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December 22nd

MSU men looking to end losing streak against Jacksonville

December 22, 2014

Rick Ray and his Mississippi State basketball team took Saturday's loss harder than any they have taken this season.
The Bulldogs dropped a 53-51 decision to USC Upstate in Jackson in that game.

Dillinger sees 'improvement' from Chargers

December 22, 2014

ACKERMAN – Simply improve.
Heading into the season, that was all Choctaw County football coach Adam Dillinger asked of his football team.
"Our goal was to see improvement over last season," Dillinger said. "We wanted something concrete that made this year better than last."

Goree finds succes as local holiday fixture

December 22, 2014

The holiday season comes with traditions for communities across the country and the world, and for Starkville, one such tradition is Mike Goree’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 Starkville’s annual Christmas parades.

December 21st

Young receivers of MSU get reps

December 21, 2014

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 remains focused heading into next season

December 21, 2014

EUPORA – 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.

Billups brings Texas team to Mississippi, has success

December 21, 2014

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.

December 20th

Dorothy Louise Williams

December 20, 2014

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.

Willie B. Washington

December 20, 2014

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.

Lady Jackets use big second half for victory

December 20, 2014

COLUMBUS – 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.

SHS boys perform better, beat Tuscaloosa Central

December 20, 2014

COLUMBUS – What a difference a day makes. 
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.

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