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May 5th

Jerry Milton Atkins

May 5, 2014

Jerry Milton Atkins, 83, passed away on May 4, 2014 at his residence in Maben, MS.  He was retired from Babcock and Wilcox as a Welding Specialist, where he worked for 41 years and a member of Maben Methodist Church.  He was an usher for Mississippi State University ballgames for the Shriners.  He was a Master Mason, Shriner, and member of the Eastern Star, and the Chaplain for Boilermaker Union L

Good baseball weekend gets MSU back on track

May 5, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs may have played their way right back into the Southeastern Conference Western Division race.
The Bulldogs (31-18, 14-10) went on the road, swept Auburn this past weekend and now sit just one game back on in-state rival Ole Miss for the top spot in the Western division.

Bulldogs earn No. 9 seed at Sugar Grove Regional in golf

May 5, 2014

There was a sigh of relief from the Mississippi State men's golf team when its name was not listed alongside Alabama's.
The Bulldogs were not put in the same regional at Auburn as the top-ranked Crimson Tide for postseason play. Rather, MSU will travel to Sugar Grove, Illinois, and Rich Harvest Farms for a NCAA regional. The pairings were announced on Golf Channel Monday morning

Terrill pleased with Vols as spring football drills progress

May 5, 2014

Spring football training can really be an eye-opening experience for a coach.
This is the first time they get to see a new composition of players take the field and they can truly see what they have to work with for the upcoming season.
Starkville Academy is right in the midst of that process and so far, coach Jeff Terrill is “real pleased” with where the team stands.

All part of the plan: MSU's Offutt balances athletics, academics, service

May 5, 2014

The life of the student-athlete is not easy.
Consider the one of Mississippi State senior softball player Jessica Offutt.
Offutt spends much of her time in the outfield for the Bulldogs, but she has also had a busy schedule of exams worked around a key road series at LSU and the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
It's all a part of the plan as far as Offutt is concerned.

Starkville Christian enjoys season, looks to future

May 5, 2014

The Starkville Christian Lady Cougars faced one final challenge before seeing the end of the slow pitch softball season.
Central Academy hosted a tournament on Saturday and it gave the Lady Cougars a chance to get a little more experience.

May 4th

WAIT COLUMN: League proves interesting with two series left

May 4, 2014

Is it just me, or is every weekend in the Southeastern Conference an entire spectrum of emotion?
This past weekend may have proved that, but every weekend seems to.

East Webster claims first state team title

May 4, 2014

MABEN – Coach Pam Champion’s tennis team accomplished a feat never before done at East Webster.
By defeating Clarkdale 7-0, the Wolverines claimed the Class 2A State championship.
“All the time and hard work they put into it, this made it all worth it,” Champion said. “They play pretty much year round so this just shows what hard work can do.”

May 3rd

Helen Bailey

May 4, 2014

Helen Williams Bailey died early Friday morning in Starkville,
Mississippi. She was 86.
She was patient, kind, and a woman of tremendous personal
faith and tolerance for the views of others. It was quite common
to hear her say, “It takes all kinds to make a world.” She read
novels and biographies at a clip of 2-3 per week and could knock

East Webster uses five-run fifth for baseball victory

May 4, 2014

MABEN – The East Webster Wolverines liked the number five to keep them alive in the Class 2A postseason.
With five runs in the fifth inning, East Webster was able to break a 2-2 tie and went on to defeat East Union 8-3 on Saturday.
The Wolverines won the series 2-1 and advanced to meet Mantachie next weekend with the first game being at home on Friday.

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