November 15th, 2013
Hair spray and hot rollers will be abundant in Betterworth Auditorium tonight when 10 Mississippi State University girls compete for the Miss Mississippi State crown in Lee Hall.
It is the 55th year for the Miss MSU pageant. The pageant is part of the Miss America circuit. The winner of the pageant will go on to compete for the Miss Mississippi title.
Itâ€™s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Starkville. Store window displays boast of brightly decorated Christmas trees and Christmas carols greet those walking along Main Street. The town will be filled with even more Christmas cheer on Sunday with the Greater Starkville Development Partnershipâ€™s Christmas Open House.
There was a good reason why Richard Muller waited until Thursday to visit Mississippi State University instead of coming on Sept. 17 as originally planned.
Legend has it that one of Mississippi State Universityâ€™s top sports traditions began with a wayward Jersey cow.
CRAWFORD â€“ Jerry Rice is one of the most known athletes around the globe.
The wide receiver's career started in the meek Mississippi town of Crawford and ended on the biggest stage â€“ the National Football League.
On Thursday, he returned to his hometown and his alma mater in what called "going full circle."
CRAWFORD â€“ East Oktibbeha High School coach Randy Brooks knows about Jerry Rice as an athlete and a person.
With Thursday's presentation at the school by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate, which honored Rice as a "Hometown Hall of Famer," it was a chance for Brooks and others to visit and hear from the greatest wide receiver in National Football League history.
The Class 6A postseason begins tonight around the state of Mississippi and the Starkville Yellowjackets expected to be one of the teams still standing.
Since Jamie Mitchell became the head coach prior to the 2010 season, the Jackets have made the playoffs three out of the four seasons.
EUPORA â€“ Coach Junior Graham wants his Eupora High School football team to be practicing when there is a little bit of a ho, ho, ho, and the appearance of Christmas decorations.
â€śIt is fun coaching this time of year because you either win or you go home and we want to be playing as long as we can," Graham said. "We want to be practicing when the Christmas lights are up."
The return of Fred Thomas was a much-needed boost for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The sophomore guard missed the Bulldogs' season opener last Friday for participating in an all-star game not sanctioned by the NCAA. He was forced to be sidelined for one game per the NCAA.
Helen Jean Doss, 60,Â diedÂ November 10,Â 2013Â in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend James Covington officiating,Â Starkville,Â MS.
Â Visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2013 @ West Memorial Funeral Home in Starkville, MS from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM.