Archive - 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.
Tournament Baseball is returning to Starkville one more time this summer.
It has been a busy time for this city for baseball over the last month.
Mike Nemeth has spent most of his career working with media relations and marketing at Mississippi State, but he has accepted a new challenge this summer.
Nemeth was promoted to senior associate athletic director of administration at Mississippi State earlier this summer.
He was serving as senior associate athletic director for media and marketing.
Mississippi State's Adam Frazier put his name on the map this season with one of the best hitting performances in school history.
The junior shortstop broke the single-season school record for hits and led the NCAA with 107 hits.
Frazier was drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in June's First-Year Player draft.
Danielle Smith sees in Jasmine Murray the same spirit of perseverance that took her to the Miss Mississippi pageant four times.
While the Mississippi Supreme Court debates overturning an injunction against Mississippiâ€™s open carry law or letting it stand, Starkville businesses are determining how best to approach the new law.
House Bill 2 â€” the open carry law â€” requires businesses post signs that expressly forbid open carry if they donâ€™t want customers to carry weapons on the premises.
The new Starkville Board of Aldermen made its first major change in city government Monday evening when it moved to to dismiss Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill from the ranks of city employment.
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Last season was a banner year for Starkville Academy athletics and athletic director Glenn Schmidt intends to continue that standard right into the next school year.
â€śAs a whole, I think our whole program was outstanding,â€ť Schmidt said. â€śI just feel we are going to keep rolling so to speak, let the tradition roll into next year and give us a boost to some of the things we want to do.â€ť
McKee Park will be busy with baseball action this weekend.
Beginning Friday afternoon, the park will play host to the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old State Tournament, which features 17 teams from across the state. Two of those teams will be from right here in Starkville.
TSGT Clarence Edward Crossley, Sr., 87, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS.Â Visitation is Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, MS.Â Funeral services are 10:30 a.m.