January 28th, 2015
Starkville Police arrested a Maben man Saturday on suspicion of statutory rape.
Police took Zachary Lydon Townsel, 24, into custody at 11:52 p.m Saturday.
SPD did not provide further details on the incident.
Townselâ€™s bond was set at $5,000 during his initial municipal court appearance Monday evening. An Oktibbeha County Jail personnel said he had posted out as of Tuesday afternoon.
A summit will be held on Feb. 14 to address challenges facing young men of color in the community as part of the My Brotherâ€™s Keeper initiative launched by President Barack Obama.
Football is king in the state of Mississippi, and the two Southeastern Conference schools sit on the throne.
Ole Miss currently sits higher than Mississippi State after winning the Egg Bowl this past November, but now it's time for football to take a back seat to basketball.
Not all rivalries are created equal.
There are some that have developed over the years and have become more and more intense.
The amount of importance of a rivalry really depends on what part of the country it's located.
For the states of Mississippi and Alabama, there's a reason the in-state rivalries among the Southeastern Conference programs are so popular.
It was one of those situations Tuesday where the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were facing a team for the third time this season.
The Starkville Yellowjackets wear warm-ups before each game that have the saying â€śdefend and rebound,â€ť and that is exactly what they did in the second half against the West Point Green Wave Tuesday night.
Tyson Carter led the way with 16 points to help pace the Jackets over the Green Wave by the score of 60-50.
EUPORA â€“ East Webster and Eupora share more than just a close location and the color maroon.
Put the two schools on the basketball court and strong talent will be showcased.
On Tuesday night in girls basketball, that was exactly what happened as the Lady Eagles and Lady Wolverines took it to the wire before East Webster secured the 52-46 victory.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers didn't let a first-half deficit distract them from going on the road for a victory against rival Heritage Academy Monday night.
Despite falling behind 27-20 at halftime, the Lady Vols rallied to defeat the Lady Patriots 49-46.
Choices, as Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Criss Turnipseed told the Starkville Rotary Club, are key to safety on the road for drivers, passengers and fellow motorists.
Turnipseed spoke Monday to the club at the Starkville Country Club about safety on the highway.
He said the presentation he gave Monday is one he typically offers to students, but that didnâ€™t mean it couldnâ€™t have an impact.
This weekend, Christian World Missions will be holding a Holy Spirit Conference on â€śKnowing Him: Discovering the Father.â€ť
The conference will have sessions beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, running through lunch time on Saturday at the Wesley Foundation Worship Center on the Mississippi State University campus.