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July 30th

Excitement shows as Vols begin football drills

July 30, 2012

A 7 a.m. football practice is something some high school students don't tackle with a lot of enthusiasm.

For the Starkville Academy football players, Monday's first football practice of the year was something they were anticipating.

Starkville Academy starts 2012 soccer season with road matches

July 30, 2012

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have an experienced soccer team coming back this season.

Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner has eight of 11 starters returning which helps in the chemistry of what's happening on the field and he likes the way preseason workouts have been going.

Lady Volunteers suffer tough softball loss in their first game

July 30, 2012

Starkville Academy was hoping for a good start to the season to give its young players a confidence boost.

The Lady Volunteers schedule didn't help and SA fell to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 18-0 Monday afternoon at Lady Volunteer Field in the first fastpitch softball game of the season.

SA came back to win the junior varsity game 8-4 in the nightcap.

Mississippi State gets baseball commitment

July 30, 2012

Coach John Cohen and the Mississippi State Diamond Dogs continue to ride the momentum of their Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship.

State picked up its seventh commitment of the 2013 signing class on Monday in right hander Avery Geyer.

The Pensacola, Fla. hurler recently made a trip to Starkville where he fell in love with Mississippi State and the baseball program.

Herbert Kinard

July 30, 2012

Mr. Herbert Lamar Kinard, 84, died Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Porter Loring Chapel in San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation will be held 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at Porter Loring.
Porter Loring Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kinard was born Nov. 11, 1927 in Starkville.

Leon Shook

July 30, 2012

Mr. Leon Usco Shook, 70, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Sturgis.
Visitation will be held 1 p.m Saturday before the service at Welch Funeral Home.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geoffrey Guyton

July 30, 2012

Geoffrey Walkup Guyton, lifelong resident of Starkville, died Friday, July 27, 2012 following an illness at his home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012 at First Baptist Church Chapel in Starkville.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Hudnall

July 30, 2012

Mrs. Doris Dell Kernodle Hudnall of Alexander City, Ala., 83, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Chapman Healthcare Center. 

Graveside services for Mrs. Hudnall were held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Fairview Cemetery Addition in Eufaula, Ala. Dr. Jason Rodgers officiated. 
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Radney Funeral Home.

Annie Jenkins

July 30, 2012

Ms. Annie Jenkins, 74, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Blackjack M.B. Church with Rev. Robert Branson officiating.
Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 1-7 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at West Memorial Funeral Home.

July 29th

Sullivan leads Starkville High band to new season

July 29, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles featuring local school marching band programs and their preparation for halftime shows they will play during football season.

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