Archive - Aug 2013
Bulldogs, Huddleston get on practice field
By DANNY P. SMITH
The first day of practice can be quite overwhelming for a newcomer.
When it comes to the sport of soccer, the transition can be easier to make than others.
It's still just about getting in the right position and getting the soccer ball in the goal at any level.
The East Webster Lady Wolverines haven't had long to enjoy their Class 2A State fast-pitch championship.
Not when they captured the title in May and three months later the Lady Wolverines have to get ready for the slow-pitch season.
It doesn't matter to East Webster softball coach Lee Berryhill, who keeps the same thinking whatever the season brings.
Gloria Jean Robinson Sherrod, 63, died August 5, 2013 in Starkville, MS.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 at West Memorial Funeral Home from 2 - 6 p.m.
Funeral will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Mount Peiler M.B. Church, Starkville, MS with Reverend Charlie Barnes, Sr., officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Peiler Cemetery.
Despite a heated warning from Ward 6 Alderman Roy Perkins that the city could be setting itself up for a potential tax increase, Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen passed a resolution setting aside $5 million in general obligation bonds for industrial development.
The measure passed in a 4-2 vote, with only Perkins and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn opposed. Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver was absent.
In May, Starkville School District brought parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders together to brainstorm ways to brand and market the district.
The Oktibbeha County grand jury indicted Christopher James of Madison this week for charges of DUI and aggravated DUI.
After an extensive search, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership tapped Heath Barret to serve as the new director of membership development for the Chamber of Commerce.
On Friday, patrons will be putting on their boots and buttoning up their best denim to celebrate the second Denim and Diamonds fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum. Not only will event-goers enjoy the festivities, but they will also honor the 2013 Legends of Past and Present.
As one door closed, another opened for Erin Ray. Literally. On July 20, Ray closed her 2-year-old business Harmonie Boutique, and 10 days later she opened her new boutique, Denim and Lace.
Ray said she had always wanted to open a store on Main Street, and said the timing was perfect.
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One word stands out to Starkville High coach Jamie Mitchell as his football team begins practicing for the 2013 season and that word is dynasty.
Coming off a state championship season, Mitchell says the team is well aware this is a new year and anything can happen, but what they also know is winning and you can bet expectations are high.