Archive - Jul 2010
For two seasons, Jessica Dickens sat in the background as an assistant coach for Randy Haynes' Starkville Academy softball program.
Today at Hebron Christian, Dickens officially takes the reins as the leader of the Volunteers in their 2010 season opener.
It won't be Dickens' first experience as the Vols' head coach, having gotten her feet wet with the position in summer league action at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Still, Dickens says she'll have a few nerves now that the games will start counting.
The signs of the pending football season are everywhere.
High school football teams in the area began preseason practice on Monday and from all indications, things have gotten off to a good start.
Not very far away from each other, coaches Jamie Mitchell at Starkville High School and Jeff Terrill at Starkville Academy have led their teams through drills for the last three days. Anyone driving down Lynn Lane early in the morning or late in the afternoon can probably catch a glimpse at what's happening at both sites.
Mitch Moreland, one of the stars of the Mississippi State baseball team that advanced to 2007 NCAA College World Series team, is headed for â€śthe showâ€ť.
The Amory native, a first baseman/outfielder this season with the Texas Rangersâ€™ Oklahoma City Redhawks of the Class Triple A
One major dilemma is facing Starkville officials as they prepare the municipal government budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year: Do they try to move forward with projects identified in their strategic plan or tow the line in keeping expenses down?
Thatâ€™s something the full Board of Aldermen will have to weigh when it convenes for a budget work session in the coming weeks.
â€¨TUPELO â€” Harold Curtis Gordon, Sr., 79, died July 25, 2010, at the Golden Living Nursing Home after an extended illness.
HeÂ was born on March 10, 1931Â in Louisville to the late EstelÂ and Virginia Ruth Golden Gordon. Â He served in the United States Air Force, the United States Army, and the National Guard as a mechanic. He wasÂ a 100 percent Disabled American Veteran.
It's not only up to the coaches and players at this time of the year to get geared up for the football season.
Coaches' wives also have a responsibility to get prepared for what's to come.
"It's game time," said Megan Mullen, the wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen, at the Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday.
Megan began to feel the craziness which is "the preseason" in college football a couple of weeks ago.
HATTIESBURG â€“ Paige Watson, representing Starkville/Oktibbeha County, met with Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of Southern Mississippi, during the MissHospitality Welcome Party held at the presidentâ€™s home on Monday, July 26th. She was one of 29 contestants who are taking part in the 61st Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant, July 25th â€“ July 31st at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.
Choctaw is pronounced, chata. We have a prominent Choctaw Indian tribe who live on the Choctaw Indian Reservation near Philadelphia.
Mashulaville, Mississippi is between Macon, and Philadelphia. If you went to Macon, which is closer to Starkville, you would go West and then turn South.
Mashulaville is a tiny spot or very small community in our wonderful state of Mississippi.
The Choctaw Indian tribe is a member of a Muskogean people originally inhabiting Mississippi and Alabama.
A visit to The Little Dooey is more than a place to get great barbecue, it is an event.
And the state of Mississippi would agree. The Little Dooey in Starkville was listed in third place for Best Barbeque in the recent Best of Mississippi readership poll, in the July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine. The Little Dooey is one of seven Starkville restaurants receiving placement in the poll.
â€śWe would like to say thank you to our loyal customers and dedicated staff for making us THE Best barbeque place in Mississippi,â€ť said Lauren Carmichael of The Little Dooey.
As most of you know, Colonel Rebel has been issued his pink slip from the Ole Miss Rebel sports program up in Oxford, and the powers that be are searching for a replacement.
After reading the list of finalists, I had to stop and scratch my head. What are they smoking up there? The finalists are: a horse, a lion, a bear, a shark, and two Muppet like characters called Hotty and Toddy.
More than 13,000 students and alums voted in a poll, and one of these five will become the new Ole Miss Rebel mascot.