September 10th, 2014
There are ways an athletic football player like Princeton Jones can help a football team.
Hinds Community College in Raymond is giving Jones that opportunity.
After signing with East Mississippi Community College out of Starkville High School, Jones found his way a little farther west to begin his junior college career.
Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver's motion following executive session to remove the "plus-one" benefit from city employee health plans failed to receive a second during a called Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.
The board unanimously approved adding the plus-one adult plan, as well as an employee-plus-children plan to its health benefits during its Sept. 2 meeting.
Starkville School District will look to advertise for bids alongside Oktibbeha County School District as both districts continue preparations for their July consolidation.
After a lengthy executive session, the SSD Board of Trustees voted to seek bids jointly with OCSD for a $550,000 construction project to expand Starkville High School's cafeteria.
Evans Hallâ€™s life as a dormitory may be over, but Starkville Fire Department is still getting some use out of the old Mississippi State University building before its demolition.
Starkville Fire Department Training Officer Charles Yarbrough said the department is using the building to run training scenarios.
Maedene Weatherly Jones, 86, died on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Gilmore Memorial RMC. Born on September 16, 1927, in Amory, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Lillie Vercie Kennedy Weatherly.
All season Starkville High School has prided itself on consistent volleyball play throughout the entire match.
The Lady Yellowjackets wavered slightly from that style on Tuesday night, but in the end, they managed to pull out the 3-1 victory over Heritage Academy.
The West Point Green Wave were held to three points by the Starkville Yellowjackets last Friday night.
That just doesn't happen.
SHS linebacker Alonzo Flowers had 15 tackles against West Point.
That just doesn't happen.
When it comes to playing defense, Flowers had one word to describe why the Jackets are having success in the first three games of the season.
Jeff Terrill issued a challenge to his defense after game one.
While managing to limit Lamarâ€™s rush game, Starkville Academy simultaneously allowed the team to accumulate 326 passing yards. For the head coach, that was unacceptable and the gauntlet was laid down.
There is some pretty good football going on in Starkville right now.
Along with the Mississippi State Bulldogs winning their first two games of the season, the Starkville Yellowjackets and Starkville Academy Volunteers are both 3-0.
Jameon Lewis was by far the best receiver on the Mississippi State squad a season ago.
He hauled in 64 catches, the same amount as the second and third best receivers combined, for 923 yards, more than the second and third best receivers combined. Robert Johnson was second on the team with 34 catches for 389 yards, while Malcolm Johnson pulled in 30 catches for 391 yards.