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July 4th

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.

County assessed property values increase again

July 4, 2013

By ZACK PLAIR
editor@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County officials reported this week that assessment values increased by about 1.5 percent during the 2012-13 fiscal year.

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Locals celebrate independence

July 4, 2013

By KAITLYN BYRNE
life@starkvilldailynews.com

Thousands of locals and visitors gathered at Starkville Sportsplex on July 4 to enjoy cookouts, children’s games and an $8,000 fireworks show.

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Starkville National 8's excited for opportunity

July 4, 2013

You can practice and teach someone the game of baseball all day long, but without actually playing games, they will never truly understand the game. That is why the Starkville Baseball Association is fielding two teams this weekend at the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old All-Star South State championships.

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Coach thinks American 8's can be 'solid'

July 4, 2013

When asked to describe his team of 8-year-old All-Stars, coach Charlie Williamson only has one word – solid.
This weekend Williamson and his Starkville American team will get the opportunity to put that solidity to the test as it takes part in the Dizzy Dean All-Star South State Tournament.

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Bulldog days of Dier: Retiring MSU publicist ready to become a fan

July 4, 2013

It has been a long time since Joe Dier could just be a fan.
After more than 30 years, Dier is retiring from Mississippi State media relations in the athletic department.

Starkville's Schaefer to show skills at MAC All-Star Game

July 4, 2013

Blair Schaefer has had a busy summer with the basketball in her hand.
After participating in various camps and leagues with the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets, Schaefer has also scheduled a trip to Orlando, Fla., to play in a Amateur Athletic Union tournament this weekend.

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July 3rd

Starkville's 10-year-olds assemble 'unique' team

July 3, 2013

The Starkville 10-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Stars have what coach Ben Knight calls a "unique" team.
Although the strength of the squad rests with a solid pitching staff, Knight said that doesn't mean it doesn't do other things well.

Focus of Starkville 12-year-old squad 'standing as one'

July 3, 2013

Standing as one has been the focus for the Starkville 12-year-old All-Star team.
No matter whether it is on the field or off, coach Jim Yates states his team is prepared to stand strong against whatever comes their way.

Starkville 7's devoting time to learn game

July 3, 2013

Brent DeWeese, the coach of the Starkville 7-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Stars, has been spending the majority of his time over the last week teaching the art of the game of baseball to his team.
The former player for Starkville High School and Mississippi State has gained knowledge of the sport over the years and looks to pass on those lessons to his young squad.

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