Archive - Apr 29, 2014
It has been six days since the Starkville Yellowjackets concluded the baseball season and coach Travis Garner has almost had a week to ponder what his first year was like.
When Garner took the job at SHS, he knew he was at "a disadvantage" because coaching in Mississippi was new.
It wasn't the type of baseball seasons that the Starkville Yellowjackets and the Starkville Academy Volunteers wanted to see.
Neither team qualified for the postseason and SHS just squeaked out a winning season with a 14-13 record.
Even though the Jackets and Vols may be down right now, things have a chance to be better in the near future.
Going into the 2013-2014 baseball season, many were saying the Starkville Academy Volunteers were young so they would not win much.
Instead of letting the naysayers get them down, the Volunteers did â€śeverything to winâ€ť and in the end produced what coach Jody Britt calls a â€śgood year.â€ť
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will see their final non-conference game of the regular season today.
MSU (28-17) hosts Jacksonville State (23-19) at Dudy Noble Field. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
Junior left-hander Lucas Laster (0-0, 3.27 ERA) is the expected starting pitcher for the Bulldogs, while the Gamecocks had not announced a starter at press time.Â
Ginger Brown-Lemm has found a good bit of success since taking over the Mississippi State women's golf program in 2010.
The team has won several tournaments and advanced to the NCAA Championships.
William (Sonny) H. Coggins, 78, passed away on April 27, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.Â He was retired from Howard Furniture and a member of Longview Baptist Church.Â He was founding member of Talking Warrior Coon Hunting Club.
God gained another angel on April 27, 2014. Clara Arnett Collier, 79, passed away at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Â She was a retired Customer Service Supervisor with 4-County Electric Power Association.
Oktibbeha County dodged a bullet as tornado-producing storms passed to the south without causing any significant damage, but the county did not escape the stormâ€™s effects entirely.
Oktibbeha County residents have wish to vote in Mississippiâ€™s upcoming June 3 United States Congress primary election have until noon Saturday to register if they have not already done so.
Before he became executive director of the Stennis Center for Public Service, Rex Buffington worked for its namesake, the late U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis.