October 14th, 2014
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.
It's worth repeating.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in football for the first time in school history.
For some, that statement hasn't fully sunk in yet. There have been people that have walked by me asking to be pinched to see if it's real or not.
The Bulldogs have taken advantage of three-straight wins over Top 10 competition and has made the quick rise to the top.
Football is all a buzz in Starkville.Â
Not only are the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 nationally, the Starkville Yellowjackets are the stateâ€™s top-ranked prep team and are No. 6 nationally with a perfect 7-0 record and an air raid game that is tops among their peers.
A severe thunderstorm that ripped through Starkville just before 5 p.m. Monday packed quite a wallop in a matter of minutes â€” downing trees, power lines and leaving as much as half the city without power for hours.
Elizabeth Hawkinsâ€™ loyalty was rewarded Saturday.
Now retired from her job with Mississippi State Universityâ€™s library system, Hawkins said she has been following MSU football since she was 12 years old. She remembers, at that age, listening to the games on the radio with her father, at a time when 1952 graduate Joe Fortunato was still playing football for the university, before his NFL career.
In the halls of Starkville Academy, by Emalee Formicaâ€™s portrait in a composite of the class of 2010, there is a sticker bearing a pink heart.
Mississippi State University crowned a new Miss MSU on Friday night.
Randi-Kathryn Harmon, a native of Amory, won with her platform of P.E.A.C.E. (Physical Exercise And Careful Eating) for Children.