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Hal Richard Thompson

December 25, 2014

Hal Richard Thompson passed away on December 23, 2014.  He was born on January 28, 1927 in Blytheville, Arkansas to a family broken financially and spiritually by the Great Depression.   As a result, Hal was independent at a very young age, enrolling himself in school at the age of 4 years.  In 1944 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the service.  The US Army recognized his intelligence and started

Loranzo Poe

December 25, 2014

Mr. Loranzo Poe, 55, of Starkville, Mississippi died Wednesday, December 17,  2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi. with Pastor Rochester Young, Officiating.

Lillie Franks Nichols

December 25, 2014

Lillie Franks Nichols, age 94, was called home by her Lord on December 24, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center.  She was a resident of Starkville for 58 years.  During this time she was employed at many jobs and retired from MS State University Library.  She was born October 17, 1920 in Houston to the late Morris and Elzabeth (Lizzie) Franks.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Priest Fran

December 24th

Wilson comes long way since arriving at MSU

December 24, 2014

De'Runnya Wilson has come a long way since stepping on the Mississippi State campus in the summer of 2013.
The Bulldog sophomore wide receiver played very little high school football, but he caught the eye of MSU head coach Dan Mullen and his coaching staff during that one year and they decided to offer him a scholarship.

Hoops at the Hump: Outlaw event brings boys, girls teams into MSU arena

December 24, 2014

Four years ago, Greg Carter and the Starkville High basketball program had the idea to start a highly-competitive tournament.
From that desire was born the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump.

Sykes playing professionally overseas

December 24, 2014

Former East Oktibbeha High School basketball player April Sykes hasn't given up on her dream of a return to the Women's National Basketball Association.
It's just taking a longer path to get back there.
After a brief stint with a professional league in Israel, Sykes has taken her talents to an organization in Chemnitz, Germany.

Thomas Woodrow Jaynes

December 24, 2014

Thomas Woodrow (TW) Jaynes, Jr., 74, passed away on December 23, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Maben, MS.

Joe E. Grissom

December 24, 2014

Joe E. Grissom, age 81, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 21, 1933 to Grady Daniel Grissom and Bethel Long Grissom in Holland, MO. He lived most of his life in West Point and the past eight years in Aberdeen.

Player of the Year: Davis performs at very high level for Yellowjackets

December 24, 2014

The Starkville Yellowjackets only had quarterback Brady Davis for one season.
What a season it turned out to be.
Davis had one of the best years ever for an SHS quarterback and led his team to the Class 6A North championship game. For his accomplishments, Davis was chosen the Starkville Daily News High School Player of the Year.

Coach of Year: Terrill kept SA believing in 'one team, one heartbeat'

December 24, 2014

“One team, one heartbeat” stood as the slogan for the 2014 Starkville Academy Volunteers.

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