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Archive - 2014

September 10th

Hillcrest Christian coach knows task will be difficult against SA

September 10, 2014

"To be the best, you have to beat the best."
That is the mind set of first-year Hillcrest Christian School coach Todd Montgomery as he heads into Friday's game against Starkville Academy.

Jones getting his feet wet at Hinds Community College

September 10, 2014

There are ways an athletic football player like Princeton Jones can help a football team.
Hinds Community College in Raymond is giving Jones that opportunity.
After signing with East Mississippi Community College out of Starkville High School, Jones found his way a little farther west to begin his junior college career.

City to keep "plus one" coverage

September 10, 2014

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver's motion following executive session to remove the "plus-one" benefit from city employee health plans failed to receive a second during a called Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.
The board unanimously approved adding the plus-one adult plan, as well as an employee-plus-children plan to its health benefits during its Sept. 2 meeting.

SSD, OCSD to seek bids on projects jointly

September 10, 2014

Starkville School District will look to advertise for bids alongside Oktibbeha County School District as both districts continue preparations for their July consolidation.
After a lengthy executive session, the SSD Board of Trustees voted to seek bids jointly with OCSD for a $550,000 construction project to expand Starkville High School's cafeteria.

Fire department uses Evans Hall for fire training prior to demolition

September 10, 2014

Evans Hall’s life as a dormitory may be over, but Starkville Fire Department is still getting some use out of the old Mississippi State University building before its demolition.
Starkville Fire Department Training Officer Charles Yarbrough said the department is using the building to run training scenarios.

September 9th

Maedene Weatherly Jones

September 9, 2014

Maedene Weatherly Jones, 86, died on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial RMC. Born on September 16, 1927, in Amory, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Lillie Vercie Kennedy Weatherly.

SHS consistent enough for volleyball win

September 9, 2014

All season Starkville High School has prided itself on consistent volleyball play throughout the entire match.
The Lady Yellowjackets wavered slightly from that style on Tuesday night, but in the end, they managed to pull out the 3-1 victory over Heritage Academy.

Effort helps Jackets hold down opponents

September 9, 2014

The West Point Green Wave were held to three points by the Starkville Yellowjackets last Friday night.
That just doesn't happen.
SHS linebacker Alonzo Flowers had 15 tackles against West Point.
That just doesn't happen.
When it comes to playing defense, Flowers had one word to describe why the Jackets are having success in the first three games of the season.

Vols respond to challenge to improve pass coverage

September 9, 2014

Jeff Terrill issued a challenge to his defense after game one.
While managing to limit Lamar’s rush game, Starkville Academy simultaneously allowed the team to accumulate 326 passing yards. For the head coach, that was unacceptable and the gauntlet was laid down.

SMITH COLUMN: SHS, SA join MSU as teams yet to see loss

September 9, 2014

There is some pretty good football going on in Starkville right now.
Along with the Mississippi State Bulldogs winning their first two games of the season, the Starkville Yellowjackets and Starkville Academy Volunteers are both 3-0.

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