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July 11th

Leland Mitchell: Devoted family man with heart

July 11, 2013

Former Mississippi State basketball player Leland Noyal Mitchell was remembered Thursday as being a devoted family man, friend and teammate who had a big heart.
A celebration of the life of Mitchell, who passed away last Saturday at the age of 72, was held at the Welch Funeral Home chapel.

Improvements being made at SA baseball field

July 11, 2013

There has been a little bit of construction going on at Starkville Academy and specifically at the baseball field.
According to head baseball coach Jody Britt, some much needed improvements to the field are being made.

Wetherbee lends expertise to MSU athletic department

July 11, 2013

Scott Wetherbee has never been in charge of media relations.
With that being said, the new Mississippi State senior associate athletic director for external affairs, understands what is driving media relations these days.
It's social media.
"Obviously, the big thing is technology and the changing of all of our social media platforms," Wetherbee said.

Board probation decision unclear

July 11, 2013

Much the same way the Starkville Board of Aldermen has left its decision to terminate Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill’s employment with the city undefined, so has it left the reasons behind its decision to place City Personnel Officer Randy Boyd on a 90-day probationary period.

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Sturgis PD to undergo restructure

July 11, 2013

Sturgis Board of Aldermen will hold a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. today to discuss how it will organize Sturgis Police Department in the future as the town fills vacated positions for police chief and police officers.

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Baptist church offers drive-thru prayers

July 11, 2013

Dozens of locales across town offer burgers, fries, chicken, hot dogs, biscuits and milkshakes with drive-thru service. This Saturday, members of First Baptist Church aim to feed locals’ souls with drive-thru prayers.

Renter leaves 9 large snakes in apartment

July 11, 2013

A Chadwick Place maintenance supervisor could hardly believe his eyes when he went to clean an apartment on Tuesday.

Starkville PD, sheriff’s department see summertime decrease in crime

July 11, 2013

With nearly half its population gone for the summer, Starkville’s fallen quiet on many fronts, including crime.

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley said Starkville’s crime pattern was similar to other college town around the nation.

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July 10th

MSU team honored: 1963 squad recognized for 'Game of Change'

July 10, 2013

It has been over 50 years since the Mississippi State men's basketball team snuck out of Starkville and headed north.
On Tuesday, that 1963 MSU team was recognized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund at the 42nd Annual International Convention at the Chicago Hilton.

SMITH COLUMN: Mitchell one of the best for Bulldogs

July 10, 2013

Leland Mitchell was one of the best players ever to step onto the basketball court for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Even though Mitchell was performing his skill for the Bulldogs from 1961-63 and slightly before my time, all a person has to do is look through the record book to realize the impact he made at MSU.

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