May 10th, 2015
The Starkville Police Department will host its first Coffee with a Cop event from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at 929 Coffee at 106 E. Main Street.
Sgt. Freddie Bardley said several officers will be available to meet with anyone in the community to answer questions or address concerns. Coffee with a Cop is part of the departmentâ€™s ongoing effort to strengthen its ties with the community.
When Richard Mullenax began to notice the amount of trash in Starkville, it would have been easy to complain about the issue but ultimately do nothing about it.
But thatâ€™s not what Mullenax did. The retired Mississippi State University horticulture professor joined forces with another retiree to do something beneficial to themselves and the community.
Seven sisters who grew up in West Point have spent their entire adult lives working as caregivers for the elderly. The Doss sisters â€” Margaret, Ruby, Maxine, Ethel, Mildred, Elizabeth and Jean â€” formed a team over 20 years ago that allowed them to be able to give 24 hour-a-day care to aging individuals that didnâ€™t want to spend their last days in a nursing home.
Mississippi State University held its second spring commencement ceremony Saturday morning as it finished recognizing the 2,600 candidates for spring graduation.
The first round of campaign finance reports for the 2015 county elections show Bart Gregory, Republican candidate in the District 4 supervisor race, has both raised and spent more money than any other candidate. Gregory claimed $7,435 in contributions from January 1 through May 1. He has spent $3,692.65 on his campaign thus far.
MABEN â€“ Bailie Springfield didn't like the fact that she gave up a home run to the Eupora Lady Eagles in the first inning on Saturday.
The East Webster offense showed that it was more than able to make up for that and had its pitcher's back.
The road to Ridgeland is one well-traveled for the East Webster softball team.
In slow pitch and fast pitch combined, the Lady Wolverines have been to the Jackson-area location to compete for state championships five-straight times. No that's not a misprint. They have make the trip to Ridgeland for five-straight seasons.
PEARL â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets finished second at the Class 6A team championship, while Kate Mattox brought home two more state championships and Patton Little captured a title for the boys team.
With her wins in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs, Kate Mattox earned her fourth championship in each race. Kate's sister Walker was third in both events.
OXFORD â€“ Painful.
That's the first word that came to mind for Mississippi State's John Holland Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs blew a five-run ninth inning lead and ended up losing to in-state rival Ole Miss 8-7 in 10 innings as the Rebels swept the series at Swayze Field.
The floor of Humphrey Coliseum was filled with graduates ready to embark on the next stage of their life, whether that is more education or the start of what they hope will be a fruitful career.