Archive - Aug 14, 2014
Dr. Samuel Riffell
Dr. Samuel K. Riffell, 44, passed away on August 11, 2014 in Starkville, MS.Â Â Dr. Riffell was an Associate Professor in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University.Â
Patsy was the beloved mother, wife, and friend to many. She died atÂ OktibbehaÂ CountyÂ HospitalÂ at age 76. Patsy was born in Chunky, MS, the daughter of Ellis and Christel McGee. She graduated fromÂ HickoryÂ High SchoolÂ inÂ Hickory,Â MSÂ and East Central Jr. College of Decatur, MS.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Spann Smith Gwin will be held Monday August 18, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist church in Starkville, Mississippi..
Richard Williams will be back inside Mississippi State's Humphrey Coliseum this season, but in a different capacity.
The former Mississippi State coach will join Jim Ellis for the MSU radio broadcast of men's basketball games, the university announced Thursday. He will be the color analyst and replaces Bart Gregory who will be a part of the new SEC Network.
Mississippi State running backs coach Greg Knox is excited about his group of guys.
And why shouldn't he be?
The Bulldogs return junior Josh Robinson, who rushed for nearly 500 yards as a sophomore, sophomore Ashton Shumpert, utility offensive piece Brandon Holloway and senior Nick Griffin is finally healthy.
They also add freshmen Aeris Williams and Dontavian Lee.
It has been all about practice, practice, practice for Starkville Academy, but tonight that all changes.
At 7 p.m., the Volunteers will suit up for a two-quarter jamboree game against Noxapater.
"It is a time for both teams to line up against somebody else," SA coach Jeff Terrill said. "We can knock the rust off and get in game speed."
MABEN â€“ East Webster football coach Doug Wilson wants to see some specific things out of tonight's home jamboree and can't think of a better way to see where the Wolverines stand than to tangle with the Hamilton Lions.
East Webster and Hamilton meet in what is expected to be a two-quarter scrimmage in Cumberland at 7 p.m.
Solid pitching, strong defense and clutch hitting were the keys on Thursday as the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers secured an 8-3 softball victory over visiting Kemper Academy.
"When Karlie (Lockhart) pitches like that and the infield plays solid defense, we have a good chance of winning," SA coach Kayla Mosley said. "Add in that we hit the ball hard and it was a good performance."
There has been a long wait for the Southeastern Conference Network to launch, but that wait is finally over.
The SEC Network launches today at 5 p.m. with several live events and shows. Mississippi State is giving fans a chance to gather with other Bulldog fans and watch the birth of the network.
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As recently as June, Elizabeth Gwin still had the power to captivate, even at 105 years old.