Archive - 2013
MACON â€“ Jamie Mitchell has done several big things as the head coach of the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.
He has taken SHS to the Class 5A State championship two years in a row and won the title last season.
Yet there was one big thing he wanted to do this season, and that was to beat Noxubee County.
MERIDIAN â€“ Johnathan Burton hit a 44-yard field goal for the Starkville Academy Volunteers in the first half, but it was not nearly enough as the homestanding Lamar School Raiders earned a 35-3 victory on Friday night.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ Judging by the way they played Friday night, one would never guess that the Choctaw County Chargers have only been together for a few months.
Taking on their cross county rivals French Camp, the Chargers ended their first game of the season with a 21-16 victory.
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles had a very good start to the 2013 football season as they soared to a 34-6 victory over visiting Noxapater.
MABEN â€“ To some teams, the season opener is usually a preview of how the rest of the season will go.
If Friday night was any indication, the East Webster Wolverines seem to be in good shape.
The Wolverines opened their 2013 campaign at home, defeating the Vardaman Rams 53-6.
It's good to have an individual defending state champion for any high school athletic team.
Not only do the Starkville Lady Yellowjacket cross country team have Kate Mattox, who has won the last two Class 5A State cross country titles, back, but there's a nice supporting cast around her.
Community members came out in force on Thursday evening to make their voices heard at the Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School Districtâ€™s first public hearing.
A Board of Aldermen-approved rate increase for Starkville residential sanitation customers aims to help the sanitation and environmental safety department balance its budget for fiscal year 2014.
Itâ€™s been almost five months since Jerry Oliver and Mark Lanham began their â€śWalk Across Americaâ€ť in San Diego to support the United States Constitution. On Wednesday, the two men made their way along Highway 82 in Starkville on their journey to Washington D.C.
Sending lumber overseas required a different type of container than Jim Hunt was accustomed to working with as planer mill manager at Main Street Forest Products in Maben.