January 9th, 2015
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.
Mrs. Lula Mae Shead, 65, of Starkville, Mississippi died Friday, December 26, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 10, 2015 at New Zion United Methodist Church, Starkville, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 9, 2015 from 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.
Nothing has come easy for the Mississippi State women this season even though their record doesn't indicate that.