April 4th, 2014
County and state fire investigators have confirmed that the March 23 fire at Eupora High School was accidental, and school officials are close to restoring functionality to one portion of the building that was damaged in the fire.
Michael Oden, Sr., 44,Â died Monday, March 26, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Reverend Robert Branson, officiating.Â
Visitation will be Friday,Â April 4, 2014 12-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, Mississippi.Â
Mississippi State's only trip to an opposing Southeastern Conference venue so far this season was a success for the Bulldogs.
MSU tookÂ two out of three games from Georgia as it won both games of the doubleheader on Saturday to start the SEC slate off with a series win.
This weekend things will be a little tougher.
Alexis Silkwood knows a thing or two about Missouri.
With her hometown of East Alton, Ill., being 30 minutes away from St. Louis and two and a half hours away from Columbia, Mo., the freshman lefthanded pitcher for Mississippi State is well-connected to that part of the country.
MABEN â The East Webster Lady Wolverines showed that putting the softball in play can lead to positive things on Thursday night.
In a meeting between cross-county rivals, East Webster picked up a 12-2 softball victory over Eupora.
The Starkville Christian School Lady Cougars had a 14-run second inning and went on to defeat the Immanuel Christian Lady Rams 18-3 in five innings Thursday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex.
It was the second win in as many games for the Lady Cougars.
When she was just 5-years-old, Emily Turnerâs mom took her for tennis lessons and a passion was born.
âMy mom started me on tennis,â the Starkville High senior said. âShe played in high school so she is kind of my role model. Since then, tennis has become my outlet. I love competing and tennis is the way I compete. It is a constructive way to let out my frustration.â
It's the dream of most assistant coaches to one day become a head coach.
That was the case with Preston Leathers.
The Starkville High School offensive coordinator decided to accept a position to become the head coach at Tishomingo County High School on Monday.
Leathers came to the Yellowjackets when Jamie Mitchell became the head coach in 2010. The two men have coached together for 10 years.
Starkville aldermen have sent a loud message to city department heads since the new board took office in July. But some city officials, including at least one alderman, think that loud message may not always be abundantly clear.
Starkville Police Department is offering an opportunity for local leaders to get a taste of going out on patrol with officers through its ride-a-long program.