February 5th, 2015
Christmas could have been a disaster for Henry Clifton Johnston and his family, had it not been for a stranger coming to his aid.
If everything goes as Starkville Bridges out of Poverty Interim Director Roderick Holmes hopes, Starkvilleâs charitable organizations will be more streamlined and connected than ever.
It was like a family reunion at Starkville High School on Wednesday morning.
When there are as many as 12 football players signing from a particular school to play at the next level, it tends to bring about a high level of interest.
The Yellowjackets were excited about the next stage of their careers individually, but were also proud and happy for the opportunities of their teammates as well.
West Point, Mississippi â Mrs. Arcola Robertson Elliott, 88, passed away on February 4, 2015, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mrs. Arcola was born on September 5, 1926, in Black Hawk, Mississippi, in Carroll County the daughter of the late Lee Vardaman and Mamie Acy Roberston.
Coach Dan Mullen has taken Mississippi State to new heights on the football field the last few seasons.
There was the No. 1 ranking for five weeks and an appearance in the Orange Bowl this past season. There were three-straight victories over Ole Miss and and four in six tries.
On Wednesday, Mullen put another feather in his cap.
Preston Baker was waiting for a knock on the door.
When the University of Tennessee at Martin came calling, Baker was ready to listen.
The former Starkville High School and East Mississippi Community College running back was offered a scholarship by the Skyhawks and committed two weeks ago, and made his intentions official on Wednesday by signing.
ACKERMAN â Two years ago the schools in Choctaw County became one.
The combining of multiple football teams meant some competition for positions, but there was one spot where there was never any doubt.
MABEN â Doug Wilson calls him the âanchor,â but now it is time for Brock Flemings to let go of his stability at East Webster as he prepares to join the Jones County Junior College football team.
EUPORA â More than football draws Euporaâs Kris Kent to Northeast Community College.
From the scholastic majors offered to the people, Kent felt at home when he visited Booneville.
âThey have a great diesel program and I am interested in that area,â Kent said. âEveryone I met when I visited was nice. I enjoyed talking with the coaches. I had fun up there and they have a nice campus.â
The dream continues for Lexi Turner.
Turner, a senior soccer player at Starkville High School, was looking for the right opportunity to continue playing the sport she loved.
She found it at Louisiana-Lafayette and signed with the Ragin' Cajuns on Wednesday.