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February 18th, 2015

Winter weather is ‘sad’ situation

February 18, 2015

With nasty winter weather descending on Mississippi, and more of the same expected before spring brings welcome relief, mental health professionals warn that seasonal effective disorder or SAD can be a serious problem, especially for the elderly.

Supervisors approve interlocal agreement for Innovation District Park

February 18, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Starkville Monday night to fund the proposed Innovation District Park near the intersection of Highway 25 and Highway 182.

February 17th

Jackets sting Falcons: SHS knocks off Columbus at home in region event

February 18, 2015

Head coach Greg Carter and his Starkville Yellowjackets have had their sights set on Columbus since mid January.
The Falcons beat the Jackets 67-44 in Columbus – a loss that didn't sit well with the coaches or players for Starkville.
The Jackets got their revenge.
Starkville downed Columbus 62-49 Tuesday night in the Class 6A, Region 3 Tournament at the Beehive.

SHS girls crush Madison Central, move on to region championship

February 18, 2015

Starkville High School's girls basketball team ran through its district without any blemishes.
The Lady Yellowjackets continued that type of play in the Class 6A, Region 3 Tournament at the Beehive. They punched a ticked to the playoffs with a 47-28 victory over Madison Central in the first round of the district tournament Tuesday night.

East Webster advances past first round of region event

February 18, 2015

MABEN – In a win or be done situation, East Webster did the former. 
With a 75-44 victory over Bruce, the Wolverines advanced past the first round of the Class 2A, Region 4 Tournament to keep the season going.

Richard Erickson

February 18, 2015

 
Richard Latham (Dick) Erickson, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 13, 2015 surrounded by his loving wife and children.

West Oktibbeha girls advance with win

February 18, 2015

COLUMBUS – It had been four years since the West Oktibbeha Lady Timberwolves had advanced past the region tournament of the postseason.
They made sure it would happen this season.
West Oktibbeha used a 12-0 run in the first quarter to take control of the game against the rival East Oktibbeha Lady Titans and went on to win 73-14 in a game that ended early due to fighting.

SMITH COLUMN: Postseason basketball takes stage

February 18, 2015

It's hard to believe that high school postseason basketball has arrived.
With several region tournaments started on Tuesday, area teams are trying to do what it takes to advance to their respective North and South State Tournaments next week.

February 16th

Betty Pepper Scarborough

February 16, 2015

Betty Pepper Scarborough, nee Betty Ray Pepper, died unexpectedly at home in Starkville, MS at the age of 79.

Lady Jackets ready to focus on postseason

February 16, 2015

The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have enjoyed an outstanding season up to this point and has been somewhat surprising to some.
After losing key guards Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery, it wasn't clear what kind of year the Lady Jackets could expect.
Starkville ended up winning 21 of 25 regular season games and swept through Class 6A, Region 3 undefeated at 6-0.

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