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Archive - Aug 2012

August 30th

Kathryn Stich

August 30, 2012

Kathryn Rose Pendagraph Stich, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at her home in Starkville.

Graveside funeral services will be held at a later date in Atlanta, Ga.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a retired teacher with Starkville Public Schools.  Teaching and mentoring was her life along with knitting and science fiction.

Sue Blackbourn

August 30, 2012

Sue Cleveland Blackbourn earned her wings on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla.,  surrounded by her loving family and certainly smiling all the way to the arms of Jesus.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.

Tomyr Lawrence

August 30, 2012

Tomyr Lesean Lawrence, four months, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Century-Hairston Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville with Rev. Larnzy Carpenter officiating.
Burial will follow at Oktoc Public Cemetery.
There is no visitation scheduled.

Odie Randle Jr.

August 30, 2012

Mr. Odie Lee Randle Jr., 65, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at The Light Outreach of Holiness Temple in Starkville with Minister Emma Austin officiating.
Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Starkville.

Willie Jones

August 30, 2012

Mrs. Willie B. Jones, 68, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at her home in Starkville.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Sixteenth Section M.B. Church with Rev. Roshell Ashford Minor officiating.
Burial will follow at Lindsey Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at West Memorial Funeral Home.

August 29th

Presley to discuss PSC issues in Maben

August 29, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
sdnreporter@yahoo.com

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
sdnedu@bellsouth.net

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).

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