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James Daniel Jones, Jr.

February 4, 2014

James Daniel Jones, Jr., 64  of Ozark passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 in a local hospital.  Funeral services will be 10 AM Thursday February 6, 2014 at Ocker Chapel of Alma with burial at Eubanks Cemetery near Cecil under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Alma.

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SHS teams claim Class 6A, Region 3 titles

February 4, 2014

MADISON – The Starkville High School basketball teams made a huge statement Tuesday night that it was not bothered by the move up to Class 6A this season.
Both the Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets won the Class 6A, Region 3 championships on the road with impressive victories over the Madison Central Jaguars.

Signing day strategy: MSU expected to land more talent

February 4, 2014

There's more to the jobs of college football coaches than just Xs and Os.
Another aspect to the college football landscape that coaches have to worry about and be on top of is recruiting.
That subject will be thrust onto the national stage today as it is national signing day – the first day that 2014 recruits can sign national letters of intent.

Local high school athletes set to move on

February 4, 2014

Many athletes grow up with the goal of one day playing on the college level.
There are some area football players making that goal a reality today.

SMITH COLUMN: Players place pen to paper across nation

February 4, 2014

The power of the pen will be put on display in many locations across the country today.
National Signing Day opens the window to a whole new world for many high school and junior college football players.
Many days, weeks and even years of hard work go into what takes just a few short minutes to do.

Bulldogs hope to get back on line during tonight's trip into Aggie land

February 4, 2014

The Mississippi State men's basketball team has lived and died at the free-throw line this season.
During a three-game losing streak, the Bulldogs have suffered the effects of the latter.
In losses to Ole Miss, Florida and Vanderbilt, MSU has shot only 26 shots from the charity stripe and made just 11 of those.

Grand jury reduces DUI death charge

February 4, 2014

Mississippi State University student Sawyer Thomas Steede’s aggravated DUI charge has been reduced to a misdemeanor.

Supes set CA inteviews

February 4, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors set interviews for five Oktibbeha County administrator candidates to take place after the board’s next meeting at 9 a.m. Feb. 17.

City clerk hire still pending

February 4, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen interviewed Lesa Hardin and Jeanette Mitchell-Bailey for the city clerk position at a called meeting Monday at the Starkville Sportsplex, but deferred choosing between the two until today’s regular city meeting at the earliest.

Rhodes Scholar speaks at Rotary Club meeting

February 4, 2014

When Starkville Rotary Club member George Sherman asked Donald “Field” Brown where he got his nickname, it wasn’t the first time Brown had fielded that question.

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