July 21st, 2012
By MATT CRANE
A night of wine and shopping is on the horizon for the women of the Starkville community as the third unWINE Downtown event begins 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
Jennifer Gregory, GSDP Vice President for Tourism, said interest for the event has gained momentum since its initial launch.
It is 39 days from today when the Mississippi State Bulldogs don the pads to open the college football season against Jackson State.
There's excitement among MSU fans and coach Dan Mullen knows his team is close to taking the next step toward winning a championship.
The main message Mississippi State's football contingent gave reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days this week was it was disappointed with the way last season went and want to do something about it.
It wasn't bad for the Bulldogs last year. They finished with seven wins, including a victory over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.
Mississippi State picked up its 12th football commitment to the class of 2013 Saturday when McAdory, Ala. athlete Dezmond Harris committed to coach Dan Mullen.
â€śI am just relieved to be a Bulldog,â€ť said Harris. Â â€śI am very happy and so was my family. The coaches welcomed me to the family and were very happy. I wanted to be a Bulldog.â€ť
By Don Vaughan
By Matt Crane
On opening night, I don't expect gifts from people for my impending performance. The thrill of hearing the audience applaud and seeing the range of emotions on their faces has always sufficed.
That's not to say gifts are unwelcome.
By Emily Jones
While driving across the state a few days ago, I had a light bulb moment that would have knocked my socks off if Iâ€™d been wearing any.Â
Ms. Rona Elizabeth Stallings Coleman, 94, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Vickers Personal Care Home in Starkville.
She was a retired homemaker and was reared in Maben. Her hobbies included cooking, quilting and serving the church.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at Friendship Baptist Church of Sturgis. Rev. Halton Davis Jr. and Tim Buchanan will officiate.
Mississippi State hosted over 100 of the top athletes across the Southeast on Friday night for the annual Big Dawg Camp.Â
Seven of MSUâ€™s 11 commitments were on hand to showcase their talents and while most performed at a high level, B.J. Hammond definitely stood out. The 6-4 receiver from Gadsden, Ala., ran solid routes and seemed to get to find the football with ease.Â
By STEVEN NALLEY
Of the six varieties of rice Dwight Kanter developed and named, three are named after small Mississippi Delta towns: Litton, Pace and Priscilla.