Archive - May 2013
A contentious battle for Starkvilleâ€™s Ward 2 alderman race will have to wait at least one more day to be resolved.
Oktibbeha County election commissioners voted unanimously just after 6 p.m. Wednesday to reconvene today to sift through contested affidavit ballots that have yet to be counted. City Clerk Taylor Adams said the meeting had tentatively been set for 10:30 a.m.
Starkville has positioned itself to become more environmentally sound. On Wednesday, the city received $400,000 in grant funding through the Environmental Protection Agency for assessment in cleaning up area brownfields.
George M. Self, 75, of Starkville, passed away on May 7, 2013 at University Medical Center in Jackson.Â He was a very hard working man and a friend to everyone he met. His love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors was only surpassed by his love for God and his family.
Jonathan Holder established himself as the closer for the Mississippi State baseball team as a freshman.
In his sophomore season, the right hander is seeing more and more responsibility.
Most closers only feel comfortable when it's a save situation. Holder wants the ball regardless of what the situation is.
William Robinson was looking for someone to be the face of a camp to teach young boys the skills of life along with football.
He decided to turn to his good friend with the same name William Robinson, but this happens to be former Mississippi State quarterback William "Sleepy" Robinson.
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At first, Eddie Myles needed to be reminded what a comedy roast was.
Myles is president Starkville School Districtâ€™s Board of Trustees, director of the Wellness Connection at OCH Regional Medical Center and a deacon at Second Baptist Church. Between those roles, he said, he hardly has time for TV, so he hasnâ€™t seen televised celebrity roasts.
After transferring to a new holding cell, eating his presumed last meals and making final phone calls on Tuesday, Willie Jerome Manning, of Starkville, received a stay of execution from the Mississippi Supreme Court a mere four hours before his scheduled execution.
Two years after his initial arrest by the Mississippi Attorney Generalâ€™s office, John A. Brown, 62, of Starkville, pleaded guilty to one count possession of child pornography Monday in the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Chad Garnett, OCSD chief deputy sheriff, said the arrest came in 2011 following an investigation by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hoodâ€™s office.
A primary election night that left two alderman wards in limbo also produced an easy victory for Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman.
Wiseman, a one-term incumbent, easily defeated democratic challenger Mary Lee Beal by a 1,763 to 963 margin in Tuesdayâ€™s primary, according to unofficial totals. Wiseman will face Republican Dan Moreland in the June 4 general election.
Charles Richard Orr I, age 78, of Starkville, Mississippi, died on May 7, 2013 at his daughterâ€™s home in Seagrove, NC after a long battle with cancer. Family visitation will be held Friday evening, May 10, 6:30-8:30 PM at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, TN, with funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 11. Burial will follow at Temple Cemetery in Farmington, TN.