Archive - Jun 2013
David Bradberry's successful run as a high school football coach in Mississippi has taken him from Sturgis to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame.
The Oktibbeha County native will be inducted along with four others on Friday during the MAC Hall of Fame banquet in Jackson.
When Bradberry thinks about the accomplishment, he looks back on the people that have helped him get there.
To Starkvilleâ€™s 9-year old All-Star coach, baseball is about much more than hitting a ball with a bat.
â€śI want them to learn that baseball is a great sport,â€ť coach Robert Buckner said. â€śIt can teach you to overcome because you get up to the plate and you are going to strike out some. You are going to miss a ball. You are going to make a mistake and the same thing happens in life.
This yearâ€™s 11-year-old Starkville All-Star team is quite familiar with each other.
Not only have the All-Stars been playing against and with each other all season, but the last few years, they have been pretty much the same team.
â€śWe have a pretty good group,â€ť coach Randy Carlisle said. â€śThese kids have played together since they were 7."
Starkville School District adopted a budget for the 2013-14 school year at a Tuesday evening board of education meeting.
The budget was unchanged from the one presented at a budget hearing a week prior to the meeting. The budget will allow the district $45.6 million in expenditures and $46.48 million in revenue.
When Bernice Johnson was young, she had an aunt and uncle who did not know how to read.
One month after former Chamber of Commerce Vice President Austin Shafer vacated his position, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is looking to fill that role.
CEO Jennifer Gregory said the Partnership was accepting resumes and hoped to have someone in place by the end of August. In the interim, she said, various members of the GSDP staff had absorbed duties.
The United States Supreme Court on Monday struck down a provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Court, in a 5-4 ruling, threw out Section 4 of the act, which used a formula to designate what parts of the country had to have changes made to their voting laws cleared by the federal government. Section 5 of the VRA gave the federal government the ability to approve or deny any changes.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Mississippi State was looking for its first-ever national championship in any sport.
The Bulldog baseball team fell short at TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday night.Â
No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) MSU dropped an 8-0 decision to the No. 6 UCLA Bruins to sweep the College World Series national championship series.Â
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Hunter Renfroe has been known for his offensive power this season.
The junior outfielder's arm has been overlooked, but people noticed it Tuesday night.
The Crystal Springs native recorded his eighth outfield assist of the season in No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State's 8-0 loss to UCLA in the College World Series national championship series.
Professional athletes, like those in the National Football League or National Basketball Association, often seem untouchable in some places.
One native of Starkville is determined to change that.
Travis Outlaw of the Sacramento Kings wants to insure that kids in his hometown know that they can do whatever they want if they are willing to work hard and stay focused.