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Tonya Cade McBeth

June 4, 2014

Tonya Cade McBeth passed away on Sunday June 1, 2014 in Memphis at the age of 40. She was born on November 14, 1973 to Sherwin Hollis and William Cade. She was a member of Whitten Baptist Church in Memphis. She was a retired Certified Financial Planner.

Conference amends the policy concerning artificial noisemakers

June 4, 2014

Mississippi State has been fighting an uphill battle with the Southeastern Conference when it has come to cowbells in the last few years.
The league amended the Artificial Noisemaker Policy even more this past week at the SEC meetings in Destin, Fla. and the outcome favors MSU. Fans will have more leeway with the updated policy.

Jackets to see artificial turf for most of 2014 schedule

June 4, 2014

The times are changing.
There aren't many teams, especially in the highest classification of Mississippi high school football, that still play on natural grass.
When considering Starkville High School's 2014 schedule, head coach Jamie Mitchell sees only two dates where his team will play on natural grass.

SHS player Turner getting in her kicks

June 4, 2014

Sports no longer exist within the confines of a single season.
Days when athletes enjoyed competing for a marked period of time then spent the offseason training, conditioning and even relaxing a bit are a thing of the past.

Developing skills important for Minors

June 4, 2014

Every day numerous children participate in the national pastime of baseball.
Locally the task falls on the Starkville Baseball Association to train up our athletes in the ways of the game and when it comes to 9- and 10-year-olds, they fall in the minor league category.

WAIT COLUMN: Bulldogs have the highs, lows during season

June 4, 2014

Mississippi State's season was full of highs and lows.
The Bulldogs were capable of beating anybody on any given day, but were also capable of losing to anyone on any given day. They showed that with wins over Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Alabama and losses to Holy Cross and Jacksonville State. 

Cochran carries county

June 4, 2014

Six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran outpaced challenger Chris McDaniel to carry Oktibbeha County Tuesday in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Cochran received 2,613 total votes in the county (66.2 percent) to McDaniel’s 1,301 (33 percent), according to unofficial totals. Thomas Carey received 27 votes.

MSU selects new PD chief - Previous hire backs out

June 4, 2014

Tim Potts loves Mississippi State University and Starkville, but he loves his daughter more.

SFD receives new gear for diving unit

June 4, 2014

Starkville Fire Department will resume providing a vital dive rescue service after a 5-year hiatus, thanks to a $19,400 donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

Fire Chief Rodger Mann said the department provided diving services to the city, county and neighboring communities for a number of years. However, aging equipment forced the department to stop the program.

MDOT’s $1.5 million traffic loop almost ready

June 4, 2014

It’s about to get easier to travel from Starkville to West Point.

Construction crews are nearing completion on a new traffic loop from Highway 82’s westbound lanes to Highway 45 Alternate’s northbound lanes at the two highways’ intersection.

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