013

The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra will perform for an usual group on Friday. The orchestra will perform for more than 3,000 elementary schoolers and their teachers in three, 30-minute Mississippi-music themed programs at First Baptist Church.

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