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July 29th, 2014

Jura Lee Evans

July 29, 2014

Jura Lee "Squeaky" Evans, 50, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Artesia, Mississippi with Reverend Nathaniel Best, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.  at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.

Cecil Bryant Austin

July 29, 2014

Funeral services for Cecil Bryant Austin of Winona will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 
July 29, at First Presbyterian Church in Winona, with burial following in Oakwood 
Cemetery in Winona.  Rev. Ed McDaniel, assisted by Mr. Ryan Biese, will officiate 
the services.
Visitation will be Monday, July 28, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home.

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July 29, 2014

OCSD regains accreditation

July 29, 2014

Mississippi Department of Education and Oktibbeha County School District officials confirmed Monday that OCSD has regained the accreditation it lost in September 2012, but the conservatorship established in the wake of that loss will remain in effect until OCSD consolidates with Starkville School District in July 2015.

SPD arrests man in sexual contact with minor case

July 29, 2014

A Starkville man is in custody after officers arrested him for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a child.

According to a Starkville Police Department press release, officers arrested 51-year-old Jodie Young Jr. on suspicion of one count of enticing a child to meet for sexual purposes and five counts of “touching of a child for lustful purposes.”

Suspect in shooting faces assault charge

July 29, 2014

Mississippi authorities have officially filed charges against a Maben man in connection with a Friday night shooting.

Wayne Monts, 33, will face a charge of aggravated assault after he reportedly shot 19-year-old Tiberias Lampkin in the leg at a residence on New Light Road.

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Rotary Exchange student says goodbye to club on Monday

July 29, 2014

Nancy Hargrove has watched Philippa Romen-Naegel pick up a uniquely Southern habit.

Hargrove is a member of Starkville Rotary Club, and Romen-Naegel is the club’s 2013-14 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student from Germany. Hargrove said she had taken Romen-Naegel to several meetings and recently went to dinner with her, where she said she noticed the habit taking hold.

Quinn trial to begin

July 29, 2014

Archie Quinn’s capital murder trial is set to begin today before Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Howard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

The court spent Monday selecting a jury for the trial, according to Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton.

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July 28th

Joseph Rowzee

July 28, 2014

Joseph Anthony Rowzee, 44, passed away on July 27, 2014 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.  He was a Baptist and loved his church. He loved singing, memorizing Scripture and praying for others.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Rowzee.

Bessie Jefferson

July 28, 2014

Bessie Lee Petty Jefferson, 87, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 30, 2014 at Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Starkville, MS  with Reverend Eric H. Petty, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.  at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.

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