Archive - Mar 27, 2014
It's an honor and responsibility that Jamie Mitchell doesn't take lightly.
The Starkville High School head football coach learned on Wednesday that he had been chosen as the head coach of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic.
Mitchell said receiving such recognition is humbling, just realizing "there's only one coach a year chosen for that spot."
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were down by 14 points to the Auburn Tigers in the second half Thursday night.
How do you erase a 14-point deficit? Turn to No. 14.
Kendra Grant scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half and the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 59-54 in the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State entered Southeastern Conference play losing three out of its last five games.
After an opening day loss to Georgia to start league play, the Bulldogs have rebounded and won four of their last five SEC games.
MSU (18-9, 4-2) looks to continue its hot start in conference play this weekend. The No. 16 Bulldogs host Arkansas (16-8, 3-3) in a three-game series starting tonight.
Very few players in athletes on any level get the right to be selected as an All-Star.
There will be 24 girls from across the state tipping off for the 50th annual Mississippi Sports Medicine North-South All-Star game tonight.
Among those selected for the North squad will be East Websterâ€™s own Quantesha Patterson.
Jimmie Martin Wilson, 62, passed away on March 27, 2014 at her residence in Starkville, MS.Â She was a retired Customer Service Representative for Hilton Corporation and a member of Arlington Presbyterian Church in Arlington, TN.Â She loved life, her family and friends.
Ellen D. Norris, 40,Â died Monday, March 24, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29,Â 2014 at Choctaw County Community Center, Ackerman, Mississippi with Apostle Pete McKinnis officiating.Â
Narcissus Kelly, 101,Â died Monday, March 24, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 29,Â 2014 at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Reverend Tyrone Orr officiating.Â
Visitation will be Friday,Â March 28,Â 2014: 12-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, Mississippi.Â
The Mississippi State women's basketball starting lineup continues to take shape in Vic Schaefer's second season as the head coach.
Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance in finding a man wanted in connection with an alleged burglary.
Police are searching for 18-year-old Deangelo Dewayne Manning, whoâ€™s described as 6-foot-1and weighing approximately 175 pounds.
Oktibbeha County firefighters stopped a large grass fire near Highway 12 from damaging other property Wednesday afternoon.
Oktibbeha County Fire Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the firefighters dispatched at 1:46 p.m. to a grass fire near Lisa Lane off of Highway 12. He said the fire was spreading rapidly and threatening some structures and a tractor nearby.