May 8th, 2015
Area leaders in politics, education and healthcare came together Thursday for a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The event was an opportunity to pray for the community and the issues citizens face at the local, state and national level, according to event organizer Gwen Sisson.
James (Jim) Davis Quin was born on January 31, 1935, and passed away on May 5, 2015, at 80 years of age.Â Jim was a graduate of Tylertown High school, where he met his lifetime sweetheart, Alice Anne Bickham, whom he later married.Â He graduated from Southwest Mississippi Junior College and continued his studies at the University of Mississippi where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering.Â
Over the next two days, softball will be the talk of Webster County.
The East Webster Lady Wolverines and Eupora Lady Eagles meet in the Class 2A North State championship series with the winner punching a ticket to Ridgeland for the state championships.
With the two schools only being separated by about 10 miles, the teams are quite familiar with each other.
OXFORD â€“ It looked like Mississippi State was going to get out of the fourth and eighth innings unscathed on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs had two outs in both frames, but Ole Miss found a way to score all four of its runs with two outs and ended up beating MSU 4-3 at Swayze Field.
The Starkville High School girls track team has been solid in distance events over the last several years.
When it comes to the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs in Saturday's Class 6A State championship meet in Pearl, the Mattox sisters have had it covered.
EUPORA â€“ Rusty Johnson did his best to keep the Eupora Eagles within striking distance of Thursday's baseball game against Hatley.
Johnson went the distance on the mound for the Eagles and drove in two runs with three hits offensively.
At the end of the day, Eupora didn't have enough in the tank to outlast the tough-hitting Tigers and lost a 7-5 decision to end its season.
There are many words that come to mind when you talk about Mississippi State and Ole Miss meeting in an athletic event.
For Bulldog senior left hander Ross Mitchell, the one word that comes to mind is competitiveness.
Starkville High School Principal David Baggett announced on Wednesday that he has chosen Brooks Oakley to lead the football team as the interim coach head coach.
Baggett said that Oakley would run the program for the remainder of spring practice.
Those hot summer days of running sprints up and down the steps at Yellowjacket Stadium have paid off for Patton Little.
Little will be representing Starkville High School at the Class 6A State track meet on Saturday in the 1600-meter and 800-meter runs.
He found out during the course of the year that the distance events were more to his liking.