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Archive - Aug 2013

August 7th

Partnership taps Barret for new Chamber job

August 7, 2013

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.

Legends of past, present to be honored at Denim and Diamonds

August 7, 2013

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.

Ray rebrands to create Denim and Lace

August 7, 2013

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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August 6th

Jackets go to work: Mitchell wants to build a 'dynasty' at Starkville

August 6, 2013

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.

Mullen, Bulldogs dodge rain

August 6, 2013

Dan Mullen considers himself a "rainmaker."
The Mississippi State head football coach has seen nothing but rain this week while out at practice. 
The Bulldogs moved over to the farm Monday, where things start to get serious. The first two days there have seen nothing but rain. MSU has been forced inside both days.

SMITH COLUMN: Manziel has quite a mess to escape from this time

August 6, 2013

Johnny Manziel has shown an ability to escape out of some pretty tough situations on the field as the quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies.
What's facing him now is much more difficult than trying to get away from a defensive lineman or linebacker.

SHS archery coaches prepare for the newest sport

August 6, 2013

Archery is on the way for Starkville High School.
The newest sport for the Yellowjackets will begin in February of 2014 and the preparation continues for the season.
Coaches Michael Pope and Michelle Guyton are getting everything in order for high school competition.

Supes to meet with hospital

August 6, 2013

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors agreed during its regular meeting Monday to pursue a joint meeting with OCH Regional Medical Center trustees that would address the state of local health care and the future of the hospital.

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Case against circuit clerk dismissed

August 6, 2013

A United States District Judge dismissed a federal lawsuit against Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton following failure by the plaintiff to properly serve summons to the defendants.

CREATE president addresses Starkville Rotary Club members

August 6, 2013

Before he became president of Northeast Mississippi’s CREATE Foundation, Mike Clayborne was head of Starkville’s Chamber of Commerce and a member of Starkville’s Rotary Club. So, when he returned to Starkville to address its Rotary Club Monday, he said the effect was interesting.

“I think I know more people in this room than I know in the Tupelo Rotary Club,” Clayborne said.

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