July 29th, 2014
Two years ago the Oktibbeha County School District saw its two member schools accreditation withdrawn.
Now after steady hard work on the part of the students, faculty and entire community, East and West Oktibbeha find itself back on the accredited side of things.
It only seems right that East and West Oktibbeha County High Schools have full accreditation in its last school year.
In athletics, it means that the Titans and Timberwolves get to play full sports seasons with the chance for the postseason if they qualify. That wasn't the case last year and some athletes got to miss out on the experience because of the lack of accreditation.
The summer workouts have come to a close for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Now the time has come for them to report for fall camp.
After finishing last season with three-straight victories, including an easy 44-7 win over Rice at the Liberty Bowl, the Bulldogs are eager to get the 2014 season underway.
Starkville Academy returned to the softball field on Tuesday where despite posting five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Volunteers fell 15-11 to visiting Winston Academy.
"They competed," SA coach Kayla Mosley said. "They came back in the last inning and they competed."
SOUTHAVEN â€“ Starkville's 10-year-old All-Stars finished their competition at the Dizzy Dean World Series with the consolation championship after defeating the St. John's Warriors in a slugfestÂ 13-12 on Tuesday.
"It was a big one," coach T.J. Kent said. "The kids were pumped up and excited. The coaches and fans were excited, almost more than the kids."
Bessie Lee Petty Jefferson, 87, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014Â in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Starkville, MSÂ with Reverend Eric H. Petty, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.Â at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.
JuraÂ Lee "Squeaky"Â Evans, 50, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014Â in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Artesia, Mississippi with ReverendÂ Nathaniel Best, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.Â at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.
FuneralÂ services for Cecil Bryant Austin of Winona will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday,Â â€¨July 29, at First Presbyterian Church in Winona, with burial following in OakwoodÂ â€¨Cemetery in Winona. Â Rev. Ed McDaniel, assisted by Mr. Ryan Biese, will officiateÂ â€¨the services.â€¨Visitation will be Monday, July 28, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home.â€¨Mr.
Mississippi Department of Education and Oktibbeha County School District officials confirmed Monday that OCSD has regained the accreditation it lost in September 2012, but the conservatorship established in the wake of that loss will remain in effect until OCSD consolidates with Starkville School District in July 2015.