Archive - Oct 2013
Carlene Coleman Elrod, 87, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at her son's home in Florence, AL, after an extended illness.
Carlene was born November 29, 1925, Sturgis, Mississippi.
Parents Burry & Bessie Coleman (passed away)
sister Â Pauline Green (passed away)
Daughter Â Janice Varner Petty (passed away)
Survived by son - Keith Varner of Florence, AL
There's a new banner hanging on the side of the Starkville High School field house with athletes from various sports that says "Fly fast. Sting hard."
That's exactly what the Yellowjackets plan to do on the football field tonight in Vicksburg.
Starkville can clinch the Class 6A, Region 2 championship with a win against the Warren Central Vikings.
Across the board, Jackson Academy is one of the strongest teams in the state.
â€śWhen you play somebody like this, right now where they stand, they are probably considered the best team in private school league â€“ period, across all divisions,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill said. â€śCertainly it will be a real challenge for us so you just continue to focus on getting better at what you do.â€ť
East Webster and Eupora play in what some might consider one of the toughest divisions in high school football.
In fact, coach Junior Graham of the Eagles compares it to a certain college football conference.
â€śFor 2A, it is an SEC 2A,â€ť Graham said. â€śIt is all about matchups because each week you are matching up with something different.â€ť
Starkville High School point guard Blair Schaefer has been rewarded for hard work.
Just days before the Lady Yellowjackets begin their season, the program and Schaefer have found out that she was been chosen for The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen team.
Coach Buddy Stephens' East Mississippi Community College football team has yet to really be challenged this season.
The Lions have outscored their opponents 589-33 on their way to a 9-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed out of the MACJC North Division, which is their third in a row.
As the March 2014 deadline for the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure to submit its report to the Mississippi legislature approaches, school officials are having to consider what funding will be needed for the merger and potential projects beyond.
This yearâ€™s Fall Trunk or Treat Festival was supposed to be a first for First Baptist Church of Starkville.
According to a new national study, college students may not be as prepared for the job market as they think they are.
The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra will perform for an usual group on Friday. The orchestra will perform for more than 3,000 elementary schoolers and their teachers in three, 30-minute Mississippi-music themed programs at First Baptist Church.