Archive - Dec 20, 2013
Mississippi State University placed university Police Chief Georgia Lindley on paid administrative leave Thursday night, after Starkville police reportedly arrested her on suspicion of driving under the influence.
SPD Capt. Frank Nichols said Lindley was arrested Thursday. She posted bond after her arrest and was not booked into Oktibbeha County Jail.
Two local residents have thrown their hats in the ring to become the next county administrator, and both have ties to City Hall.
Mississippi drivers are the third-worst in the country, according to a recent study.
The study, which car insurance website www.carinsurancecomparison.com carried out, ranks the states and District of Columbia from first to worst based on statistics pulled from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The past few months have been hard for Danny Hodnett.
John Wesley Yeates, Jr., 43,Â diedÂ December 13, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Â Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21,Â 2013 @ West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, MSÂ with Minister Edward Yeates, officiating.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 20, 2013 @ West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville, MS from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Tommie James Duck, 77,Â diedÂ December 15, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21,Â 2013 @ Sixteenth Section Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, MSÂ with Reverend Jimmy Forrest, officiating.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 20, 2013 @ West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville, MS from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
Lurline Beatrice Rice Minor, 96,Â diedÂ December 14, 2013 in Laurel, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21,Â 2013 @ First Church of Christ (Holiness), USA, Starkville, MSÂ with Elder Jessie Johnson, Jr, officiating.
Visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 20, 2013 @ West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville, MS from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
They walked in sunshine of a southern sun. They carried the strength and the glow of an unending love togetherâ€¦Â
Over the years, the Joe Horne Christmas Classic in Columbus has blossomed into one of the top tournaments in the area.
That growth is much in part to the work of Columbus High coach Sammy Smith and his staff who started working many months ago to get this yearâ€™s tournament ready.
In the first two "big tests" for Mississippi State, they didn't answer the bell like Rick Ray would have liked.
That was not the story Thursday night.
The Bulldogs knocked off the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 66-53 inside Humphrey Coliseum in front of 5,902 fans.
"I thought this was a really good win for our ball club against a really quality opponent," MSU head coach Rick Ray said.