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May 22nd, 2015

B.B. King funeral plans set

May 22, 2015

Arrangements have been for B.B. King’s funeral services starting this weekend. King’s final resting place will be at his museum, located at 400 Second St. in Indianola.
“There are a number of reasons we are glad B.B. is being brought back to Mississippi,” said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, in a news release. “First and foremost, he’s one of our state’s most beloved native sons.”

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May 21st

Starkville High expects to hire football coach

May 21, 2015


Just two weeks following head coach Jamie Mitchell’s departure from Starkville High School, the Yellowjackets look poised to hire his successor. Pending school board’s approval, the school is set to hire longtime Mississippi coaching legend Ricky Woods, multiple sources confirmed to the Starkville Daily News.

Steel Dynamics Incorporated adds $100 million Lowndes expansion

May 21, 2015

A $100 million industrial investment in Lowndes County could provide new job opportunities for Oktibbeha County residents.

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Aldermen approve bond issue, park improvement

May 21, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a $2.7 million bond issue for infrastructure improvement projects on a 5-0 vote Thursday evening.

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D&G Farms finds hope in mushrooms

May 21, 2015


During the unusually wet winter months that north Mississippi faced this year, many local farmers worried about what the weather would mean for their summer crops. Don Autry, operator of D&G Farms in Nettleton, however, found a new opportunity amongst the rain.

Tarters trip Wolverines 3-2

May 21, 2015

PEARL – All it took was one pitch and one hit to ruin what had been a phenomenal effort from two East Webster pitchers on Thursday in game two of the Class 2A State championship.
Taylorsville used a two-out, two-run inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning to force a decisive game three with a 3-2 win over the Wolverines.

Pitchers keep East Webster in game until end

May 21, 2015

PEARL – East Webster's duo of Derek Jones and Kolby Crowley kept the Taylorsville bats at bay all day.
They had a no-hitter until two outs in the sixth inning. That's when things took a bizarre turn.

Rivers, Barnes of SHS make NEMCABB list

May 21, 2015

Colbey Rivers and Tyler Barnes were valuable senior members of the Starkville High School baseball team.
Rivers and Barnes were recognized for their contributions to the Yellowjackets by landing spots in the NEMCABB All-Star Game. They are members of the Class 4A/6A West roster.

MSU's Howland adds forward Holman to 2015 signees

May 21, 2015

Mississippi State may have lost a player on Thursday, but added a signee for the 2015 class.
Bulldog guard Maurice Dunlap is transferring, an MSU official confirmed.
Bulldawgs 247 first reported the news on Thursday afternoon.

BREAKING: Woods to become SHS football coach

May 21, 2015

All indications Thursday afternoon have pointed to Ricky Woods becoming the next head football coach at Starkville High School.
Woods, who led South Panola to four Class 5A State championships from 2003-06, spent the last two years at Peabody High School in Trenton, Tenn. Newspaper reports out of Tennessee had Woods resigning that position on Thursday.

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