Archive - 2014
All signs pointed to the Mississippi State Bulldogs ending a long road losing streak last weekend at Tulane.
The Bulldogs didn't do it as they lost 59-54 to the Green Wave in New Orleans, La.
MABEN â€“ West Oktibbeha's girls commanded attention Friday evening on the basketball court.
Led by Shannon Tate with 19 points the Lady Timberwolves knocked off visiting Montgomery County 57-21.
PHEBA â€“ The Starkville Christian Lady Cougars stayed in striking distance of the Hebron Christian Lady Eagles early and late in their basketball game on Friday night, but never saw a lead.
Starkville Christian forced a 2-2 tie early in the first quarter, cut a Hebron lead to two points in the second and to one point in the fourth quarter.
As Oktibbeha County School Districtâ€™s time runs shorter â€” with its state-mandated consolidation with Starkville School District taking effect July 1, 2015 â€” so too is time for some of the county districtâ€™s teachers and administrators. Exactly how many OCSD faculty wonâ€™t make the cut is now becoming a clearer picture.
A Mississippi State spokesperson says quarterback Dak Prescott is suing an apparel company for using his likeness without permission.
Columbus television station WCBI reported that a lawsuit has been field in the Oktibbhea County Circuit Court asking a judge to stop Christian Matthew from printing and selling shirts that say â€śDak Attackâ€ť and â€śDak Dynasty.â€ť
The Starkville Salvation Army is halfway through its 2014 Red Kettle Campaign and on track to meet its goal for this year.
As of Thursday morning, The Salvation Army was 56 percent of the way to the $40,000 goal set for this year, said Katie Walker, Service Center Manager of the Starkville Salvation Army. Last yearâ€™s drive fell short of the $40,000 goal by about $3,000.
Mr. Willie B. Johnson, 67, of Crawford, Mississippi died Sunday, December 7, Â 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Charity Mission Full Gospel Baptist Church, Crawford, Mississippi with Bishop Bobby L. McCarter, Sr., officiating.
College football offenses have morphed into spread, up-tempo, speed-type attacks.
Mississippi State uses a spread offense with a little bit of up-tempo sprinkled in. Head coach Dan Mullen perfected the offense when he was the offensive coordinator at Florida and won two national championships.
Dominique Dillingham may have only scored six points for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Thursday night, but her fifth and sixth came at a crucial time against the Louisiana Tech Techsters.
With No. 22 MSU trailing 77-75 with 2:07 remaining to play, Dillingham drove and made a layup to tie the game.
Starkville Academy is in the middle of a strong slate of home contests.
On Thursday, the Volunteers played the second of those games with one of the stateâ€™s best teams in Jackson Academy coming to town.
While the game was close for the majority of the contest, the Raiders pulled away just slightly in the final moments to claim a 52-45 victory in boys action.