Archive - 2014
Mississippi State is still alive for the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Or at least that's what the week four rankings showed that were released Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs (9-1, 5-1) are ranked No. 4, after spending the first three weeks as No. 1.
A man accused of two counts of armed robbery received a 20-year sentence to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with 11 years suspended, nine to serve, after pleading guilty during the October-November Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term.
Starkville police arrested three local men allegedly involved in various burglaries over the weekend.
Officers arrested 31-year-old Elmer Oscar Norwood, of 284 Garrard Road, Saturday morning on suspicion of residential burglary and burglary of a church.
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Former Mississippi Secretary of State Eric Clark spoke at Mondayâ€™s Starkville Rotary Club meeting, giving his opinions on the dangers of polarization in American politics.
When Clark was receiving his PhD in history, Bill Parish, who introduced Clark to the club, was one of his professors.
Leslie Carol Taylor, 39, passed away on November 15, 2014 at her residence in Columbus, MS.Â She was a graduate of Starkville Academy and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville.
She is survived by her parents, George and Glenda Taylor of Starkville, MS; brother, John Matthew (Matt) Taylor (Jennifer) of Marietta, GA; one niece and one nephew.
Evelyn Maloney Rook, 89, of Braxton, passed away on November 16, 2014. Visitation will be at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Highway 13, Mendenhall, Mississippi, from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Services will be held at St. Peter's Cathedral, Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2pm, with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park immediately following services.
Brenda Payne, 73, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.Â Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, with the funeral service immediately following in the funeral home chapel.Â Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.
JACKSON â€“ One step into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and it is clear that football has a storied history in the Magnolia State.
On Monday, a group of Starkville Academy athletes got to experience the Hall of Fame as they took part in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools football state championship press conference.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen needed two wins in the final two regular season games to get bowl eligible a year ago.
The Bulldogs won those games and knocked off Rice to win the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. There was mention of Mullen being on the hot seat entering those final two games.