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December 19th

Jackets watch lead slip away in overtime loss to the Eagles

December 19, 2014

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Yellowjackets started Friday's game against Wilmer, Texas, about as well as a team could.
Greg Carter was not very happy with the way the Jackets finished.

Lack of scoring for SHS girls enables Jim Hill to take win

December 19, 2014

COLUMBUS – Teams that score less than 50 points in a basketball game usually don't come out on the winning side.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets found that to be true on Friday against the Jim Hill Lady Tigers.
SHS girls coach Kristie Williams didn't see the effort and hustle she wanted and it cost her squad in a 48-43 loss at the Joe Horne Christmas Invitational.

Comeback victory by Vols enough to excite the home crowd

December 19, 2014

Nothing can get a crowd going quite like a comeback victory.
The Volunteers provided the Starkville Academy fans with plenty of excitement Friday as the team bounced back from a double-digit deficit to defeat visiting Pillow Academy 71-66.

MSU men hoping to stop the bleeding

December 19, 2014

Mississippi State is just looking to get back on the right track.
The Bulldogs have lost four in a row, including a 69-55 decision to Arkansas State earlier this week inside Humphrey Coliseum. MSU began the season 5-0, but has struggled since.

December 18th

William D Norris, Jr. 

December 18, 2014

William Delevan Norris, Jr. 52 died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born December 6, 1962 to William Delevan Norris, Sr. and Edwina Sanders Norris in Quitman, MS. He was a long time business man and owner of Bulldog Lanes and a member of the First Baptist Church in Starkville, MS. 

Freddie Drungole High

December 18, 2014

Mrs. Freddie Drungole High, 90, of Milwaukee,Wisconsin, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Second Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor John H. High, Jr., officiating.

Robert E. Cooper

December 18, 2014

Mr. Robert E. Cooper, 61, of Starkville, Mississippi died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at West memorial Funeral Home, Mississippi with Reverend Dr. Otto Harris, III, officiating.

Carrie Buress

December 18, 2014

Mrs. Carrie Buress, 101, of Chicago, Illinois died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Crawford, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 from 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.

All-Star roll call: Three area players to participate in Bernard Blackwell Classic

December 18, 2014

Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell won't have to be on the sideline this week for All-Star competition.
Although he enjoyed his time as the head coach of the Mississippi All-Stars during the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, he looks forward to just being in the stands Saturday when two more of his Yellowjackets participate in a postseason classic.

MSU players understand why Collins had to leave

December 18, 2014

Football is a business and coaches make tough decisions sometimes that not only affect themselves, but their families and players.
One of those decisions were made this week.
Mississippi State lost its defensive coordinator, as Geoff Collins left to take the same position at Florida.

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