June 28th, 2014
Mississippi State didn't have to look very far when it came down to hiring its next men's tennis coach.
All the Bulldogs had to do was check the same side of the net.
Basketball season doesn't start until late October, or early November, but college teams are taking advantage of the summer.
According to NCAA rules, coaches can only work with their players for 16 hours during an eight week period in the summer.
Traditionally basketball has not been a summer sport.
That ideal is rapidly changing as more and more teams use the offseason as a testing ground before the upcoming regular season.
East Webster's Stan Hughey is a part of that movement as the coach has been keeping his team busy with competition all throughout the month of June.
The Southeastern Conference has once again proven its dominance in sports with the way it concluded the 2013-14 athletic year.
With the Vanderbilt Commodores winning the national championship in baseball, it was another feather in the cap of the SEC. The league didn't need much more to validate itself, but the Commodores sure helped in that cause.
Dorothy Ferrell Tomlin, 86, passed away on June 26, 2014 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home. Â She was the retired Supervisor for Garan, Inc. and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady Ferrell and Lucille Thomas Ferrell.
Sometimes to improve as a baseball team comes the sacrifice of giving up part of a summer.
Instead of spending the month of June relaxing or traveling with family and friends, the Starkville Academy Volunteers are busy working on improving their game for the upcoming season and if you ask their coach, the work is paying off.
The Starkville Yellowjackets and West Point Green Wave have been known to have some pretty intense football games during the fall.
West Point and Noxubee County also have a history of some competitive outings against each other, while New Hope has proven to be a thorn in the side of those schools from time to time.
Mississippi State's Gavin Ware knew he was going to have to change several things when he came to college.
The former Starkville High School standout's first priority was to get in shape and stay in shape to play in the Southeastern Conference.Â
Ware has worked on his weight in his two seasons with the Bulldogs, but this summer MSU head coach Rick Ray has seen a brand new Ware.
Two coinciding Thursday evening events offered a chance for people to take advantage of special deals in some downtown stores and to preview a new sports grill that will soon open for business in the old State Theatre.
Starkville Police arrested a Crawford woman after determining that she falsely accused someone of raping her at a Starkville hotel on Sunday.
A department release said 47-year-old Carolyn Monroe was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report. According to the report, Monroe told police on Sunday that a male acquaintance had raped her at Americaâ€™s Best Value Inn on Highway 12.