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February 13th

Sharron Ann Hall

February 13, 2013

Mrs. Sharron Ann Hall, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her home in Maben.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Johnson Creek M.B. Church in Pheba with Rev. Bruce Guyton officiating.

Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Maben.

Visitation will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel in West Point.

School consolidation bill passes Miss. House

February 13, 2013

A bill to consolidate the school districts of Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Miss. House today.

The bill's next stop will be the state Senate. If it passes through, the districts will merge into the Starkville Consolidated School District effective July 1, 2015. The current attendance zones and school district boundaries would remain in place under the bill.

February 12th

MSU welcomes Dunlap as first artist-in-residence

February 13, 2013


Mississippi native and internationally recognized artist William "Bill" Dunlap is reconnecting with his roots as Mississippi State University's first artist-in-residence during the spring 2013 semester.

Trustees: Call state legislators

February 13, 2013


The first opportunity for the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to discuss a state House bill that would consolidate the city and county school districts yielded encouragement from the board to stakeholders to call their representatives and make their opinions known.

Supes hear input from attendees

February 13, 2013


Oktibbeha County District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard called a special meeting Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex to inform county residents about legislation to consolidate the Oktibbeha County School District and the Starkville School District and voice these residents’ concerns to legislators.

Annette Irby

February 13, 2013

Annette Poitra Irby, 48, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at her residence in Starkville. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in the Welch Funeral Home chapel in Starkville.

Burial will follow in Adaton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

With the decision: Graveman returns to MSU after being drafted by pros

February 13, 2013

Kendall Graveman took his selection in the Major League Baseball draft serious.

The Mississippi State right-handed pitcher was drafted in the 36th round by the Miami Marlins last year. He didn't know what to do coming off his junior season and had to make the decision on is own.

SMITH COLUMN: Several sports gain attention during month

February 13, 2013

Sports can be a hot topic of conversation at any time of the year.

It seems that mid February brings that opportunity more than any other because all of the crossover that athletic events have.

You can talk about baseball because that season starts locally this weekend for Mississippi State and various high schools.

MSU returns home to take on Missouri in basketball

February 13, 2013

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray was glad his team made it through last week.

It wasn't easy for the Bulldogs after two games against some of the top competition in the Southeastern Conference.

SA Vols advance in tourney play

February 13, 2013

JACKSON – ­Starkville Academy completed the triple sweep of Heritage Academy on Tuesday.

For the third time in as many weeks, the Volunteers and Patriots met on the hardwood, and for the third time Starkville Academy walked away victorious 56-41.

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