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Archive - Jun 2014

June 25th

Authorities deem recent shooting as ‘self-defense’

June 25, 2014

Authorities do not expect to file any criminal charges in a fatal Webster County shooting incident that left one man dead.

Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell said investigators have determined the shooting, which occurred between 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday night in the Clarkson community in east Webster County, occurred in self-defense.

Camp Jigsaw helps campers deal with life’s challenges

June 25, 2014

Originally, Camp Jigsaw’s schedule called for campers to visit the Mississippi Horse Park Monday afternoon, but rain prevented it.

June 24th

Hometown hospitality: Local NBA player brings camp home

June 24, 2014

Drive by the Starkville Sportsplex and it is not hard to miss Travis Outlaw’s name on the side of the building, but for the former Yellowjacket and current National Basketball Association athlete, it is more about what takes place inside the building than what it is on the outside.

SMITH COLUMN: Outlaw camp keeps focus on good time

June 24, 2014

The city of Starkville has always welcomed back Travis Outlaw with open arms.
Outlaw, a member of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association, returns to his hometown each summer and always finds a way to give back.

Wells to leave MSU for Louisiana Tech

June 24, 2014

Perfect Game's Kendall Rogers reported on Tuesday that Mississippi State coordinator of baseball camps Jake Wells will become an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech.
A team spokesperson confirmed that Wells will be leaving the Bulldog program, but Louisiana Tech won't make the hire official until July 1. 

Steps being taken to increase offensive numbers

June 24, 2014

There was a measure of concern during the College World Series that the number of home runs had dropped considerably.
NCAA managing director for championships and alliances Damani Leech believes there are many contributing factors for why the baseball is not leaving TD Ameritrade Park with frequency.

Polls open today for runoffs - High voter turnout expected for U.S. Senate primary race

June 24, 2014

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the Republican Senate runoff between six-term incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger, State Senator Chris McDaniel.

SSD Board to present ‘15 budget

June 24, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing for the district’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget.

The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. tonight at the Greensboro Center. Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway is scheduled to present the budget, followed by a public comment period. Public comments are limited to three minutes per individual.

MBI looks into death in Clarkson

June 24, 2014

The Mississippi Department of Investigation has taken over a reported weekend shooting that led to one Webster County man’s death at OCH Regional Medical Center.

Airbus VP speaks to Rotary about company’s progress

June 24, 2014

Sam Adcock wants to let the secret out.

Adcock is vice president and general manager at Airbus Helicopters in Columbus, formerly known as American Eurocopter. He said with a second plant in Grand Prairie, Texas, Airbus Helicopters is the largest defense and aerospace contractor in the world. But when he talks to audiences in Mississippi and the Golden Triangle, he said, few seem to know that.

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