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July 11th

Starkville PD, sheriff’s department see summertime decrease in crime

July 11, 2013

With nearly half its population gone for the summer, Starkville’s fallen quiet on many fronts, including crime.

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley said Starkville’s crime pattern was similar to other college town around the nation.

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July 10th

MSU team honored: 1963 squad recognized for 'Game of Change'

July 10, 2013

It has been over 50 years since the Mississippi State men's basketball team snuck out of Starkville and headed north.
On Tuesday, that 1963 MSU team was recognized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund at the 42nd Annual International Convention at the Chicago Hilton.

SMITH COLUMN: Mitchell one of the best for Bulldogs

July 10, 2013

Leland Mitchell was one of the best players ever to step onto the basketball court for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Even though Mitchell was performing his skill for the Bulldogs from 1961-63 and slightly before my time, all a person has to do is look through the record book to realize the impact he made at MSU.

Heritage Museum receives a replica of Howell Trophy

July 10, 2013

Yet another piece of Mississippi athletic lore found a home in Starkville Wednesday afternoon.
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum received a replica of a Bailey Howell Award to display amid its exhibit dedicated to the former Mississippi State and National Basketball Association hardwood star.

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Participants commend Starkville on 8-year-old South State tournament

July 10, 2013

The city of Starkville and its baseball association got a good rating from participants of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament for how it ran the event Saturday through Tuesday.
Except for Mother Nature deciding to rain on everyone’s parade on Friday, the State Tournament went off without much incident.

Mayor issues veto on vote to fire CAO

July 10, 2013

One week after the new Starkville Board of Aldermen elected to terminate Chief Administrative Lynn Spruill’s employment with the city, Mayor Parker Wiseman has issued a veto in her defense.

The board passed the measure during the July 2 meeting in a 5-2 vote, with Aldermen Jason Walker and Scott Maynard of Wards 4 and 5 respectively dissenting.

Obesity rate down in K-5 aged children

July 10, 2013

Obesity rates in Mississippi for children in grades K-5 are down, according to a recent study, and local schools are doing their part to help.

Several Starkville schools have implemented initiatives to give children health meal options and keep them active.

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Area Muslims focus on faith for holy month

July 10, 2013

Starting today and continuing for the next month, Rani Sullivan will go without eating or drinking for 16 hours at a time each day.

July 9th

Renfroe, Padres reach deal

July 9, 2013

Hunter Renfroe's window of opportunity opened big time following a stellar junior season at Mississippi State.
The right fielder was taken with the 13th overall pick by the San Diego Padres in last month's First-Year Player draft.
It has been nearly a month since he was drafted, but no deal had been struck during that time until this week.

Finish with fireworks: Starkville Americans capture 8-year-old Dizzy Dean State

July 9, 2013

Picture a baseball field full of cheers, a sky full of fireworks and boys with trophies in hand and that was exactly the scene Tuesday at McKee Park.
After defeating Mathiston 11-6, the Starkville American 8-year-old All-Stars captured the Dizzy Dean South State Championship.

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