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July 23rd

Starkville Academy softball team sports experience

July 23, 2014

The Starkville Academy fast pitch softball team could be considered "the girls of summer."
Before the calendar even has the chance to flip from July to August, the Lady Volunteers will break out the bats and softballs for another season.

Atkins, Marty represent MSU at bass fishing championship

July 23, 2014

Justin Atkins didn't know what to expect at last year's Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.
The Mississippi State senior and his partner finished in the top 15 last year, but this year Atkins feels like he and partner Joseph Marty have a good chance of having a better finish.

School board to return bond funds - Resolution maintains SSD’s claim to money

July 23, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to return nearly $500,000 in old bond funds to the city of Starkville as officials continue working to correct an incorrect fund transfer from the spring.

The board met during a special called session at noon on Tuesday.

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BOA restores clerk’s authority

July 23, 2014

A called Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday brought full circle a weeks-long struggle between some board members and City Clerk Lesa Hardin.

County working on GIS objective

July 23, 2014

Pavement repairs are not the only concerns for the county road department.

Repairing and maintaining road signs also proves to be a major challenge.

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Starkville investigating whether contractor harmed private property

July 23, 2014

Joy Callahan used to grow blueberries in her backyard.

She and her husband Dick have lived at 204 Honeysuckle Lane, in the Longmeadow subdivision off of Louisville Street, since 1983. She said that stretch of time grew the maple trees behind her house into a natural fence, furthered by the backyard fences of Elm Street residents and a ditch.

July 22nd

Wait and see attitude: Jackets hopeful work on stadium finishes on time

July 22, 2014

Wait and see.
That is basically where Starkville High stands on the progress of their football field and new track surface. With an August 22 deadline looming, it can be discouraging to drive by and see construction equipment sitting at a standstill, but athletic director Dr. Stan Miller says the plan is "to move forward."

SMITH COLUMN: There should not be panic for SHS field

July 22, 2014

This is not the time to panic if you are a Starkville High School football fan.
The situation concerning the construction of an all-turf field at Yellowjacket Stadium has hit a snag, but officials remain "optimistic" that work will continue immediately and the contractor can meet the August 22 deadline.

Mullen raises the bar in five MSU seasons

July 22, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has raised the bar in Starkville in his first five seasons.
The Bulldogs missed going to a bowl by just one game in Mullen's first year of 2009. Since then, the Bulldogs have appeared in a school-record four-straight bowl games. They should make it five when this season ends.

‘Ships coming in - High school football championship games to be played at Mississippi State, Ole Miss

July 22, 2014

The Mississippi High School Activities Association state football championships are hitting close to home.

In fact, it starts right in Starkville’s backyard.

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