Archive - Jan 2013
By CARL SMITH
Angela Turner Lairy, the daughter of former Miss. Sen. Bennie Turner, will follow in her fatherâ€™s steps after defeating West Point resident Kenny Fowler in the Miss. Senate District 16 Special Election Tuesday.
Unofficial results as of press time had Turner Lairy, a Democrat, beating her opponent 4,325-1,716.
When many people think of Southeastern Conference football, they think of defense.
For Rick Ray and his Mississippi State basketball team, he is taking the same approach many SEC football teams do. He is winning with defense.
There was a time when the sport of choice for Pernell McPhee was almost basketball.
One can bet that the Mississippi State Bulldogs are glad that McPhee chose football. Pahokee (Fla.) High School, Itawamba Community College and Baltimore Ravens can be pleased as well.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers didn't waste any time getting a lead on Hillcrest Christian School Tuesday night and went on to defeat their hosts 67-30.
Starkville Academy, which improved to 24-0, jumped out to a 19-2 advantage and increased the margin to 39-16 at halftime.
CRAWFORD â€“ Outside the East Oktibbeha gym Tuesday night things were cold and dreary, but on the inside, senior night featured bright smiles and hot-scoring.
The careers of Quanisha Doss, Chansity Evans, Chaurieal Jenkins, Savannah Blair, Jessica Reed and Lydia Stevenson were celebrated and the Lady Titans seniors were sent out with a 78-61 victory over French Camp Academy.
Mrs. Alice Gertrude Overstreet Taylor, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at The Meadows retirement home in Fulton.Â
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Oxford with Rev. Ed Woodall officiating.Â
Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.Â
Visitation will be held 9-11 a.m. at the church prior to the services.Â
WEST POINT â€” Mrs. Dicie Harris Fulgham, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with Brother Aaron Parker officiating.
Burial will follow in Clarkson Cemetery in Maben.
Mr. Roland Hayes Drungole, 57, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at his residenceÂ in Oak Park, Ill.Â
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Pleasant
Hill United Methodist Church in Starkville with Elder Joseph L. Hawkins officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Starkville.
JACKSON â€” An ice storm warning was out for much of the Mississippi Delta until 6 p.m. Tuesday as motorists were being warned of continuing icy conditions on roads and bridges â€” a warning that extended into northeastern counties.