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August 13th

David Leigh Kirkman

August 14, 2013

Mr. David Leigh Kirkman, 53 Maben, MS passed away in Arcola, MS; on Monday, August 12, 2013.

David was the owner of Covered K Arena and of Kirkman Logging, a bull rider, rodeo clown, rodeo announcer and a member of Mathiston First Baptist Church.

Terry Leigh Thomas

August 14, 2013

August 13, 1927 - August 10, 2013

Terry Leigh Thomas passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Mr. Thomas was a native Mississippian who spent his early years in Louisville, and his adult life in Meridian and Starkville. He was most recently a resident of Ocean Springs, where he moved to be near his daughters, Susie Thomas Ranager and Marty Thomas Kuki.

The heart of practice: MSU's Mullen sees players are anxious

August 13, 2013

Mississippi State is in the heart of preseason practice.
The Bulldogs have been on the practice fields since Aug. 1. The first few practices were light and were more of revamp for the older guys and a transition for the younger guys.
Summer school is over and the fall semester is close to getting started. 
Coach Dan Mullen's squad is right in the thick of things as two-a-days have hit.

SMITH COLUMN: Russell ready for next step with Bulldogs

August 13, 2013

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen talked about quarterback Tyler Russell entering the "graduate level" phase of his career at Tuesday's media day.
Russell has experienced just about everything a signal caller can for the Bulldogs.
There have been some ups and downs for the Meridian native, but he seems to be a confident player as the season approaches.

Robinson returns to the Bulldogs, lends perspective

August 13, 2013

Sometimes the path for athletes when they graduate from Mississippi State leads them right back to the Bulldogs.
John Cohen played baseball at Mississippi State, and now he is the head man on the diamond.
Rocky Felker quarterbacked the football team. He returned as a head coach of the Bulldogs in the 1980s and is still on the football staff to this day.

No pain, no gain for MSU runners

August 13, 2013

The athletes who make up the cross country team at Mississippi State understand up front that if there is no pain, there is no gain.
MSU cross country coach Houston Franks said when it comes to distance runner, it comes down to two aspects.

Lady Jackets to start season at 'Set It Off' in volleyball

August 13, 2013

The Starkville High volleyball team will “Set It Off” starting Friday as the Lady Yellowjackets take part in a tournament of the same name at Ridgeland High School.

August 12th

No felony charge filed on Covin

August 12, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

An Oktibbeha County grand jury has opted not to indict a former First Baptist Church Creative Learning Center employee on allegations that she drugged two infants that were left in her care at the facility.
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Murder trial begins

August 12, 2013

By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com

Brian Holliman’s second murder trial began Monday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court as the case’s first witness — the deceased victim’s sister— opened testimony.

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Perkins leads the pack: MSU has plenty of help behind veteran carrier

August 12, 2013

It's safe to say that LaDarius Perkins will anchor the Mississippi State running backs this season.
The senior is coming off a 1,000-yard 2012 season. He also scored eight touchdowns.

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