October 15th, 2014
Starkville police detectives are investigating what they are calling a rash of stolen vehicles and attempts to steal vehicles.
A police department press release said the theft and attempted thefts occurred on the weekends of Oct. 3 and 10, and detectives believe the suspects may have chosen those dates because of high traffic in town for Mississippi State football games.
Cedar Bluff, MS â€“ Mr. Joseph MichaelÂ "Joey"Â Raines, 42, passed away on October 14, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point.Â Joey was born January 6, 1972, in West Point the son of Donald Roy and Elizabeth Taylor Raines.Â As a young man, he attended Calvary Baptist Church in West Point.
Joe Maddux Blackbourn, 89, passed away on October 13 in Starkville, MS.Â He was born on September 28, 1925 in Blossom, Texas and was the younger son of Frank and Velma Blackbourn.Â He lived the list 46 years of his life in Starkville.Â Dr.
Vergie Jenette Akins, 84, Â ofÂ Starkville, MS, died Thursday, October 9,Â 2014 in Columbus, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, October 16, 2014Â at First Baptist Church Longview, Starkville, MS with Reverend Dr. Larnzy Carpenter, Jr., officiating.
Mississippi State athletics has enjoyed its share of recognition on the national stage the last couple of years.
Whether it has been in baseball, women's golf or with the football team currently being ranked No. 1 in the country, there has been plenty of positive attention for the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State may be ranked No. 1 in the country, but head coach Dan Mullen still sees weaknesses with his team.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. They have also beaten three-straight top 10 teams in impressive fashion, but Mullen still wants to see improvement.
It's worth repeating.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in football for the first time in school history.
For some, that statement hasn't fully sunk in yet. There have been people that have walked by me asking to be pinched to see if it's real or not.
The Bulldogs have taken advantage of three-straight wins over Top 10 competition and has made the quick rise to the top.
Football is all a buzz in Starkville.Â
Not only are the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 nationally, the Starkville Yellowjackets are the stateâ€™s top-ranked prep team and are No. 6 nationally with a perfect 7-0 record and an air raid game that is tops among their peers.
A severe thunderstorm that ripped through Starkville just before 5 p.m. Monday packed quite a wallop in a matter of minutes â€” downing trees, power lines and leaving as much as half the city without power for hours.
Elizabeth Hawkinsâ€™ loyalty was rewarded Saturday.
Now retired from her job with Mississippi State Universityâ€™s library system, Hawkins said she has been following MSU football since she was 12 years old. She remembers, at that age, listening to the games on the radio with her father, at a time when 1952 graduate Joe Fortunato was still playing football for the university, before his NFL career.