Archive - 2014
The holiday season comes with traditions for communities across the country and the world, and for Starkville, one such tradition is Mike Goreeâ€™s annual role as Santa Claus around the community.
Goree has played the role for many years and has featured as Santa Claus in more than 25 of Starkvilleâ€™s annual Christmas parades.
Billy Gonzales worked with depth and veteran leadership with his wide receivers this season.
The Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach has seen eight of his guys make catches this season and seven of those make touchdown grabs.
EUPORA â€“ No one can suggest that the losses for the Eupora Eagles came against weak opposition this past season.
One team is played for a state championship. The other played for the north half title and the third only lost two games this whole season.
That is the resume of the teams that defeated Eupora this year, which quite impressive when you look at the whole picture.
Coach T.J. Billups wanted to know how his basketball team would respond when leaving the state of Texas and playing in unfamiliar surroundings.
Billups, a former Mississippi State guard and Noxubee County High School coach, certainly knew about the Joe Horne Christmas Classic in Columbus and knew it was worth a phone call to coach Sammy Smith to see if there was a spot left on the schedule.
Ms. Dorothy Louise Williams, 67, of Starkville, Mississippi died Monday, December 15, 2014 in Meridian, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Second Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 12:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.
Mr. Willie B. Washington,77, of Maben, Mississippi died Sunday, December 13, 2014 in Maben, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Traveler's Rest Baptist Church, Mathiston, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 2:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.
COLUMBUS â€“ Starkville High School sophomore post player Kelsey Jones picked up two fouls and sat for the majority of the first half against the West Lowndes Lady Panthers on Saturday.
Without their primary scoring threat, it would be understandable to believe the Lady Yellowjacktets would struggle to put up points.
COLUMBUS â€“ What a difference a day makes.Â
After dropping their first game of the Joe Horne Christmas Invitational on Friday, the Starkville Yellowjackets took advantage of tournament play to capture a 64-37 day two victory over Central High from Tuscaloosa.
Dan Mullen's plate has become heavier after the events of last week.
The Mississippi State head coach saw defensive coordinator Geoff Collins leave for the same position at Florida on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are preparing to face Georgia Tech in the Capital One Orange Bowl on New Year's Eve.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets started Friday's game against Wilmer, Texas, about as well as a team could.
Greg Carter was not very happy with the way the Jackets finished.