July 24th, 2014
There may be a little extra grit behind the play of Starkville Academyâ€™s softball team when it takes the field today.
Some of the excitement will simply be because the Lady Volunteers are finally putting practice behind them in exchange for an actual game, but a bit of the spark will stem from the fact they are facing fellow Golden Triangle team Oak Hill.
About four weeks ago, Starkville Police Department hosted a community gathering about concerns of criminal activity on South Montgomery Street that filled the Starkville City Hall courtroom to capacity.
In the time since, 121 South Montgomery residents have signed up for Nextdoor, a private social network service that serves as a modern neighborhood watch.
It can be expensive for families to send their children back to school.
For many people, eating is a necessary activity and cooking is a daily chore.
But for others, it is an art form.
Sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council, the annual Forks and Corks event works to educate the community about culinary arts while simultaneously highlighting local talent from the area.
Mrs. Lucille Rice 94, passed away July 20, 2014 in Starkville, MS
Service is Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m
at Blackjack M.B. Church in Strkville, MS
Burial will be in Fox Cemetery, Starkville, MS
Visitation is Thursday July 24, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m at Century Hairston Funeral Home, Starkville,MS.
Dr. Henry Pitre, Jr. passed away into the arms of our heavenly Father on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Ocean Springs, MS. Born on October 23, 1937 in Opelousas, LA, he was predeceased by his parents, Henry Nole and Lessie Lavergne Pitre; and, his sister, Diana Pitre Savoy.
The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars achieved quite an accomplishment earlier this month when they won the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Eupora.
Starkville goes for an even bigger prize beginning Saturday when it participates in the World Series that continues through July 31 in Southaven.
It has been a little over a week now since the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars were able to make a run to second place at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
The All-Stars showed coach Leonardo Thompson what they could do after falling into the loser's bracket by battling back to win five-straight games and reaching the championship game.
Mississippi State announced its 2014-15 non-conference basketball schedule on Wednesday and it featured several good matchups.
The Bulldogs will play 13 games, including eight home games and a matchup with South Carolina Upstate on Dec. 20 in Jackson. MSU will also play an exhibition game against Delta State on Nov. 6.
The Starkville Academy fast pitch softball team could be considered "the girls of summer."
Before the calendar even has the chance to flip from July to August, the Lady Volunteers will break out the bats and softballs for another season.