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Niles Puckett

May 22, 2013

Niles David Puckett, Attorney, died March 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. He will be missed by his parents, Benny Ronald “Ronnie” and Tara Bouchillon Puckett; his sister, Ginger Michelle Puckett; and many relatives and friends. He was the Grandson of the late Joyce and Jimmie Bouchillon and the late Joel and Flora Puckett, all of Louisville, Mississippi.

David Forrester

May 22, 2013

Pheba, Mississippi - David Forrester, 83, passed away, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his home, in Pheba. Mr. David was born August 23, 1929, in Webster County, MS, in the Dancy Community, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Rosa Oletha Martin Forrester. He was a member of Pheba Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon.

Getting job done late: Rea's eighth-inning single helps Bulldogs get 5-3 win

May 22, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. – Mississippi State was not ready to play another extra-inning game.
Wes Rea took care of that in the top of the ninth.
Rea singled to right field with the bases loaded bringing home the go ahead run and the No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs outlasted the No. 15 South Carolina Gamecocks 5-3 Wednesday night in the Bulldog's 100th Southeastern Conference Tournament game.

Extra innings remains a story on second day  

May 22, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. - There was the feeling of "here we go again" during the first full game Wednesday of the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament.
After Mississippi State and Missouri played 17 innings to close the first round of the event on Tuesday night that lasted into Wednesday morning, the first scheduled game on Wednesday also went into extra innings.

Andrews takes over as coach of SA program

May 22, 2013

Starkville Academy athletic director Glenn Schmidt didn't have to look far to find a replacement for the coach of the soccer program.
After the departure of Robert Gardner following the school year, Schmidt has turned to his assistant on the boys team.
Cole Andrews, a former Volunteer athlete, will assume the leadership of both the boys and girls teams at SA.

Public access Wi-Fi goes live

May 22, 2013

Visitors to downtown Starkville can now sit outside and enjoy free access to the city's wireless Internet. The city is utilizing the fiberoptic cable platform constructed by Starkville Electric Company to provide free outdoor Wi-Fi access from the area around Mugshots on N. Douglas Conner Dr. to the Starkville Public Library on University Drive.

SOAR distributes community grants

May 22, 2013

tarkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) distributed $13,820 in grants and awards to nine community organizations on Tuesday.

Alderman hear city audit report

May 22, 2013

Starkville Board of Aldermen reviewed the city’s 2012 audit report and addressed concerns on the findings of the 2012 Parks Commission audit on Tuesday.

Wynn takes Ward 2 runoff

May 22, 2013

Lisa Wynn’s work on the campaign trail finally ended on Tuesday night. Now the alderman-elect will begin a new kind of work.

Wynn defeated incumbent Sandra Sistrunk by a 209-189 margin Tuesday in the Democratic runoff for Starkville’s Ward 2 alderman after absentee and paper ballots were counted, making the 18 affidavit ballots cast essentially moot.

17th-inning walkoff: Slauter's bloops hit gives MSU a victory

May 22, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. – It had been a while since Mississippi State or Missouri had scored a run.
The Bulldogs broke the streak with a run in the 17th inning.
The No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs edged the Missouri Tigers 2-1 in a 17-inning marathon in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. 

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