Archive - Jan 2014
MADISON â€“ It may have been a holiday on Monday, but a trip to Madison wasn't as much fun as the Starkville Yellowjackets thought it would be.
Even though Starkville pulled out a 49-40 victory over Forrest Hill in the Martin Luther King Classic at Germantown High School, the Jackets had to earn every point and make sure they played well enough defensively the entire game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have yet to put together a winning streak in its first four Southeastern Conference games this season.
MSU lost to Kentucky to start, beat Ole Miss, lost on the road at Alabama but then returned home to beat Texas A&M.
The Bulldogs (12-5, 2-2) look to win two-straight when Auburn (8-7, 0-4) comes to town on Wednesday.
Beth Ellen Bost Nix, native of Starkville, MS, passed away January 16, 2014, in Huntsville, AL.
Bethâ€™s joyous spirit came into the world on the 17 of January, 1950 as the third child of 7 born to Dr. William Bost and Mrs. Elaine Fields Bost of Starkville, MS.
Mr. Marion E. Hodges, 85, retired truck driver, died 1/19/14 at his residence in Mathiston. Â Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, 1/22/14, at the First Baptist Church in Mathiston, MS with burial to follow in the Sapa Cemetery in Webster County. Rev. Wade Stevens officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, 1/21/14 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora.
Billy Joe Box, 76, a retired furniture manufacturing supervisor, passed away Saturday January 18, 2014 at the University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Box was born September 21, 1937 in Choctaw County, MS. He was a member of the Chester Baptist Church and served 23 years as a member of the Army National Guard.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a county strategic planning session at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
The session will serve as a county-focused follow up to a November joint strategic planning session between the city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County.
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Whether itâ€™s bringing potato soup to a terminally ill cancer patient or heading a city election commission dealing with one of the most hotly-contested Starkville elections in recent history, Jim McKell has a reputation for being there when it matters.
Competitor is the first word out of coach Mark Whiteâ€™s mouth when he starts to describe East Mississippi Community College sophomore Jacolby Mobley.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s Craig Sword wasnâ€™t happy with how he and his teammates played last Wednesday night.â€¨The Bulldogs played poorly and dropped an 80-61 decision to Alabama on the road. MSU was coming off a big win over in-state rival Ole Miss, but couldnâ€™t ride that momentum into Coleman Coliseum.
â€śI was really disappointed in our performance at Alabama,â€ť MSU head coach Rick Ray said.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had their backs up against the wall all afternoon long.
It didnâ€™t seem to affect the Bulldogs though.
MSU overcame a 10-point deficit, its largest in a victory this season, in the second half to knock off the Texas A&M Aggies 81-72 in overtime Saturday afternoon inside Humphrey Coliseum.