Archive - Apr 2014
PEARL â€“ Wes Rea needed something good to happen when he stepped to the plate with two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning.
The Mississippi State junior first baseman delivered with a two-run double down the third base line to give the Bulldogs a lead. A lead they never surrendered.
Games cancelled due to weather conditions are all but a thing of the past for Starkville High.
When the football, soccer, and track teams as well as the band take to its respective fields and oval, it will be on a brand new surface and it isÂ one that makes athletic director Dr.Â Stan Miller extremely proud.
Three coaches, an athletic director and a band director sat around a table in the conference room at Starkville High School Tuesday morning with smiles on their faces.
While considering what the new turf and track surface being installed at Yellowjacket Stadium means to the athletic program, they have a reason to be excited about what's coming.
A recently-released report from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has found that Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks needs to remit more than $35,000 owed in excess fees to the countyâ€™s general fund.
Chancery clerk offices collect fees from mortgages, warranty deeds from across the county, open court cases, case filings, copy fees and a percentage from delinquent taxes.
The finalist pool for Starkvilleâ€™s community development director shrank before aldermen conducted the first interview.
Kelly McCaffrey, landscape architect with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the New Orleans area, withdrew from consideration on Monday for â€śpersonal reasons,â€ť said City Personnel Director Randy Boyd.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors granted a pay raise to county Road Manager Victor Collins and officially set County Administrator Emily Garrardâ€™s salary at a Monday evening meeting in the courthouse.
Traditionally, Starkville Rotary Club meetings end with a ring of the clubâ€™s bell and a mass recitation of the clubâ€™s motto: â€śService Above Self â€” He profits most who serves best.â€ť But on Monday night, at the clubâ€™s annual banquet, Rotary Club President Brent Fountain opted to break with tradition for a special occasion, leading Rotarians in a verse of â€śHappy Birthdayâ€ť for the club itself.
Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. announced four finalists in the search for its next president Friday, among them Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert.
The Starkville Yellowjackets broke the final huddle on the first day of spring practice Monday with the words "hard work."
According to head coach Jamie Mitchell, the Jackets can't afford to approach each day any other way.
Starkville has 20 total practices this spring and Mitchell plans to use each one wisely.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. Lola Marie Tyner, 96, of Starkville, who died on April 19, 2014. Interment will be in Boone Cemetery at Oak Grove, with Bro. Bob Burge and Bro. Charles Herring officiating.