November 18th, 2014
If it is not broke, why fix it?
That has almost become the mentality of Starkville Academyâ€™s offense this season.
Week in and week out, the Volunteers line up to run the â€śpower counter, inside-outside zoneâ€ť and aside from a few tweaks, the scheme has not changed much since game one.
It's one thing to hope to be able to play for a state championships.
It's another to put the time and effort in and really believe that such a achievement can be reached.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers have done what it takes to make that type of season a reality.
Mississippi State is still alive for the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Or at least that's what the week four rankings showed that were released Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs (9-1, 5-1) are ranked No. 4, after spending the first three weeks as No. 1.
A man accused of two counts of armed robbery received a 20-year sentence to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with 11 years suspended, nine to serve, after pleading guilty during the October-November Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term.
Starkville police arrested three local men allegedly involved in various burglaries over the weekend.
Officers arrested 31-year-old Elmer Oscar Norwood, of 284 Garrard Road, Saturday morning on suspicion of residential burglary and burglary of a church.
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Former Mississippi Secretary of State Eric Clark spoke at Mondayâ€™s Starkville Rotary Club meeting, giving his opinions on the dangers of polarization in American politics.
When Clark was receiving his PhD in history, Bill Parish, who introduced Clark to the club, was one of his professors.
Leslie Carol Taylor, 39, passed away on November 15, 2014 at her residence in Columbus, MS.Â She was a graduate of Starkville Academy and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville.
She is survived by her parents, George and Glenda Taylor of Starkville, MS; brother, John Matthew (Matt) Taylor (Jennifer) of Marietta, GA; one niece and one nephew.
Evelyn Maloney Rook, 89, of Braxton, passed away on November 16, 2014. Visitation will be at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Highway 13, Mendenhall, Mississippi, from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Services will be held at St. Peter's Cathedral, Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2pm, with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park immediately following services.
Brenda Payne, 73, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014.Â Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, with the funeral service immediately following in the funeral home chapel.Â Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.