Archive - Apr 2014
A former and current Mississippi State University football player were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of residential burglary and robbery by threats.
Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department Commander Brett Watson said the two were arrested after the department received a call to Ace 21 apartments on Blackjack Road at about 2 p.m.
Another step in the consolidation process for the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts came to a close Thursday when Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2818 into law.
A few Starkville residents got the chance to share their stories on a national stage Thursday when the crew of The Story Trek came to town.
The game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Texas A&M Aggies was halted in the seventh inning Thursday night game due to weather.
Lightning forced the game to go into a delay at 8:36 p.m. and rain forced the game to be suspended until today. The No. 20 Bulldogs lead 4-1 in the top of the seventh inning and will resume today at 5 p.m.
Members of a family stick together through the good and bad times.
For the seven seniors of the Mississippi State softball team this year, they have watched the program grow and change during their time in Starkville.
Jessica Offutt said her fellow seniors are "like sisters," and that has made being a Bulldog special.
Coach Kristie Williams calls her the â€śquiet assassinâ€ť and looking at Starkville High senior Imane Montgomery, it is a fitting title.
Off the court, the senior is a woman of few words, but one step onto the hardwood and her game is killer.
MABEN â€“ East Websterâ€™s tennis team has encountered a bit of a stumbling block in the past when it came to postseason competition.
The Wolverines broke free from that obstacle by defeating Union 5-2 to clinch the Class 2A North Half title and advanced to the state tournament.
It was the type of ending that coach Travis Garner and the Starkville Yellowjackets can build on.
Even though SHS lost a 14-5 decision to the Louisville Wildcats in the final game of the baseball season Thursday night, the fight the Jackets showed at the end by scoring four runs with two outs in the seventh inning was an encouragement to Garner.
MABEN â€“ East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson said his team saw exactly what it needed to see against the French Camp Panthers on Thursday afternoon.
During a 19-5 victory by the Wolverines, Johnson was wanting to take the field one more time for competition prior to the Class 2A playoffs next week.
Cynthia â€śCindyâ€ť Curan Thompson, 58, of Starkville, MS, passed away on April 24, 2014 Â at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS.