January 20th, 2015
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers rallied from a halftime deficit with a strong fourth quarter to pick up a 51-42 road win at Magnolia Heights School Tuesday night.
After trailing 13-11 at the end of one quarter and 24-19 at halftime, the Lady Vols were down 35-28 after three quarters before outscoring their hosts 23-7 in the fourth quarter.
By ALEX HOLLOWAY
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to override the Mayor Parker Wisemanâ€™s vetoes protecting the cityâ€™s equality resolution and adult plus-one insurance coverage before a beyond-capacity crowd at its Tuesday evening meeting.
Starkville area civil rights leaders held a march and rally Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and issue challenges to continue the work left unfinished after his death in 1968.
Starkvilleâ€™s Unity Park plaques paying tribute to local and national civil rights leaders were unveiled on Monday. The unveiling culminates a process that began in 2011, when the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved construction of the park.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hear an update on the acceptance status of a potential county storm shelter at its meeting this evening.
The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Oktibbeha County courthouse board room.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Mauzy Shelton, long-time Starkville resident, passed away January 19, 2015 at her home after a long illness.Â She was 79 years old.
Jeffie Boatman Hester passed awayÂ January 19, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center - Eupora. She was 88. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Eldon Hester; parents, William and Sallie Boatman; sister, Sue B. Hare; and brother, Billy Boatman.
Geraldine Thompson Dorroh, 83, of Eupora died Friday, January 16, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Eupora. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Webster Co, MS. The funeral service will be Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Webster Co., MS
CLINTON â€“ The Starkville High School Yellowjackets pulled off what was probably the biggest surprise at the Rumble in the South Tournament on Monday in beating previously unbeaten and defending Class 4A State champion McComb 59-53.
The event was played on the campus of Mississippi College.
As far as record there was no win or loss added on Monday during the Starkville Academy soccer match, but the Volunteers gained confidence within the team after a 1-1 tie with Lamar School. Â