September 5th, 2014
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Four grueling quarters were played between Starkville Academy and Washington School, but through it all, the Volunteers had the unit to stand strong for a 24-0 shutout over the Generals Friday night.
EUPORA â€“ To say Lamontae Salley was all over the field on Friday night may be an understatement.
However, the senior shined on both sides of the ball for Eupora, helping the Eagles to a 35-14 win over Winona.
A Starkville man got an unwelcome birthday present Thursday as U.S. Marshals arrested him for his suspected role in a March 30 shooting at Club Rock.
The marshals arrested 21-year-old Tobias Coleman in De Soto County on suspicion of aggravated assault, according to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Lt. Brett Watson. Coleman was booked into Oktibbeha County Jail on $100,000 bond.
An issue that passed through the Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s consent agenda without much fanfare Tuesday has at least one alderman concerned about the budget restriction it may present in the future.
Oktibbeha County is awaiting word to see if it can move forward with the design and construction of a new $3 million storm shelter.
Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center will partner for the third year to serve the first responders of Starkville and Oktibbeha County through the "Serving Those who Serve Us" service event.
From 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, local volunteers will have the opportunity to help the local police and fire departments by cleaning and organizing their places of work.
SCOOBA â€“ East Mississippi Community College has a good bit of success at Sullivan-Windham Field.
The home turf of the Lions was opened in 2011 and EMCC entered Thursday's game with a 17-1 record at home. The lone loss came to Copiah-Lincoln in the 2012 state playoffs. The Wolfpack knocked off the Lions 47-46 that day.
One game can speak volumes.
Last season that impact game for Starkville Academy came in week three when the Volunteers dropped a 32-21 contest at Washington School to keep the team out of the postseason.
The Starkville Yellowjackets opened the season against the Noxubee County Tigers and a rivalry has developed between those teams over the years.
Starkville took a trip to Oxford last week for what has become the "Little Egg Bowl" and a rivalry has started between those schools.
It is early, but with two big wins, coach Junior Graham is pleased with the way his Eupora Eagles are performing so far.
Come tonight though, Eupora will face what might be its toughest test yet against Winona that has split its two first outings.