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July 6th

Starkville 12-year olds pick up a pair of wins

July 7, 2013

COLUMBUS – Saturday began for the Starkville 12-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Star team with a continuation of game one which had been suspended due to weather.
As Friday’s contest ended Starkville held a 9-6 lead over Ackerman in the third. Saturday the team added 11 runs as Starkville claimed a 20-7 victory.

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July 5th

Fire department retrofits truck

July 5, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Sturgis volunteer firefighters have finished retrofitting an Army surplus truck into a brush truck that can travel off-road to put out fires, saving Oktibbeha County thousands of dollars compared with buying new equipment.

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City, county FDs report quiet July 4

July 5, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

July 4 festivities went off without a hitch Thursday night, and local fire departments were glad to see it.
According to Starkville Fire Department Capt. Andy Sharp, the department responded to only two calls, neither of which were related to fire or fireworks.

Starkville Reads to host Civil War anniversary book event

July 5, 2013

By KAITLYN BYRNE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville Reads will host a special book discussion at 7 p.m. at Starkville Public library on Thursday to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Ted Atkinson, associate professor at Mississippi State University, will lead the discussion on “The Killer Angels,” a historical fiction novel by Michael Shaara.

Indicted lawmaker released on bond

July 5, 2013

Associated Press

TUPELO — An indicted Mississippi lawmaker has been released on $5,000 bond after turning himself in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

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Student-athletes drive Carr: MSU senior associate AD enjoys times in department

July 5, 2013

Ann Carr had a different view of what her future was supposed to be like.
The former Mississippi State women's basketball player came to Starkville with being a teacher in mind. After being a student athlete for four years at MSU, her plans changed.

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Rain postpones first day action at McKee Park

July 5, 2013

Rain, rain go away seems to be the saying at McKee Park where a host of all-stars are looking to play.
Originally scheduled to begin Friday at 4:30 p.m., showers prevented the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament from getting underway.

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Prospective MSU walk-on found dead in Tennessee

July 5, 2013

A prospective walk-on Mississippi State football player was found dead Thursday morning.
Mitchell Maxwell, 18, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was found dead by his brother, Matthew, Thursday morning at their home.

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July 4th

Study: 473,000 jobs coming to Mississippi

July 4, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has released a study saying researchers expect 473,000 new jobs to open in Mississippi by 2020, with officials from Mississippi Development Authority and Mississippi State University still weighing in on the study’s implications.

110-year-old stays dedicated to faith, family

July 4, 2013

By MARY GARRISON
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Rev. Willie E. Thomas Sr. of Starkville is a firm believer in the notion that everything happens for a reason. So when he picked up a copy of the Sun-Sentinel 10 years ago and read the story of then 100-year-old Magnolia Mitchell, Thomas knew it was divine intervention.

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