Archive - 2010
Starkville High School head football coach Jamie Mitchell issued a challenge to his team at the end of the second of two practices to start the preseason on Monday.
The goal he emphasized for his first season with the Yellowjackets is making a return to the Class 6A playoffs.
Starkville was able to do that last year, but was dominated and eliminated in the first round by Madison Central 63-27.
Mitchell believes the playoffs is somewhere the Jackets are supposed to be and wants them to perform better when they get there.
The West Oktibbeha Timberwolves began preseason football practice Monday morning with one purpose in mind.
One of the keys early for coach Adam Lowrey is getting the Timberwolves back in shape and the minds back on the game.
"It's hard to think about school and football when you are so excited to be out for the summer," Lowrey said. "Focusing on work is the thing we're looking to do this week."
After considering postponing the start of practice a day or two, Lowrey decided to go ahead and join other schools for the first official day high schools can begin drills.
Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill has a pretty good idea what he has to work with this fall.
The challenge in his first year on the job at the private school is to figure out something about opponents.
Itâ€™s something Terrell intends to learn as the preseason progresses.
Each pigweed plant produces between 10,000 and 35,000 seed. Fifty percent of the seed can still germinate after three years and it takes more than twenty years for theÂ last few seeds to lose their ability to grow a new plant. Isn't it easier to kill one plant now? One swipe with a hoe now can prevent ten thousand later.
Mrs. James Richey Simpson, Jr. of Starkivlle is happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter, Amber Lynn Simpson of Starkville, to John William Beck, III, of Brandon, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Beck, Jr., of Brandon.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Bennett, Jr., of Starkville, and James R. Simpson and the late Mrs. Mary Louise Simpson of Starkville.
Ms. Lynette Jordan of Lexington is happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Joanna Leigh Howard of Starkville, to Prentiss Cortez McLaurin III of Starkville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cortez McLaurin, Jr. of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Patricia Jordan and the late Lynn Jordan of Lexington. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cortez McLaurin of Greenwood and Mrs. Doris Beery Perry and the late Allen Glenn Perry of Philadelphia.
Raymond LeBeau and Sandra LeBeau, both of Birmingham, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Rachelle Renee LeBeau of Starkville to Nicholas Tristian Biasini of Starkville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Biasini of Birmingham, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Green of Lincoln, Ala. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacque LeBeau.
She is a 2003 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
Rev. and Mrs. William Haynes Brown of Sylacauga, Ala., are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Lauren Brown of Sylacauga, Ala., to Kevin Joseph Daniels of Starkville, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Andrew Daniels of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Paul Cardwell; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwards Brown, Sr.; all of Sylacauga, Ala.
Eupora â€” Mr. James T. Gary, 88, died Friday, July 23, 2010, in Texarkana, Texas at the Cornerstone Methodist Retirement Center. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Eupora with burial to follow in the Eupora City Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of all arrangements.
WEST POINT - Jim Denton, 71, passed away, Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the OCH Regional Medical Center, in Starkville.
James Darnell Denton, Jr. was born October 25, 1938 in West Point, to the late Edwina Tarleton and James Darnell Denton, Sr.
Mr. Denton was a retired Home Marketing Manager for Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church. Jim Denton married Geraldine May Denton April 13, 1991, in Starkville.