April 11th, 2014
Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy spent close to an hour on the hot seat before the cityâ€™s Audit and Budget Committee Thursday afternoon.
Starkville aldermen voted 5-0 in a called meeting Thursday afternoon tat City Hall o apply for an Urban Youth Corps Program Grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Starkville School District rallied around its own Thursday night at a special benefit program for the Lark family.
Andrew and Jeanine Lark, Starkville High School art and Armstrong Middle School history teachers, respectively, lost their family home and four cars in a Jan. 25 fire. The Larks have three children â€” Jada, LaTonya and Andrew Lark III.
Itâ€™s been a Starkville tradition for almost 20 years. Itâ€™s attracted an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 people in recent years. It will bring together 150 artisans and 21 local restaurants, and 28 stage performances.
OCH Regional Medical Center will celebrate Easter by throwing its annual â€śBunny Bashâ€ť event for children in the Starkville area.
The event will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the OCH Educational Facility. OCH Public Relations Coordinator Mary Kathryn Kight said the â€śBunny Bashâ€ť will offer a family-friendly activity for children and adults alike.
Mississippi State and Adidas announced a new seven-year agreement, as well as new specially made uniforms for both baseball and football.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen said his team hasn't practiced like a team that got swept this past weekend.
Rather, Cohen has seen his club with high spirits even after a three-game sweep by LSU this past weekend.
Mississippi State senior outfielder Jessica Offutt has taken the advice of the softball coaching staff and it is beginning to pay off.
In the last two games for the Bulldogs, Offutt has gone 5-of-7 at the plate for a batting average of .714. She has six hits in the last 10 at-bats over a three-game stretch to bat .600.
There was one thing that Starkville Christian School could count on with Kayla Williamson.
Williamson put in six years with the Lady Cougars and developed into the type of leader that coach Cynthia Jefferson could count on this season.
While most of the game featured strong pitching and quick outs, a six-run inning by the Winona Lady Tigers made all the difference as they defeated Starkville Lady Yellowjackets 8-1 on Thursday.