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July 29th

Quinn trial to begin

July 29, 2014

Archie Quinn’s capital murder trial is set to begin today before Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Howard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

The court spent Monday selecting a jury for the trial, according to Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton.

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July 28th

Joseph Rowzee

July 28, 2014

Joseph Anthony Rowzee, 44, passed away on July 27, 2014 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.  He was a Baptist and loved his church. He loved singing, memorizing Scripture and praying for others.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Rowzee.

Bessie Jefferson

July 28, 2014

Bessie Lee Petty Jefferson, 87, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Funeral services will  be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 30, 2014 at Rock Hill United Methodist Church, Starkville, MS  with Reverend Eric H. Petty, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.  at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.

SA begins soccer season with confidence

July 28, 2014

Confidence is running a bit higher with Starkville Academy's Cole Andrews as he heads into his second year of coaching soccer.
"Thankfully we only lost one senior so I have a lot to work with," Andrews said. "In the offseason, I was really able to plan confidently."

Lady Volunteers drop game on the road to Lady Vikings

July 28, 2014

MACON – The fast pitch softball game between Starkville Academy and Central Academy on Monday wasn't going well for the visiting Lady Volunteers.
Facing a big deficit was not something Starkville Academy wanted in the second game of the season, but coach Kayla Mosley saw it as an opportunity to keep working and keep teaching.

Starkville 12's win consolation championship of World Series

July 28, 2014

SOUTHAVEN – The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars defeated Germantown, Tenn., 5-2 on Monday to take the championship of the consolation bracket at the Dizzy Dean World Series.
Starkville started off slow offensively against Germantown, but never let its opponent establish more than a 1-0 lead.
The defense and the pitching of Garrett Lewis, who had 10 strikeouts, kept Starkville in the game.

Fant wins DYW

July 28, 2014

Starkville’s own Tanner Fant was named winner of the Mississippi Distinguished Young Women (DYW) competition Saturday evening in Meridian.

Although Fant spent months preparing for the competition, she said the moment is all still a blur.

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Emerson hosts traveling exhibit

July 28, 2014

To the children it’s designed for, the Mississippi Children’s Museum Roll-Match-Read display may look a lot like a playground.

There are chutes that can be moved to different locations on a magnetic wall, and balls to roll down those chutes. There are bells to ring, mechanisms to turn, and panels of different shapes to fit into matching holes.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Underwood strives to help youth talent blossom in Miss.

July 28, 2014

Children are the future.

For decades, Starkville resident Joe Ray Underwood has committed himself to this philosophy, continually motivating and encouraging students through his career and community service.

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July 27th

Starkville's Perkins set for next step at Henderson State

July 27, 2014

Basketball has taken Rashad Perkins on a path from Starkville to Florida to south Mississippi and now to Arkansas.
The former Starkville High School player has taken advantage of each stop to improve his game.
"Everything is just a step to where I really want to get to," Perkins said.

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