Archive - 2013
By CARL SMITH
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees named Jennifer Gregory as the organizationâ€™s new chief executive officer Thursday.
Gregory, the Partnershipâ€™s former chief operating officer and vice president for tourism, assumed the new role immediately.
Shots inside the Beehive were not falling as frequently as the rain was outside for the Starkville Yellowjackets Friday night.
Battling a tough Yazoo City team, the Jackets were not able to overcome the slow pace of the Indians and following a last minute shot the Jackets fell 36-34.
MCCOMB â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers met no resistance Friday night in improving their record to 28-0 as they defeated Parklane Academy 61-20.
Starkville Academy jumped out to a 25-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Vols held a 35-11 advantage at the half.
It was more of the same in the second half as the Lady Vols outscored their host 26-9.
Fred Thomas came to Mississippi State with the reputation of being a shooter.
The freshman struggled early in the season, but he has finally been able to find his shot.Â
Thomas was 6-of-12 from the field in Wednesday's 96-70 loss to Arkansas on the road. He made 2-of-5 3-pointers and led the team with 17 points.
Starkville Academy's Drew Pellum can throw a football well and he's also pretty good at kicking a soccer ball.
When it came time to chosing a sport for the next level, Pellum picked baseball and he's taking that talent to Mississippi Delta Community College.
Pellum signed earlier this week and celebrated the moment Friday morning at the SA's media center with family and friends.
Athletes in the sport of soccer are instructed not to use their hands unless they are a goalkeeper or throw the ball in from out of bounds.
On Friday morning, Starkville Academy soccer players Zach Slaughter and Colby Henderson were encouraged to use their hands.
Slaughter and Henderson took a pen and signed their names to continue their soccer careers at Meridian Community College.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed 23-year-old Deseane K. Robinson of 2011 Williams Road in Starkville died after a two-car head-on collision on Louisville Street early Friday morning.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Donald Tong has never been to Mississippi before this week, but he has grown to like the state.
By CARL SMITH
A public meeting will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex to address residentsâ€™ concerns over Unity Park.
District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams will moderate the discussion, which he said could lead to the nomination of a local civil rights and education pioneer to be featured on one of the parkâ€™s blank plaques.
By CARL SMITH
Starkville School District officials confirmed trustees and Superintendent Lewis Holloway will travel to Jackson today to discuss a Miss. House bill which calls for the consolidation of Oktibbeha County school districts.