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August 7th

Gloria Sherrod

August 7, 2013

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.

$5 million bond resolution approved

August 7, 2013

Despite a heated warning from Ward 6 Alderman Roy Perkins that the city could be setting itself up for a potential tax increase, Starkville’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.

SSD seeks to spark community interest

August 7, 2013

In May, Starkville School District brought parents, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders together to brainstorm ways to brand and market the district.

Man indicted on DUI after fatal accident

August 7, 2013

The Oktibbeha County grand jury indicted Christopher James of Madison this week for charges of DUI and aggravated DUI.

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.

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