Archive - Jul 30, 2012
By NATHAN GREGORY
The Mississippi State Rating Bureau recently evaluated Starkvilleâ€™s fire, water and emergency services as well as the cityâ€™s building codes and enforcement in order to determine whether or not the cityâ€™s fire insurance rating can improve from a Class 5 to a Class 4.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Before Donald Lee played in the NFL, before he played football at Mississippi State University, he was a student at Maben High School with a best friend named Lamar Ware.
By STEVEN NALLEY
After the 2011 election, Gallup named Mississippi the most conservative state in America, so Patti Drapala knows her position is not popular.
Monday saw the heat index soar well above the 100-degree mark, but that didnâ€™t stop the Starkville Yellowjackets from opening their training camp for the 2012 football season.
SHS head Coach Jamie Mitchell seemed pleased with first day of work for the Class 5A North Half champions, but quickly admitted the heat did have an impact on his team.
A 7 a.m. football practice is something some high school students don't tackle with a lot of enthusiasm.
For the Starkville Academy football players, Monday's first football practice of the year was something they were anticipating.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have an experienced soccer team coming back this season.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner has eight of 11 starters returning which helps in the chemistry of what's happening on the field and he likes the way preseason workouts have been going.
Starkville Academy was hoping for a good start to the season to give its young players a confidence boost.
The Lady Volunteers schedule didn't help and SA fell to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 18-0 Monday afternoon at Lady Volunteer Field in the first fastpitch softball game of the season.
SA came back to win the junior varsity game 8-4 in the nightcap.
Coach John Cohen and the Mississippi State Diamond Dogs continue to ride the momentum of their Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship.
State picked up its seventh commitment of the 2013 signing class on Monday in right hander Avery Geyer.
The Pensacola, Fla. hurler recently made a trip to Starkville where he fell in love with Mississippi State and the baseball program.
Mr. Herbert Lamar Kinard, 84, died Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Porter Loring Chapel in San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation will be held 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at Porter Loring.
Porter Loring Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kinard was born Nov. 11, 1927 in Starkville.
Mr. Leon Usco Shook, 70, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Welch Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Sturgis.
Visitation will be held 1 p.m Saturday before the service at Welch Funeral Home.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.