July 3rd, 2014
As you wake up today, you may notice that there is a good bit going on in the sports world.
There is the Wimbledon men's semifinals matches, two FIFA World Cup quarterfinal games, golf from The Greenbrier, which I will be enjoying, and a full slate of Major League Baseball with a couple of those games on television, another sport that will have my interest.
Cadence Bank in Starkville is not planning to downsize, at least not according to Cadence Mississippi President Jerry Toney.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman took full responsibility on Wednesday for funds the city errantly sent to Starkville School District in April, adding that he had already taken steps to retrieve the money.
Fire officials are advising residents to take care with any fireworks usage ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.
Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann said fireworks have been banned from sale or use within Starkville city limits for decades.
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Starkville Police Department arrested two suspects Tuesday on charges related to counterfeit checks and are searching for a third suspect.
For several years, Mississippi State University student Evan Alvarez was a proud Republican.
Dizzy Dean 7-year-old South State Tournament director Randy Carlisle has been busy getting McKee Park ready for the event that takes place beginning Friday in Starkville.
During that time, he has been able to catch a glimpse of some of the teams that will be participating in the tournament.
Carlisle believes if people will come to check out some of the action, they will be impressed.
All-star selections only come around once a year, and preparations for athletes do not happen overnight.
BATESVILLE â€“ Starkvilleâ€™s 9-year-old all-star team got out to a great start as the squad defeated Fulton 21-6 on Wednesday.
â€śIt was a good first day and a good way to start,â€ť coach Ryan Taylor said. â€śWe made a lot of good plays. We hit the ball all over the yard. They looked excellent and I am real proud of them.â€ť
Matt Roberts felt he was ready to be a head coach when he left his post as an assistant coach at Michigan State in 2012 to become an assistant coach at Mississippi State.
He wanted to be the head coach of a Southeastern Conference program.