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George Self

May 8, 2013

George M. Self, 75, of Starkville, passed away on May 7, 2013 at University Medical Center in Jackson.  He was a very hard working man and a friend to everyone he met. His love of hunting, fishing and the outdoors was only surpassed by his love for God and his family.

Holder the closer: MSU pitcher gets more responsibility

May 8, 2013

Jonathan Holder established himself as the closer for the Mississippi State baseball team as a freshman.
In his sophomore season, the right hander is seeing more and more responsibility.
Most closers only feel comfortable when it's a save situation. Holder wants the ball regardless of what the situation is.

Robinson camp to focus on life as well as football

May 8, 2013

William Robinson was looking for someone to be the face of a camp to teach young boys the skills of life along with football.
He decided to turn to his good friend with the same name William Robinson, but this happens to be former Mississippi State quarterback William "Sleepy" Robinson.

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SSD board president ready to be roasted

May 8, 2013

At first, Eddie Myles needed to be reminded what a comedy roast was.

Myles is president Starkville School District’s Board of Trustees, director of the Wellness Connection at OCH Regional Medical Center and a deacon at Second Baptist Church. Between those roles, he said, he hardly has time for TV, so he hasn’t seen televised celebrity roasts.

Manning granted reprieve

May 8, 2013

After transferring to a new holding cell, eating his presumed last meals and making final phone calls on Tuesday, Willie Jerome Manning, of Starkville, received a stay of execution from the Mississippi Supreme Court a mere four hours before his scheduled execution.

Local sentenced on child porn charge

May 8, 2013

Two years after his initial arrest by the Mississippi Attorney General’s office, John A. Brown, 62, of Starkville, pleaded guilty to one count possession of child pornography Monday in the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Chad Garnett, OCSD chief deputy sheriff, said the arrest came in 2011 following an investigation by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office.

Two alderman race too close to call pending affidavits

May 8, 2013

A primary election night that left two alderman wards in limbo also produced an easy victory for Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman.

Wiseman, a one-term incumbent, easily defeated democratic challenger Mary Lee Beal by a 1,763 to 963 margin in Tuesday’s primary, according to unofficial totals. Wiseman will face Republican Dan Moreland in the June 4 general election.

Charles Orr

May 8, 2013

Charles Richard Orr I, age 78, of Starkville, Mississippi, died on May 7, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Seagrove, NC after a long battle with cancer. Family visitation will be held Friday evening, May 10, 6:30-8:30 PM at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, TN, with funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, May 11. Burial will follow at Temple Cemetery in Farmington, TN.

William Edward ‘Ted’ Hoyt

May 8, 2013

Ted Hoyt, 41 of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at his mother’s home in Columbus, MS after fighting a brave battle with brain cancer.

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