Archive - Jul 2010
Less than a week after beginning preparations for the 2010 football season, it's evident there's a buzz around the Starkville High football program.
First-year SHS coach Jamie Mitchell led the Yellowjackets through a nearly two-hour long scrimmage on Saturday, and plenty of eyes captured it all.
"(The crowd) was awesome," said Mitchell. "We want people to come see us. I'm gonna say there were probably 100 fans here today, and for us that's big. That matters to these kids. They know who's over there and we're just tickled to death."
Before he committed to Mississippi State Saturday afternoon, Gulfport High School senior-to-be Jonathan Holder already knew he can hit at Dudy Noble Field.
The 17-year-old prospect that stands 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds impressed scouts and coaches in a home run derby before an all-star game on MSU's campus by hitting two balls deep over the walls of Polk-Dement Stadium.
"Today Mississippi State got one of the best baseball players in the state that has a chance to be a major contributor at the next level," Gulfport head coach Tim Dowdy said.
The first day Scott Stricklin took the job as athletic director, he said Mississippi State needed to dream big.
Heâ€™s now putting his words into something concrete, or maybe brick, but definitely something solid.
â€śMore than anything else, itâ€™s important to have a plan. Weâ€™re in the stages of working to put that plan together,â€ť Stricklin said in an exclusive interview with the Starkville Daily News Tuesday. â€śI hope when weâ€™re done with the plan we can then figure out what the first
steps are to start making that vision a reality."
CRAWFORD â€” The funeral for Misty Glenn Gentry will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Bethesda Baptist Church here.
Burial will follow in the Bethesda Cemetery near Crawford. Bro. Allen Dees will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon, which is handling the arrangements.
Miss Gentry died Friday, July 30, 2010, at her home in Crawford. She was 34. A native of Keokuk, Iowa, she was an artist and a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Crawford.
The funeral for Will Rush Leonard will be today at 11 a.m. at First John Baptist Church in Starkville with burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Starkville. The Rev. Therman Cunningham will officiate.
Visitation was held Friday at Century Hairston Funeral Home in Columbus and will be held today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First John Baptist Church.
Mr. Leonard, 76, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home.
Century Hairston Funeral Home of Columbus will be in charge of funeral arrangements.
Recently, Runway Boutique presented its new renovations with a look party and fashion show.
The boutique, located on Highway 12, next to Umi, has been open for a little over a year. They offer fashion forward trendy apparel, shoes and accessories at affordable prices.
MSU Fashion Board was there to model their latest shipments and fall trends.
After the show, food and wine was served and the store was open to shop the latest looks.
Philip Vanderleest was there to play the perfect soundtrack for the party and fashion show.
Chelsea Renee Rice, daughter of Leo and tanya Rice of Starkville, has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Mississippi Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held this weekend at the Summit Center in Tupelo.
Rice is a student at East Oktibbeha County Elementary School. She is the granddaughter of the late John Tate Sr., Della Tate, the late Leo Rice Sr., and Annie Rice.
Mr. and Mrs. David McGee of Starkville are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Candace Lynne McGee, to James Donald Feazell of St. Martin, son of Mr. Scott Feazell of St. Martin and Mrs. Emily Best Feazell of Ocean Springs.
Candace is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McGee of Starkville and Mr. and Mrs. Don Hall of Brandon.
Emily Jean Rose and Mac Alan Blaine were united in marriage in an afternoon ceremony on the twenty seventh of February at Luckett Lodge Chapel in Brandon, Mississippi.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rose of Starkville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Irene Ray and the late Mr. Elbert Ray, Sr. of Sturgis and the late Peary and Alma Rose of Starkville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Blaine of McCool. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James K. Godfrey of McAdams and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Blaine of McCool.
Curtis and Flora Moore are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Latasha Shanet Moore to Donald Bernard Taylor, son of Nelia Mae Taylor and Tom Hibbler.
The wedding is set for 3 p.m. August 7, 2010, at Sand Creek Chapel Church in Starkville.