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July 22nd

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 21, 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.

SMITH COLUMN: Permenter had a love for Mississippi State

July 21, 2013

The Mississippi State baseball program lost a tremendous friend and supporter last week with the death of Don Permenter.
Permenter has a special love and a passion for the Bulldogs, and that was usually sent right back in his direction. He was a good man.

MSU's Eulls works on cars, uses one for SEC Media Days

July 21, 2013

Before Kaleb Eulls stepped on the Mississippi State campus, he had already made headlines.
The junior defensive lineman became a hero on a school bus while in high school. Eulls, who played high school football at Yazoo County High School, tackled a girl who pulled out a gun on a school bus.
Eulls' story became national news, as he saved several kids on the school bus from the girl. 

State seniors’ life expectancy ranks last in US

July 21, 2013


Yet another nationwide study — this one on senior citizen life expectancy — has indicated Mississippi is lagging at the bottom of the heap.

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