August 30th, 2012
The first two games of the football season have taken a toll on the Starkville Yellowjackets physically.
Not only did the Jackets not have their best offensive player, quarterback Gabe Myles, against Madison Central because of a sprained ankle, they lost their best defensive player, David Fair, during the game because of a knee injury.
The Starkville Academy football team is looking to sure up its offense this week against Magnolia Heights.
The Volunteers (1-1) and Chiefs (1-1) meet in Senatobia tonight for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
SA is coming off a 19-6 loss to rival Heritage Academy last week, while Magnolia Heights beat Kirk Academy 49-20 last week.
The Ackerman Indians host a Class A opponent tonight so the chances of them improving to 3-0 are pretty good.
Not when it comes to hosting cross-county rival French Camp at 7:30 p.m. as far as Ackerman football coach Adam Dillinger is concerned. The visiting Panthers have a 1-1 record.
Kathryn Rose Pendagraph Stich, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at her home in Starkville.
Graveside funeral services will be held at a later date in Atlanta, Ga.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was a retired teacher with Starkville Public Schools.Â Teaching and mentoring was her life along with knitting and science fiction.
Sue Cleveland Blackbourn earned her wings on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla.,Â surrounded by her loving family and certainly smiling all the way to the arms of Jesus.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.
Tomyr Lesean Lawrence, four months, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Century-Hairston Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville with Rev. Larnzy Carpenter officiating.
Burial will follow at Oktoc Public Cemetery.
There is no visitation scheduled.
Mr. Odie Lee Randle Jr., 65, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at The Light Outreach of Holiness Temple in Starkville with Minister Emma Austin officiating.
Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Starkville.
Mrs. Willie B. Jones, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at her home in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Sixteenth Section M.B. Church with Rev. Roshell Ashford Minor officiating.
Burial will follow at Lindsey Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at West Memorial Funeral Home.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will visit Maben today as part of his continuing series of Mississippi rural area stops.
The free meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church of Mabenâ€™s gymnasium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
By STEVEN NALLEY
The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission approved a final draft of â€śStandards for Starkvilleâ€™s Historic Districtsâ€ť Tuesday and began planning public hearings on the standards, discussing methods to educate the public about the standards before the hearings.