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July 30th

USSSA 10U Red Sox win World Series

July 30, 2014

The Pontotoc Red Sox began their quest in the cold of January and ended in the warmth of July.
In between, they improved and ended up winning a World Series championship.
The Red Sox, a United States Sports Specialty Association Under-10 travel team made up of players from various parts of north Mississippi, won the USSA Under-10 AAA Global World Series in Orange Beach, Ala., on July 8-12.

Testimony begins in Quinn murder trial

July 30, 2014

After six years of investigation, delays, medical recovery, mental examinations, defense counsel changes and other hindrances, Archie Quinn has finally received his day in court.

MSU leaders moving in at Lee Hall

July 30, 2014

In 2010, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board of Trustees had Mississippi State University’s Lee Hall on its list of the top five buildings on eight IHL campuses most in “desperate need” of immediate attention.

Southwire earns honor from Goldern Triangle LINK

July 30, 2014

Gov. Phil Bryant likens competing for the Golden Triangle Development LINK’s Industry of the Year award to competing in sports in the Southeastern Conference.

SOAR awards grants to local school programs

July 30, 2014

A good heart and an open mind aren’t the only things people need to make a difference in their communities.

Sometimes it takes a little money, too.

In order to support local organizations, the Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results Community Foundation (SOAR) works to raise funds for endowments which allow these programs to thrive.

July 29th

Eligible for the postseason: Titans, Timberwolves excited about playing full season of games

July 29, 2014

Two years ago the Oktibbeha County School District saw its two member schools accreditation withdrawn.
Now after steady hard work on the part of the students, faculty and entire community, East and West Oktibbeha find itself back on the accredited side of things.

SMITH COLUMN: East, West Oktibbeha have pride

July 29, 2014

It only seems right that East and West Oktibbeha County High Schools have full accreditation in its last school year.
In athletics, it means that the Titans and Timberwolves get to play full sports seasons with the chance for the postseason if they qualify. That wasn't the case last year and some athletes got to miss out on the experience because of the lack of accreditation.

Bulldogs report to campus today, preseason camp starts Thursday

July 29, 2014

The summer workouts have come to a close for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Now the time has come for them to report for fall camp.
After finishing last season with three-straight victories, including an easy 44-7 win over Rice at the Liberty Bowl, the Bulldogs are eager to get the 2014 season underway.

SA drops softball slugfest at home to Winston Academy

July 29, 2014

Starkville Academy returned to the softball field on Tuesday where despite posting five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Volunteers fell 15-11 to visiting Winston Academy.
"They competed," SA coach Kayla Mosley said. "They came back in the last inning and they competed."

Starkville 10's claim WS consolation title

July 29, 2014

SOUTHAVEN – Starkville's 10-year-old All-Stars finished their competition at the Dizzy Dean World Series with the consolation championship after defeating the St. John's Warriors in a slugfest 13-12 on Tuesday.
"It was a big one," coach T.J. Kent said. "The kids were pumped up and excited. The coaches and fans were excited, almost more than the kids."

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