Archive - Jan 2014
There have been jokes flying around about De'Runnya Wilson just showing up and playing any sportÂ on the campus of Mississippi State.
The true freshman was a standout wide receiver for the football team this past fall and has joined the basketball team this winter.
Wilson joked that he might play baseball too.
Certain things are going to be said in the heat of battle.
They just are.
During sporting events, coaches shout things at players, teammates shout things at each other, coaches shout things at officials and sometimes officials shout back. Things can get out of hand in a competitive situation.
WEST POINT â€“ Starkville head coach Greg Carter wasn't happy with the way his squad played in the first half.
He let them know.
"They knew we didn't play very well in the first half," Carter said. "We didn't defend like we normally do and we didn't execute offensively like we normally do. We missed layups and got into foul trouble. The first half isn't how we play."
Robert A. Reed, 75, passed away January 6, 2014 in Fremont, California. Mr. Reed, a former stage and film actor under the name Jesse Deane, grew up in Starkville where his family resided at 201 Herbert Street. He was preceded in death by his parents Allen Reed and Frances Mullen Reed of Starkville.
MATHISTON â€“ The East Webster Lady Wolverines brought the heat to Wood Junior College on a cold Tuesday evening with a 66-39 victory over visiting Eupora.
For Todd Hutchinson, coach of the Lady Wolverines, the win is a result of his teamâ€™s ability to apply pressure when needed and to produce defensively.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle believe it has hit one out of the park with this year's speaker for its Sports Talk Charity Fundraiser.
This year's event will be held on Thursday at the East Mississippi Community College Golden Triangle Campus Lyceum Auditorium and the guest speaker will be Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen.
A grassroots effort to preregister more Starkville residents for C Spireâ€™s Fiber to the Home program seems to be making some headway in targeted neighborhoods.
Volunteer teams have started going door-to-door recruiting residents to preregister for the C Spire program â€” which is offering ultra high-speed fiber Internet, along with cable television and landline telephone services.
Mississippi State University Assistant Professor of Communication Skye Cooley has left to Russia to take part, in his own way, in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Cooley wonâ€™t be taking to the ice for a figure skating routine or racing down a luge course, but he will have his hands full working in media and research capacities.
Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory presented a new strategic plan with six goals at the Partnershipâ€™s annual banquet Monday at the Hunter Henry Center.
Gregory said it was the first time in five years that GSDP had developed a strategic plan. She said the plan was timed to coincide with the completion of strategic plans for Starkville and Oktibbeha County.