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Archive - Jul 2012

July 28th

Canine war hero shows true meaning of honor

July 28, 2012

By MATT CRANE
sdnlife@bellsouth.net

Dogs have longed been described as man’s best friend, but for Marines fighting in Afghanistan, one special dog proved to be their savior.

When she was only two years old, Lucca K458 joined the Marine Corps on April 23, 2006 as a specialized search dog.

Time to hit the field: SA Vols look to get drills off to great start

July 28, 2012

The first couple of days of practice are usually the ones that set the tone for the entire season in any sport.

That is no different for high school football, and the Starkville Academy Volunteers are hoping to get off to a great start.

Mitchell eager to see Yellowjackets practice

July 28, 2012

Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell said it feels like Christmas in July for several reasons.

First and foremost, it's the opportunity to get back on the field for the 23rd year of coaching the sport he loves. The Yellowjackets begin preseason practice on Monday.

July 27th

Cohen, alumni welcome county freshmen to MSU

July 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

When John Cohen was at Mississippi State University, he had the opportunity to see Eudora Welty at a campus venue, but he missed it.

Cohen, now baseball coach at MSU, said he regrets the decision. At the time, he said, he didn’t think going to see an author, even a Pulitzer Prize winner like Welty, was “cool.”

Preservationists accelerate plans

July 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Historic Preservation made minor adjustments Tuesday to a new draft of historic preservation guidelines and called for a special meeting Aug. 13 to compete the guideline evaluation process before the grant paying for the guidelines’ creation expires.

MSU's Renfroe has his number retired by Bethesda Big Train

July 27, 2012

Each summer the Mississippi State Bulldogs take their skills across the country to play summer baseball in a variety of leagues.

The goal is to hone their craft and return to Starkville a more complete player.

This summer Hunter Renfroe has certainly made the most of his opportunity by turning in a history-making performance.

Simpson becomes Mississippi State's 13th football commitment

July 27, 2012

Mississippi State now has 13 commitments for the 2013 signing class with the most recent commitment of defensive end Trent Simpson of Oxford, Ala.

Simpson, who made his commitment public on Friday, actually pledged to be a Bulldog last week. 

Hometown Healthcare

July 26th

New director of sanitation office sought

July 26, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

Starkville is in the process of advertising for a new director of sanitation and environmental services after the person who held that position stepped down earlier this month.

Starkville Personnel Officer Randy Boyd confirmed Sharon Boyd, who had been employed with the city since November 1992, left her position and has moved out of Starkville.

C Spire request fails at meeting

July 26, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

The Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals rejected C Spire Wireless’s request for variances from city laws needed to erect a 100-foot cellular tower, opening a dialogue about possible changes to those laws at its meeting Wednesday afternoon.

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