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March 4th

Loss motivates SHS early in the season

March 4, 2013

Losing to Oxford in the playoffs last year has left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Starkville High tennis players, but you won’t find the Yellowjackets sitting around moping.

Instead, the team has taken that defeat and turned it into motivation for the 2013 season.

Thad Gillis

March 4, 2013

Mr. Thad Gillis, 82, died of pneumonia in the early morning hours of Monday, March 4, 2013.

Private family graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Starkville Memorial Gardens with Mr. Gillis’s nephew-in-law, Judge Alan Highers, officiating.

Visitation will be held noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

Kenneth Robinson

March 4, 2013

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Robinson, 55, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Rockwell, Texas.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Beth-el Baptist Church in Starkville with Rev. Lee Brand Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow Beth-el Cemetery in Starkville.

Visitation will be held noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Century-Hairston Funeral Home in Starkville.

Proposal review group on city slate

March 4, 2013


The Starkville Board of Aldermen will discuss and consider establishing a committee to review proposals for construction of a parking garage related to the CottonMill project at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

Supervisors evaluate road widening costs

March 4, 2013


During its meeting Monday, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard cost estimates for widening 20 feet of paved road to 22 feet in the event that the board would consider widening county roads in the future that were deemed highly traveled.

Memorial service for Zacharias to be held Thursday

March 4, 2013

From staff reports

Memorial arrangements for Mississippi State University President Emeritus Donald W. Zacharias were finalized Monday.

Conservationist wants to see more deer hunting

March 4, 2013


Conservation means more than just conserving.

Pulley: SATP results show progress

March 4, 2013


Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley reported at the district's monthly meeting Monday that more seniors at both county high schools had passed the Subject Area Testing Program (SATP) required for graduation.

March 3rd

AMS students headed to D.C. for National History Day

March 3, 2013

Twenty-five hundred words were not enough for Bradley Curtis.

EOCHS gets new principal in special call meeting

March 3, 2013

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley held a called meeting Feb. 13 to bring a new principal into East Oktibbeha County High School, and she plans to hold the OCSD’s regular monthly meeting at noon Monday in the OCSD’s offices, discussing routine financial issues and East Oktibbeha County Elementary School’s HealthWorks program.

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