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William D Norris, Jr. 

December 18, 2014

William Delevan Norris, Jr. 52 died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born December 6, 1962 to William Delevan Norris, Sr. and Edwina Sanders Norris in Quitman, MS. He was a long time business man and owner of Bulldog Lanes and a member of the First Baptist Church in Starkville, MS. 

Freddie Drungole High

December 18, 2014

Mrs. Freddie Drungole High, 90, of Milwaukee,Wisconsin, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Second Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor John H. High, Jr., officiating.

Robert E. Cooper

December 18, 2014

Mr. Robert E. Cooper, 61, of Starkville, Mississippi died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at West memorial Funeral Home, Mississippi with Reverend Dr. Otto Harris, III, officiating.

Carrie Buress

December 18, 2014

Mrs. Carrie Buress, 101, of Chicago, Illinois died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Crawford, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 from 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.

All-Star roll call: Three area players to participate in Bernard Blackwell Classic

December 18, 2014

Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell won't have to be on the sideline this week for All-Star competition.
Although he enjoyed his time as the head coach of the Mississippi All-Stars during the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, he looks forward to just being in the stands Saturday when two more of his Yellowjackets participate in a postseason classic.

MSU players understand why Collins had to leave

December 18, 2014

Football is a business and coaches make tough decisions sometimes that not only affect themselves, but their families and players.
One of those decisions were made this week.
Mississippi State lost its defensive coordinator, as Geoff Collins left to take the same position at Florida.

Jackets take focus to Joe Horne Classic

December 18, 2014

Back to the basics.
For the last couple of weeks, Starkville has taken a little break from basketball action, but the focus has not been lost.
Instead the Yellowjackets have simply used the down time to focus on “ironing out the wrinkles” while working on doing the little things right.

East Webster girls thrive defensively in win

December 18, 2014

MABEN – East Webster girls basketball coach Stan Hughey has watched the transformation of his team happen right before his eyes.
Coming into this season, Hughey was presented the challenge of bringing defensive schemes at a new school.
Hughey saw those efforts come full circle on Thursday as the Lady Wolverines extended their perfect record to 8-0 with a 59-25 defeat of Houlka.

Supes delay granting MSU request

December 18, 2014

All signs point to Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University working more symbiotically on MSU’s South Entrance Road project. But county supervisors say they still need some assurances from the university before allowing MSU to connect its road to a county road.

Work almost done at Unity Park site

December 18, 2014

The finishing touches are going in at Unity Park and organizers remain hopeful that, after years of waiting, the park will finally be ready to open for a planned unveiling on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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