Archive - 2014
At a Tuesday press conference, Mike Slive announced that he will step down as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, effective July 31, 2015. Slive is the SECâ€™s seventh commissioner and has held the position since 2002, yet he told SECSports.com that recent health concerns have made him reevaluate his priorities.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen said he would have voted the Bulldogs No. 1 six weeks ago.
The Bulldogs were unranked in the preseason, but now that doesnâ€™t matter.
MSU became the No. 1 team on Sunday in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. This is the first time the Bulldogs have been the top ranked team in the country in both polls.
Starkville High School had to cancel classes Tuesday as its personnel waited for Starkville Electric Department to restore its electricity after Mondayâ€™s severe thunderstorm, but principal David Baggett confirmed power is now restored and class is back in session today.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend multiple rezonings needed for the Golden Triangle Development LINKâ€™s planned $10 million Innovation District, despite opposition from residents of properties near the developmentâ€™s 326-acre site.
Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen will ultimately consider the commissionâ€™s recommendations for final approval.
Starkville police detectives are investigating what they are calling a rash of stolen vehicles and attempts to steal vehicles.
A police department press release said the theft and attempted thefts occurred on the weekends of Oct. 3 and 10, and detectives believe the suspects may have chosen those dates because of high traffic in town for Mississippi State football games.
Cedar Bluff, MS â€“ Mr. Joseph MichaelÂ "Joey"Â Raines, 42, passed away on October 14, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.Â Joey was born January 6, 1972, in West Point the son of Donald Roy and Elizabeth Taylor Raines.Â As a young man, he attended Calvary Baptist Church in West Point.
Joe Maddux Blackbourn, 89, passed away on October 13 in Starkville, MS.Â He was born on September 28, 1925 in Blossom, Texas and was the younger son of Frank and Velma Blackbourn.Â He lived the list 46 years of his life in Starkville.Â Dr.
Vergie Jenette Akins, 84, Â ofÂ Starkville, MS, died Thursday, October 9,Â 2014 in Columbus, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 16, 2014Â at First Baptist Church Longview, Starkville, MS with Reverend Dr. Larnzy Carpenter, Jr., officiating.
Mississippi State athletics has enjoyed its share of recognition on the national stage the last couple of years.
Whether it has been in baseball, women's golf or with the football team currently being ranked No. 1 in the country, there has been plenty of positive attention for the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State may be ranked No. 1 in the country, but head coach Dan Mullen still sees weaknesses with his team.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. They have also beaten three-straight top 10 teams in impressive fashion, but Mullen still wants to see improvement.