January 22nd, 2015
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State women's basketball team has not had much success at its rival arena the last few years.
That came to an end on Thursday.
Freshman Morgan William knocked down the game-winning shot with 4 seconds remaining to lead the No. 18 Bulldogs to a 64-62 victory over Ole Miss in Tad Smith Coliseum to snap a two-game road losing streak to the Rebels.Â
Mr. Oscar Lee Brown, 87, of Starkville, Mississippi died Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Josey Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor Thomas Rogers, Officiating.
Tournament basketball is valuable for high school teams at this time of the year.
Most events are planned around the Christmas season when schools are out for holidays and it makes traveling out of town easier.
Whenever there's an opportunity to play close to home, it's a welcomed situation for squads at this time of the year with postseason right around the corner.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen hosted the first of two planned public hearings on its decision to bring the Starkville Parks Department under city control as an advisory body.
Parks operates as an independent body. Though a significant portion of its funding comes from the city, aldermen can only suggest actions to its governing body, the seven-member Starkville Parks Commission.
Two local restaurants will see something new in the coming weeks as they go through ownership changes.
On Jan. 5, a sign went up on the door at Old Venice Pizza Company on Main Street saying the restaurant was undergoing renovations.
Starkville Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of armed robbery after he allegedly showed up to his place of employment with a pistol on Friday.
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AUBURN, Ala. â€“ Mississippi State sophomore I.J. Ready saw enough of a late-game run by Auburn Wednesday night.
Ready halted the run with a critical 3-point basket and followed that with four-straight free throw as the Bulldogs grabbed their first win in the Auburn Arena with a 78-71 win over Auburn in a Southeastern Conference menâ€™s basketball contest.
Lydia Rogers Miller, 51, a resident of Huntsville, Alabama and formerly of Starkville, Mississippi, died January 20, 2015 at her residence in Huntsville, Alabama.
Willa Dean Glenn Bryant, age 85, of Columbus, MS, formerly of Jackson,â€¨MS, passed away January 20, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of â€¨Columbus. Visitation will be Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home and also Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Friday, January 23, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.
Tonight's women's basketball game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels is important for many reasons.
The rivalry factor always comes into play when MSU and Ole Miss meet in any sport, but when it comes to this particular encounter - positioning in the Southeastern Conference standings is at stake.