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Willie James Yeates

January 23, 2014

Willie James Yeates, 39, died January 16, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at West Memorial Chapel in Starkville, Mississippi with Reverend Leroy Jackson officiating. 
West Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
You may sign the online memorial register @ westmemorialfunerals.com

Lekeshia Denise Roberts

January 23, 2014

Lekeshia Denise Roberts, 23, died Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Columbus, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Charity Full Gospel Church, Crawford, Mississippi with Reverend Kenny Bridges.
Visitation will be Friday, January 24, 2014 from 1-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, Mississippi.

Jackets to host North 6A event

January 23, 2014

It can be a huge advantage to be able to host a tournament in the postseason.
The Starkville Yellowjackets have the opportunity to do that at the end of February.
In an announcement by the Mississippi High School Activities Association on Thursday, SHS was awarded a host site for the Class 6A North State Tournament.

Bulldog women don't hit boards, lose to rival Rebels

January 23, 2014

OXFORD – Ole Miss got eight more offensive rebounds that Mississippi State did Thursday night.
The 19th was the biggest of the night.
Ole Miss’ Kenyotta Jenkins put back a miss with 0.8 seconds left in overtime that proved to be the game-winner as the Bulldogs fell 87-85 at Tad Smith Coliseum.
“As I told my team, in hindsight that one’s on me,” MSU head coach Vic Schaefer said.

SHS honors 2013 football team at banquet

January 23, 2014

It was about celebrating the present and looking forward to the future on Wednesday night during the Starkville High School football banquet.
The Yellowjackets were recognized by the coaching staff and several awards were given out during the event held at the Travis Outlaw Center at the Starkville Sportsplex.

SHS sharpens bowling skill with Neshoba match

January 23, 2014

The Starkville High School bowling team took to the lanes and a tough opponent was there to meet it it in the Neshoba Central Rockets.
It was another challenge to help get the Yellowjackets in shape for the postseason.

Mayor offers State of State response

January 23, 2014

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman became the first mayor in Mississippi history to respond to a governor’s State of the State address, according to the Mississippi Democratic Trust.

The trust’s director, Brandon Jones, said he thought Wiseman “knocked it out of the park.”

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Equality resolution draws praise, concern

January 23, 2014

An equality resolution Starkville’s Board of Aldermen unanimously approved on its consent agenda on Tuesday has been called everything from controversial to a victory for gay rights groups.

Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Taylor Adams simply calls it practical.

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Sturgis Rally returning - City, Rally board negotiate terms

January 23, 2014

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Board has confirmed plans to bring its rally back to Sturgis Aug. 15-17 at Dianne Jackson Memorial Park after a three-year hiatus, with plans to sign a finalized contract with the town Feb. 4.

GSDP banquet sold-out again

January 23, 2014

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership will hold its annual banquet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Mississippi State University’s Hunter Henry Center. Tickets for the event are sold out for the third year in a row, leaving a waiting list despite GSDP efforts to accommodate the growing numbers.

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