January 9th, 2015
Ms. Eva Louise Prater was born July 23, 1955 in Starkville, MS to the late Archie and Julia Mae Prater. She was the eldest of nine children.
Eva United with Sand Creek Missionary Baptist Church in the the Rock Hill Community.
Eva graduated from Starkville High School in 1973. She attened Mississippi State University for three years.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have found the road unkind the last few seasons.
MSU has lost 19-straight true road games, including two this season. The Bulldogs get a chance to end that streak today as they play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip is set for 6 p.m. on Fox Sports South.
The Starkville Academy boys soccer team didn't quit fighting during Friday's match against Madison-Ridgeland Academy even as the temperatures dropped in overtime.
Even though MRA scored in the second 10 minutes of overtime to take a 2-1 victory at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Volunteers came away with a positive feeling about what they can do.
Benardrick McKinney has seen his time at Mississippi State come to an end.
The junior linebacker announced on Friday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the National Football League Draft.
Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a pair of vetoes against the Starkville Board of Aldermenâ€™s votes to repeal the cityâ€™s equality resolution and to amend the cityâ€™s adult plus-one health insurance coverage for city employees.
The board carried out both votes, which passed 5-2, behind closed doors during a three-hour executive session at its Tuesday meeting.
The city of Starkville and a contractor working on the Carver Ditch Project have failed to solve a simmering feud and, if the current course holds, the matter is likely heading for a lawsuit.
Precision Construction LLC, a Hattiesburg-based contractor, has refused to finish work on the project, claiming that the city owes more than $163,000 for the work.
Before Matt Trenary became owner of CJâ€™s Pizza in Starkville, he was part of the pit crew for NASCARâ€™s Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., changing tires, loading gasoline and performing other maintenance at a grueling pace.
â€śIn practice, we would get (a carâ€™s pit stop) done in under 10 seconds,â€ť Trenary said. â€śIn race day situations, it was more like 12 or 13 seconds.â€ť
WEST POINT â€” The work on Yokohama Boulevard is complete, and the community will see a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the road at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of the boulevard and Eshman Avenue.
Minister Ledrekko "Tut" Williams, 42, of Starkville, Mississippi died Friday, January 3, 2015 in Columbus, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi. with Pastor Joseph Lampkin, Officiating.