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July 27th

It's also 'game time' for Megan Mullen

July 27, 2010

It's not only up to the coaches and players at this time of the year to get geared up for the football season.
Coaches' wives also have a responsibility to get prepared for what's to come.
"It's game time," said Megan Mullen, the wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen, at the Kiwanis Club meeting on Tuesday.
Megan began to feel the craziness which is "the preseason" in college football a couple of weeks ago.

Starkville's Miss Hospitality attends Welcome Party

July 27, 2010

HATTIESBURG – Paige Watson, representing Starkville/Oktibbeha County, met with Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of Southern Mississippi, during the MissHospitality Welcome Party held at the president’s home on Monday, July 26th. She was one of 29 contestants who are taking part in the 61st Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant, July 25th – July 31st at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.

Choctaw Woman from Mashulaville walking to her mailbox

July 27, 2010

Choctaw is pronounced, chata. We have a prominent Choctaw Indian tribe who live on the Choctaw Indian Reservation near Philadelphia.
Mashulaville, Mississippi is between Macon, and Philadelphia. If you went to Macon, which is closer to Starkville, you would go West and then turn South.
Mashulaville is a tiny spot or very small community in our wonderful state of Mississippi.
The Choctaw Indian tribe is a member of a Muskogean people originally inhabiting Mississippi and Alabama.

BEST BBQ: The Little Dooey

July 27, 2010

A visit to The Little Dooey is more than a place to get great barbecue, it is an event.
And the state of Mississippi would agree. The Little Dooey in Starkville was listed in third place for Best Barbeque in the recent Best of Mississippi readership poll, in the July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine. The Little Dooey is one of seven Starkville restaurants receiving placement in the poll.
“We would like to say thank you to our loyal customers and dedicated staff for making us THE Best barbeque place in Mississippi,” said Lauren Carmichael of The Little Dooey.

Tada – introducing the Rockin’ Rebels!

July 27, 2010

As most of you know, Colonel Rebel has been issued his pink slip from the Ole Miss Rebel sports program up in Oxford, and the powers that be are searching for a replacement.
After reading the list of finalists, I had to stop and scratch my head. What are they smoking up there? The finalists are: a horse, a lion, a bear, a shark, and two Muppet like characters called Hotty and Toddy.
More than 13,000 students and alums voted in a poll, and one of these five will become the new Ole Miss Rebel mascot.

Vaughan's Vocabulary

July 27, 2010

Fellowship Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, 7 miles north of Eupora, is where I am serving as the interim pastor. Celebrating our 175th anniversary, the church asked me to write some of its history.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inception’ a marvelously challenging mindbender

July 27, 2010

What if someone could break into your dreams and take over your thoughts?

That’s the premise of the “Inception,” a smart and often spectacular new sci-fi psycho-drama starring Leonardi DiCaprio as a specially trained corporate-espionage hacker with a knack for sneaking into someone’s sleeping mind---and then stealing their deepest, most guarded secrets.

Festival of Trees tickets

July 27, 2010

Festival of Trees 2010 is scheduled for November 12 – 19 at the Palmeiro Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.
Some of this year’s events will include: Preview Party, Ladies Night, Cookies with Santa, and the Holiday Party.
This year event organizers will also be offering ticket packages: Girls Night Out Package includes one Ladies Night ticket, one preview party ticket and one Holiday Party ticket for $75, Date Night package includes two preview party tickets and two Holiday Party tickets $ 115.

Shockwave bring home eight individual state titles

July 27, 2010

The Starkville branch of the Shockwave Aquatic Swim Team claimed eight individual state last weekend in Cleveland.
It turns out to be the final competition of the summer season for the Starkville members of the squad.
Starkville had four qualifiers for this week's regional championships in Atlanta, but Laken Vickers, Cheng Ye, Andy Bond and Adina Harri have chosen not to participate at the meet hosted by Georgia Tech.

July 26th

Vols' new era off and running

July 26, 2010

Starkville Academy ended its first day of workouts Monday afternoon with dark, threatening clouds hanging over the practice field.
Quite an ironic scene, seeing as to how this was the day the sun had risen on a new era of Volunteer football.
"It's a completely different atmosphere out here than it was last year," said SA senior quarterback Kyle Henson. "It's more intense. Everybody is hollering and hooping. It's like everyone wants to be out here, it's not just something we're out here to do."

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