January 25th, 2015
Max Ray Hawes, 70, of Starkville, MS passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 24,2015.
Sarah Elizabeth Long, 82, a retired rural mail carrier, passed away Sunday January 25, 2015 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS. Mrs. Long was born August 29, 1932 in Oktibbeha County, MS. She was a member of the Sturgis Baptist Church.
Kim Kelly Hamilton went to be with her Lord, at her Grenada home on January 24, 2015, after a long illness. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Welchâ€™s Funeral Home in Starkville, MS, with interment following at Memorial Garden Park.Â Visitation will be at Welchâ€™s on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.Â
â€œDelight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. â€œ
Eleanor Moulder Moak of Starkville, Mississippi went to her heavenly home on January 23, 2015 at 92 years of age.Â Â She was born on June 27, 1922.Â Â She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Dr. James E. Moak.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team may not have played on Sunday, but it was hardly a day of rest.
They still had to prepare to go on the road today for an encounter with the Auburn Tigers.
That's life in the Southeastern Conference and one that MSU coach Vic Schaefer understands well.
Mississippi State is improving according to head coach Rick Ray.
After starting 0-3 in Southeastern Conference play, the Bulldogs are 2-1 since that time and have played better.
The two wins came over Vanderbilt, which snapped a 16-game regular season losing streak in league play, and Auburn, the first win on the road in 23 tries for the Bulldogs.
QualityÂ is just one way Starkville coach Kristie Williams elects to describe her experience in the Bullock Toyota Mid-Mississippi Classic.Â
From the other teams to the Choctaw County staff and community, Williams said the tournament was top notch.
Georgia held the door open for Mississippi State a couple of times in the second half to take back the lead.
The home-standing Bulldogs just didn't walk through it.
MSU dropped a 72-66 decision to Georgia Saturday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum to end a two-game winning streak.
Anytime Mississippi State gets a chance to recognize someone like Bailey Howell, it's a very-much deserved thing.
On Saturday afternoon, the greatest player in MSU history had the road surrounding Humphrey Coliseum named for him and will forever be known as Bailey Howell Drive.
CRAWFORD â€“ There is nothing quite as exciting as a rivalry game.
Add in that the contest is one of the last of its kind and the stakes are raised.
That was exactly the scenario Saturday as the basketball teams of East and West Oktibbeha faced off for the first time in their final season of basketball.