May 17th, 2015
Local businesswoman Barbara Coats is no stranger to hard work.
Coats currently serves on the boards of Volunteer Starkville, Helping Hands Ministries of Oktibbeha County and is a financial representative at Modern Woodmen of America.
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Mrs. Isadora Norwood, 101, formerly of Starkvillle, Mississippi, died May 11, 2015 in Suisun, California.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Peterâ€™s Rock Temple Church of God In Christ, Starkville, Mississippi with Supt. Joseph Hawkins, officiating.
RIDGELAND â€“ As the final speck of dust settled back into the red dirt at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland on Saturday and the East Webster Lady Wolverines hoisted the gold trophy, the 2015 season came to a close.
It was hard for Zach Taylor to put into words his feelings on finishing second in the decathlon at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend.
His mind kept going back to his late father.
Taylor lost his father, J.T., last November and it hit him really hard. His weight went up by 20 pounds, but he dropped nearly 15 pounds getting ready for the spring.
There is a new youth football league forming in the area.
In a league that makes up several teams, it is also one big team.
Mississippi Gridiron Youth Football will get kicked off in August and Rodney Johnson, one of the vice presidents of the league, said it was an opportunity to form an organization where many people could have a voice.
RIDGELAND â€“ After facing adversity for the first time in the 2015 postseason, the East Webster Lady Wolverines responded emphatically on Saturday.
Three was a special number for the East Webster Lady Wolverines on Saturday.
It was the third-consecutive Class 2A State fast pitch softball championship for the Lady Wolverines and they were pushed to a third game to achieve it.
Scottie Hearn had to endure two weather delays before he could compete in the 400-meter hurdles.
It didn't seem to bother him.
The Mississippi State junior took first place in the event at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships at Mike Sanders Track and Field Complex with a personal best time of 49.39.
Benton Armstrong Vizzier, age 96, of Fayetteville passed away, May 11, 2015 in Fayetteville. He was born December 25, 1918 in Gillett, Arkansas to James and Aveline Bergschneider Vizzier.
Funeral services for Pauline "Polly" Felder Brantley of Starkville, formerly of Kilmichael, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at Kilmichael United Methodist Church in Kilmichael, with burial following in Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael.Â
Rev. Burt Felder and Mr. Albert Brantley will officiate the services.