January 29th, 2015
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney teased the capacity crowd in Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium with presidential ambitions Wednesday evening, but stopped short of saying heâ€™ll run again.
Marcus Earl Johnson, 22, of Starkville was arrested Tuesday and now faces an armed robbery charge stemming from a Nov. 8 incident on the Mississippi State campus, the school announced Wednesday.
Friends and family gathered for a memorial service Tuesday at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection for Starkville resident John Switzer, 24, who went missing off the coast of Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this month.
Switzer was last heard from when he sent pictures of the ocean to family members from his kayak on Jan. 10.
Joe Mitchell Gillespie, 28, of Starkville was found guilty of armed robbery Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs led for most of the game.
They even had a 13-point lead in the second half.
It wasn't enough though.
The Bulldogs faltered down the stretch and lost a 79-73 contest to in-state rival Ole Miss at Tad Smith Coliseum Wednesday night.
Betty â€śJaneâ€ť Foster Aiken, Johnson City, TN, passed away peacefully at home on January 24th, 2015. For over twenty years she was a resident of Johnson City, TN.
OXFORD â€“ Mississippi State and Ole Miss have met more times in basketball than any of the other Southeastern Conference schools.
The teams met for the 251st time on Wednesday, and this one went to the Rebels with a 79-73 victory.
The Bulldogs still lead the series 141-110.
It's not about revenge tonight for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Even though the Vanderbilt Commodores ended MSU's 18-game winning streak to start the season with a 78-62 win in Nashville, Tenn., head coach Vic Schaefer said it's not an emphasis for the Bulldogs to get back at the Commodores, but it's about making sure they do what's necessary to get a win at home.
Victoria Vivians was known for her scoring at Scott Central High School.
In setting the all-time mark in Mississippi high school history with 5,745 points, scoring was pretty easy for Vivians to accomplish.
Since making the transition to life in the Southeastern Conference at Mississippi State, Vivians has learned the value of playing good defense as well.
ACKERMAN â€“ Action started early during the Bullock Toyota Mid-Mississippi Classic at Choctaw County High School and from the first tip there was no slack in quality competition.
â€śOverall, it was a good tournament full of close games and good crowds,â€ť Choctaw County coach Gary Beals said. â€śIt was a good turnout to see some good basketball.â€ť