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Archive - 2014

May 16th

County officials, residents wrestle with Blackjack traffic

May 16, 2014

Even though most students have left MSU for the summer, the physical impact of the ever-growing size and population of campus can still be felt in surrounding areas. In terms of roads and traffic, Oktibbeha County is working to ensure easy access to the areas students frequent the most, especially Blackjack Road.

May 15th

Willie James (Jim) Collins

May 15, 2014

Mr. Willie James (Jim) Collins 87, passed away May 12, 2014 in Starkville, MS. Service will be Saturday May 17, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. At St. Paul M.B. Church-Hwy. 389, Starkville, MS. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday May 16, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. At Century Hairston Funeral Home in Starkville, MS. Rev. John F. Johnson pastor and officiant.

Patricia Ann Hudspeth

May 15, 2014

Patricia Ann Hudspeth, 69, passed away on May 14, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.  She was a retired Registered Nurse with OCH Regional Medical Center and member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Denny Hudspeth; and step-father, W. O. Owen.

New faces hit football field for Jackets

May 15, 2014

Coach Jamie Mitchell's offense will have some new faces on the field and on the sideline next season. 
The Starkville Yellowjackets will have New Hope transfer Brady Davis starting at quarterback and a new offensive coordinator in David Boykin.

Eupora beats rival to secure lead in series

May 15, 2014

MABEN – Postseason games are always intense.
Add in the fact that the two teams playing are cross-county rivals and the ante goes up.
That was exactly the case as Eupora and East Webster faced off Thursday evening for game one of the Class 2A North Championship Series.
The ballgame was nothing short of hard fought and in the end, it was Eupora securing a 10-4 victory.

East Webster plays for Class 2A State softball title

May 15, 2014

MABEN – The East Webster Lady Wolverines know exactly what it takes to win a state championship.
They did just that last season and now find themselves facing the same challenge once again.

Old Waverly embraces ISPS Handa Cup event

May 15, 2014

WEST POINT – The Old Waverly Golf Club is excited about a new opportunity.
When the U.S. Women's Open came to Old Waverly and West Point in 1999, it brought a great amount of attention to the Golden Triangle and the state of Mississippi.

Bulldogs take on Longhorns in softball

May 15, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have not had very much success against the Texas Longhorns historically in softball.
Texas owns a 3-0 series record over MSU and the Bulldogs have failed to get a run against the Longhorns.
Cat Osterman even threw a perfect game for Texas in a 2-0 win against Mississippi State during the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Nat. Law Enforcement Week honors police

May 15, 2014

Every time Oktibbeha County sheriff’s deputy Phillip Miller starts to wonder if he chose the right profession, he said something special happens to reaffirm his decision.

Area high schools plan graduations

May 15, 2014

Valedictorian Will Klein and Salutatorian Kelley Mazzola will lead Starkville High School’s graduating class of 2014 during its commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. May 23. at Humphrey Coliseum.

Klein’s parents are Stephen and Marie Klein. He plans to attend Centre College in Danville, Ky. and major in neuroscience.

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