Archive - 2013
By NATHAN GREGORY
A house fire claimed the life of an elderly Starkville woman Thursday and injured another person.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed 86-year-old Mary Elizabeth Foster of 303 Everglade Ave. died of smoke inhalation in her residence. Her body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy. No foul play is suspected, Hunt said.
It will be an extra special night for a trio of Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
As Anna Lea Little, Maggie Proffitt and Tiffany Huddleston step onto the court tonight, it will be the last time for all three players to compete on the Starkville Academy hardwood.
Matthew Christiansen already knows what to expect tonight.
When Starkville Academy's basketball teams hold senior night, it won't be an entirely knew for Christiansen because he experienced it just a few days ago with the soccer squad.
There were two surprises for the Mississippi State softball team during its season-opener Thursday night.
The first for the Bulldogs was the quality outing delivered by transfer Alison Owens in the circle, but the other was the offense being held to four hits by the South Alabama duo of Farish Beard and Hannah Campbell.
A house fire claimed the life of an elderly Starkville woman today and sent one other to OCH Regional Medical Center.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed 86-year-old Mary Elizabeth Foster of 303 Everglade Avenue died of smoke inhalation in her residence this afternoon. No foul play is suspected, Hunt said. Her body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy.
Austin Tyler Poole pleaded guilty today to six counts of aggravated DUI in connection to a May 2012 accident that killed 19-year-old Treasure K. Huffman and injured six others.
Poole, 19, was sentenced to 25 years in prison with five years suspended on the first count and five years in prison on each of the other counts to run concurrent with the first count.
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State men's basketball team dug itself a hole that it just couldn't climb out of.
The Bulldogs (7-14, 2-7) fell to the Ole Miss Rebels (18-4, 6-3) 93-75 Wednesday night inside Tad Smith Coliseum.
MSU has now lost seven-straight.Â
By STEVEN NALLEY
Mississippi State University will host a Women of Color Summit at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Colvard Student Unionâ€™s Foster ballroom with the aim of discussing issues and statistics impacting minority women and ways to increase their chances of academic success.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Former Ward 7 Alderman Janette Self qualified Wednesday to run for election as a Democrat in that same ward.
Self, who served from 2005-09, was defeated by current Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn when she ran for re-election four years ago. Vaughn has also qualified as a Democrat to run for a second term.
By PAULINE JELINEK
WASHINGTON â€” Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.