Archive - 2010
There is absolutely nothing as beautiful and as showy as one single sunflower... except a whole field of hundreds of flowering Sunflowers right here in Oktibbeha County, Starkville, Mississippi State University. Sunflowers are like people cause â€śsunflowers stand out!â€™
A bond referendum is a likely possibility as city officials restart talk and set a course of action on Starkvilleâ€™s nearly 10-year-old consideration of a Municipal Complex.
A city panel involved in the discussion comprised of Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas, Ward 6 Alderman Roy Aâ€™. Perkins, Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill and Mayor Parker Wiseman met Thursday to formulate a plan for moving forward.
Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey was unable to attend the meeting.
A Starkville man has been indicted on charges of child fondling and sexual battery in connection with a series of incidents involving children ranging in age from 3 to 14.
David Parrish, 26, was arraigned Thursday morning in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on two counts of child fondling and one count of sexual battery.
He remains jailed under a hold placed on him by Corrections Department officers, who are seeking to have his post-release supervision from a prior narcotics conviction revoked.
Cast members of Starkville Community Theatreâ€™s summer musical revue, â€śThe A, B, Câ€™s of Broadway,â€ť prove that jazz hands never go out of style in choreography in a high-energy number from the production. Pictured, front, from left, are Abigail Voller, Grant Alexander and Mary Kathryn Sanford; and back row, Rick Rogers and Lorraine Hughes. Those hoping to score tickets to the show will find themselves out of luck. As of Thursday afternoon, the last available seats for the show, which concludes its two-weekend run at the Playhouse on Main Saturday night, had been sold out.
Mississippi State Universityâ€™s leadership with vehicle technology that promotes air quality, improved fuel economy and emissions reductions will be recognized during a special event on campus Aug. 5.
The Environmental Protection Agency will award the land-grant institutionâ€™s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems a $1.08 million grant as part of the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.
It was a huge coincidence that worked out perfectly.
Kayla Gilmore of KMG Creations Dance and Fitness, LLC, had planned Saturdayâ€™s â€śDancing in the Park with the â€śmain objective is to expose different genres of dance, promote the arts and promote fitness for everyone.â€ť
â€śI thought I would do something to help Mississippi with a crisis of unhealthy and obese people, especially with youth,â€ť Gilmore said. â€śI am trying so hard to alert people about healthy living because it could combat many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and others.â€ť
Reminder: Rally Promo Day Saturday
In just three weeks, thousands of motorcycles will descend on western Oktibbeha County for the annual Sturgis South All-Bike Motorcycle Rally, but those looking to get a jump on registration for the weekend-long event can do so this Saturday.
Promo Day for the 14th annual Rally is set from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in downtown Sturgis. The Rally will be held from Aug. 19 to 22.
For two seasons, Jessica Dickens sat in the background as an assistant coach for Randy Haynes' Starkville Academy softball program.
Today at Hebron Christian, Dickens officially takes the reins as the leader of the Volunteers in their 2010 season opener.
It won't be Dickens' first experience as the Vols' head coach, having gotten her feet wet with the position in summer league action at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Still, Dickens says she'll have a few nerves now that the games will start counting.
The signs of the pending football season are everywhere.
High school football teams in the area began preseason practice on Monday and from all indications, things have gotten off to a good start.
Not very far away from each other, coaches Jamie Mitchell at Starkville High School and Jeff Terrill at Starkville Academy have led their teams through drills for the last three days. Anyone driving down Lynn Lane early in the morning or late in the afternoon can probably catch a glimpse at what's happening at both sites.
Mitch Moreland, one of the stars of the Mississippi State baseball team that advanced to 2007 NCAA College World Series team, is headed for â€śthe showâ€ť.
The Amory native, a first baseman/outfielder this season with the Texas Rangersâ€™ Oklahoma City Redhawks of the Class Triple A