Archive - 2013
James "Cubby" Harris values his days as a Hall of Fame defensive back at East Mississippi Community College.
The junior college experience in Scooba made an impression on Harris and helped him return to his hometown of Starkville to make a difference.
He coached in the youth leagues in Starkville for 20-plus years and tried to be a positive influence on children of the community.
Deep South Pout co-owner Jason Stoker called himself and the three other owners â€śa bunch of knuckleheads that canâ€™t really do anything,â€ť as they stood before a crowd of fellow businesspeople Thursday.
As the group was accepting the award for Starkville Main Street Associationâ€™s Merchant of the Year when Stoker made the statement, there apparently has not been a consensus for his observation.
The Longview Fire Department contained a single-residence home fire early Thursday morning.
Longview Fire Chief Joe Pennell said the department responded to a 4:09 a.m. call for a fire at 71 Houston Thompson Road. Penell said a single man occupied the home.
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It started out as a small group of people meeting in a living room. Now, the Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra is set to begin its 45th season on Saturday in Columbus.
The Starkville Community Theatre is hosting its second Fourth Fridays of the season today. Fourth Fridays are held monthly and offer both writers and the audience a chance to offer feedback on writing projects.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are ready to return to the table of competition and feast.
After going through an open date last week, the Jackets are anxious to get back on the football field. They get to do that today with a road trip to Columbus with the Falcons waiting to open Class 6A, Region 2 action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Football season has reached the midway point.
As Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill looks back to where his team has been, he is pleased with the way the team has competed, but as the Volunteers move forward, he knows there is always room for improvement.
There is a great deal of pressure when you are undefeated to maintain that level of performance and as district competition approaches East Webster is hoping to â€śfinish strong.â€ť
It's not often when it comes down to a field goal to win a junior high football game.
That was the case at Starkville Academy Thursday night.
The Volunteers moved into position to attempt a field goal in the closing seconds of a matchup against Heritage Academy and Sam Cox split the uprights on a 27-yarder to give SA a 17-14 victory.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews wanted to see his team accomplish a winning record in his first year.
The Lady Volunteers took a major step in that direction the last two days with a pair of solid victories.
After defeating Washington School in Greenville 7-3 on Wednesday, Starkville Academy returned home on Thursday to shut out Heritage Academy 6-0 at the Starkville Sportsplex.