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Archive - Aug 29, 2012

Presley to discuss PSC issues in Maben

August 29, 2012


Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will visit Maben today as part of his continuing series of Mississippi rural area stops.

The free meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church of Maben’s gymnasium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Historic guide is complete; public hearings coming

August 29, 2012


The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission approved a final draft of “Standards for Starkville’s Historic Districts” Tuesday and began planning public hearings on the standards, discussing methods to educate the public about the standards before the hearings.

MSU seeks to aid minority students

August 29, 2012


Mississippi State University’s Colvard Student Union will host a conference Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in an effort to improve graduation rates and post-collegiate success among minority males at MSU and other universities across the country.

SA, Magnolia Heights both 1-1

August 29, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers and Magnolia Heights School Chiefs come into Friday night's 7 p.m. game with similar resumes.

Both teams are 1-1, but the Chiefs are coming off a 49-20 victory over Kirk Academy, while the Volunteers suffered a 19-6 loss to Heritage.

SA took last year's game 22-0 in Starkville, but this year the Vols travel to Senatobia.

Weather plays havoc with SEC practice, games

August 29, 2012

The weather has certainly played havoc with Southeastern Conference football teams trying to prepare for season-opening games and it caused the postponement of one of those outings.

The Texas A&M Aggies were hoping to get a jump on everyone else in the SEC with a game against Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, La., tonight (Thursday).

Mary Francis Lindsey

August 29, 2012

The cowbells are ringing in Heaven as the Lord welcomes home one of the most devoted MSU Baseball fans that the university has ever had. 

Mary Francis Thaxton Lindsey died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 from continued medical complications.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Starkville.

Stacy Givens

August 29, 2012

Mr. Stacy Pete Givens, 94, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., passed into his next life on Aug. 18, 2012.

Mr. Givens was laid to rest in Mt. Vernon Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
Schneider Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon was in charge of arrangements.

Frances Sherman

August 29, 2012

Mrs. Frances Sherman, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at Peter's Rock Church of God in Christ with Rev. Sam Bonner officiating.
Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 with family hour being held 6-7 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home.

Emma Hendrix

August 29, 2012

Mrs. Emma Lee Hendrix, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 in Meridian.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Zion Cypress United Methodist Church with Rev. Willie Hendrix officiating.
Burial will follow at Zion Cypress Cemetery.
Visitation will be held noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at West Memorial Funeral Home.

Restaurants enjoy a ‘byte’ of convenient technology

August 29, 2012


There is just no escaping technology these days. As I entered a new, swanky restaurant on one of my travels, I saw the host tapping away on his iPad. He explained there would be a 15-minute wait and asked for my cell phone number. This particular restaurant has joined a growing number of businesses replacing their pager systems with text messaging.

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