Archive - 2014
The people of Mississippi know and understand how to step up to the plate when it comes to helping someone who is in need.
It has been a very difficult time for our state with the destructive tornadoes that hit Louisville in Winston County, Tupelo in Lee County, part of Lowndes County and other areas last Monday.
Southeastern Conference football has been the gold standard in college sports the last decade.
The SEC has won numerous national championships on the gridiron, including seven in a row from 2006-12. The SEC has also changed with the landscape of college football, including the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri.
The league is instituting a new change. This time it involves scheduling.
Thomas Oliver Wakeman, 91, passed away on May 1, 2014 at his residence in Starkville, MS.Â He was a retired Architect with Thomas O. Wakeman and Associates.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.Â Â
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
EUPORA â The Eupora Eagles entered game two of the Class 2A second round playoffs up one game on Strayhorn.
After Friday nightâs 3-2 victory, the Eagles had clinched the series and headed towards a series with Baldwyn.
Dan Mullen has raised the bar at Mississippi State since taking over the football program in 2008.
In his five years as the head coach, the Bulldogs have had four winning seasons and four-straight bowl appearances, winning three of those.
There has always been a good bit of hype around Mullen and his team for each of his seasons, but it might go to new heights this fall.
Several track and field athletes from Starkville High School have gotten a reputation of being the best in the state at their particular event this spring.
Those Yellowjackets want to be able to live up to that status today at the Class 6A North State track meet at Madison Central.
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Tommie James Evans,Â 62,Â died Monday, April 28, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Â Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Nathaniel Best, Officiating.Â
Visitation will be Friday, May 2,Â 2014: 12:00 -6:00Â p.m. at West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, Mississippi.Â
Mrs. Louise Thweatt Strickland, 94, died April 30, 2014 at her residence.Â Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 11 am from the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant.Â Visitation will begin at 9am prior to the service.Â Interment will be in the Browning Hillcrest Cemetery in Goodman, MS.
Russell N. Gaston, 70, passed away on May 1, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Â He was Secretary/Treasurer of East Mississippi Lumber Company, Inc. and a member of First Presbyterian Church.Â He was former Vice President of the Bank of Oxford and received his B.A. from University of Alabama in piano and organ.Â He was also a veteran of the United State Navy.
The Heavens were open to call a sweet spirit home on May 1, 2014, Archie Thomas âRedâ Aultman.