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July 1st, 2014

SMITH COLUMN: Coach Pitch State will keep Starkville busy on the Fourth

July 1, 2014

It's going to be a busy Fourth of July weekend on the baseball fields of McKee Park.
When it comes to celebrating the nation's birthday, it only seems fitting to be following teams like National and American. Starkville has one of each during the Dizzy Dean Coach Pitch 7-year-old South State Tournament that starts Friday.

City may consider relocating SPD - CAO to address aldermen about possible land purchase opportunity

July 1, 2014

The future of Starkville Police Department may ultimately not be tied to the building that is now City Hall, especially if the Board of Aldermen get on board with another option that may be on the table.

Remembering freedom summer - Freedom Rider revisits Starkville

July 1, 2014

The last time Ron Carver was in Starkville was during one of the most contentious times of Mississippi’s history.

“Fifty years ago, we wouldn’t even be having a conversation here about this,” Carver said.

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Police seek counterfeit check suspects

July 1, 2014

Starkville Police Department is warning businesses to be alert for possible counterfeit checks after two local businesses have fallen victim to reported felony false pretense incidents.

OCSD presents 2014-15 budget

July 1, 2014

The Oktibbeha County School District presented its projected Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget for consideration at a Monday evening public hearing at the district office on Main Street.

Rotary Club passes torch to new president Monday

July 1, 2014

For Brent Fountain, one year has gone by fast.

Fountain has spent the past year as president of the Starkville Rotary Club, with Michelle Amos as president-elect. But on Monday, the time came for Fountain to pass the presidency along to Amos, and he said he was grateful to the members of the club for their support.

June 30th

J. B. Vanlandingham

June 30, 2014

Mr. J. B. Vanlandingham, 98, of Starkville, MS, passed away at his residence on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Welch Funeral Home in charge.

Methyl Hodges

June 30, 2014

Methyl Patterson Hodges, 88, passed away on June 30, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.  She taught mathematics for a total of 42 years, retiring from Starkville High School after 35 years.  She was a graduate of Wood Jr. College and  received her B.S. and M.S.

SPRD establishes all-star softball teams

June 30, 2014

Youth sports are all about keeping up with the current trends.
Starkville Parks and Recreation is no exception to that as in recent years the move to fastpitch rather than slowpitch was made in softball.
Continuing with that trend, the SPRD built upon the program this year by adding in an all-star component at the end of the season.

New youth basketball league catches on in year one

June 30, 2014

The response for the Mississippi Basketball Association has been overwhelming for organizer Fred Tate.
Tate was hoping the first year of the event would be received well and it has attracted the attention he wanted to see.
After one month, Tate has been pleased with the way MBA has been supported.

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