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July 22nd

LaFrance Carson

July 22, 2013

LaFrance A. Carson, 42, died on July 15, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m.  on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ West Memorial Chapel, Starkville, MS, with Rev. Rena Lanier, officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 from 12-6pm at West Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery, Starkville,MS.

Strong behind center: SEC showcases many talented quarterbacks

July 22, 2013

There's a good argument that could be made that the Southeastern Conference has one of the better quarterback pools this season.
The league has always been known to have good running backs, and subpar signal callers. This season some of the best players under center play in the SEC.

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East Webster experiences competitive athletic season

July 22, 2013

Across the spectrum, a theme of competitiveness emerges when one speaks about East Webster athletics last season.
From a trio of individuals to the fast-pitch softball and bowling teams, the Wolverines had their share of state championships.

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SPRD sees stretch run for softball season

July 22, 2013

The stretch run for the Starkville Parks and Recreation softball season is taking place.
It won't be long before thoughts turn from softball to football.
Regular season and tournament softball is expected to continue through mid August, then the flag football season starts Sept. 16.

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SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Wilson works to preserve county’s history

July 22, 2013

Joan Wilson has made her mark in Starkville by trying to help preserve the ones others have left behind.

Wilson, a longtime president of the Museum Board, was instrumental in making the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum what it is today.

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State sales tax holiday this weekend

July 22, 2013

Mississippi will suspend sales tax for two days this weekend.

According to the Mississippi Department of Revenue, sales tax will not be charged on clothing or footwear as long as the sales price of a single item is less than $100.

The sales tax holiday will run 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

July 21st

Softball season nears for SA

July 21, 2013

There are still a few weeks before school starts, but the Starkville Academy softball team is steadily preparing for the upcoming season.

MSU's Mullen scheduled for ESPN's 'Car Wash'

July 21, 2013

It has been a busy last few days for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen.
Among his activities was Southeastern Conference Media Days last Wednesday, then on Thursday night, he took part in the MSU Fan Extravaganza in Jackson.
He returned to Starkville in time to host the Bulldog Ladies Football Clinic on Saturday.

Situation building at state's schools

July 21, 2013

When people talk college football they think about the Southeastern Conference and more notably the state of Alabama.
Since 2006, the SEC has won seven-straight Bowl Championship Series National Championship games. The state of Alabama has the last four. 
The Crimson Tide of Alabama won in 2009, followed by Auburn's title in 2010. The Crimson Tide have won the last two.

July 20th

Tournament celebrating life of Hill successful

July 20, 2013

COLUMBUS – Playing for a cause was the theme of a golf tournament Saturday at Elm Lake.
Around five years ago, Lyndsi Hill tragically lost her life in a car wreck. It did not take long for her former fellow employees at Mugshots to begin celebrating Hill’s life.

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