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Stratton throws out first pitch at MSU game

February 15, 2013

Chris Stratton found himself in a familiar position Friday afternoon.

The Tupelo native was standing on the mound at Dudy Noble Field to throw a pitch.

With his career with the Mississippi State Bulldogs complete, one toss was all he got Friday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the series opener against University of Portland.

Lady Vols reach tourney finals

February 15, 2013

JACKSON – Starkville Academy’s girls are one step away from being Class AAA, Division II State champions after defeating Hillcrest Christian in the semifinals 79-37 on Friday.

“We had a good one,” Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said. “It was a huge team effort. We had five players in double figures and two with double rebounds. Everybody really came together and we pulled it off.”

Mozelle Murphy

February 15, 2013

Mrs. Mozelle Waits Murphy, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at her residence in Eupora.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Eupora with Brother Travis Gray officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the church prior to services.

SHS girls drop 58-51 decision to Canton

February 15, 2013

CANTON – It wasn't the type of start that the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were looking for, but the finish was more to their liking.

Even though the Lady Jackets lost a 58-51 decision to homestanding Canton in the finals of the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournament, they came back to make a run, only to see it fall a bit short.

William Baldwin

February 15, 2013

Mr. William Albert Baldwin, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Meridian.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville with Rev. R.T. Branson Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens of Starkville.
Visitation was held noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at West Memorial Funeral Home chapel

Eupora girls win game in OT

February 15, 2013

MADISON – Following a closely fought contest that extended into overtime the Eupora Lady Eagles ended Friday evening victorious over Madison St. Joseph's 56-53.

MSU hosts St. Louis Federal Reserve President Bullard

February 15, 2013


Nuances are important to Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard.

Wireless technology to be on gas meters

February 15, 2013


Starkville Electric Department finished the first phase of its fiber optic network installation in December, which will allow for customers to monitor their use of electricity. In the coming months, many Starkville residents will also be able to monitor their gas usage when the installation of a similar system is complete.

UPDATE: Club shooting suspect identified

February 15, 2013

Lowndes County deputies have identified a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting at a club near the Oktibbeha-Lowndes county line just after midnight Thursday.

Ronagal Lamar Outlaw II, 17, of 1859 Stowood Road faces one count of murder in connection to the death of 23-year-old Starkville resident Trumaine Macon and is being held at Lowndes County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

Marcus Anderson

February 15, 2013

Mr. Marcus Lawrence Anderson, 65, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 in the Welch Funeral Home chapel with Rev. John Tolliver officiating.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the funeral home prior to services.

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