Archive - 2013
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkville Fire Department marshals are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed the interior of a hotel room Thursday.
A shift manager at Americaâ€™s Best Value Inn & Suites on Miss. Highway 12 said she called 911 after a customer came into the lobby and said he saw smoke coming from the back of the building.
By STEVEN NALLEY
UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney directs a transportation network serving more than 220 countries and territories with more than 90,000 vehicles and more than 500 aircraft. But, when he started his career in 1974, he said he was nothing more than an 18-year-old loader with UPS in Greenwood, fresh from high school.
By MATT CRANE
For women looking for better opportunities and knowledge in both life and workplace skills, the Christian Womenâ€™s Job Corps is looking to offer not a handout, but a hand up.
The Mississippi Stateâ€™s womenâ€™s basketball team pulled off a feat not achieved by the team in three years on Thursday evening.
In 2010, the Bulldogs defeated Ohio State in the NCAA tournament and since that time, the program has not been able to recreate the feat.
The Mississippi State football staff was in place after the hiring of wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales.
That is all the past now.
It was reported on Wednesday and confirmed on Thursday, that MSU tight ends coach and assistant head coach Tim Brewster is heading to coach at Florida State.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are winning baseball games and learning more about themselves also with each game.
MSU, which is No. 9 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, used 22 different players, including pitchers, during Wednesday's 17-5 victory over Rhode Island and the competition seems to be heating up at several different positions.
There were plenty of runs to be had at the Starkville softball field Thursday night, but there wasn't enough to give the Lady Yellowjackets a victory.
In only its second game of the season, SHS lost a 24-12 decision to Choctaw Central.
The Lady Jackets only scored one run to the same team last season, so head coach Wendy Jolly considers it an improvement.
Mrs. Laura Mae Hamill Jones, 93, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville.
Burial will follow in Beth Eden Church Cemetery.
By STEVEN NALLEY
The Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted in favor of two variances from form-based codes for First Baptist Churchâ€™s proposed child care facility and drop-off lane Wednesday at City Hall.
By ZACK PLAIR
Times have changed and race relations in Mississippi have certainly improved since 1965.
On that point, both Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton and the countyâ€™s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Chris Taylor adamantly agree.