Hal Richard Thompson passed away on December 23, 2014.Â He was born on January 28, 1927 in Blytheville, Arkansas to a family broken financially and spiritually by the Great Depression.Â Â As a result, Hal was independent at a very young age, enrolling himself in school at the age of 4 years.Â In 1944 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the service.Â The US Army recognized his intelligence and started
Mr. Loranzo Poe, 55, of Starkville, Mississippi died Wednesday, December 17, Â 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â 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, age 94, was called home by her Lord on December 24, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center.Â She was a resident of Starkville for 58 years.Â During this time she was employed at many jobs and retired from MS State University Library.Â She was born October 17, 1920 in Houston to the late Morris and Elzabeth (Lizzie) Franks.Â She was preceded in death by her brothers, Priest Fran
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.
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.
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 (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, 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.
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.
â€śOne team, one heartbeatâ€ť stood as the slogan for the 2014 Starkville Academy Volunteers.