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July 30th, 2010

ENGAGEMENT: Moore-Taylor

July 30, 2010

Curtis and Flora Moore are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Latasha Shanet Moore to Donald Bernard Taylor, son of Nelia Mae Taylor and Tom Hibbler.
The wedding is set for 3 p.m. August 7, 2010, at Sand Creek Chapel Church in Starkville.

BIRTH: Sawyer Mann Conrad

July 30, 2010

Mann and Mandy Conrad of Starkville are happy to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Mann Conrad at 1:38 a.m. June 28, 2010, at OCH Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 inches long.
He is welcomed home by his big sister, Piper Conrad.
Grandparents include Tommy and Donna Gladney of Eupora, Phillip and Paulette Lewis of Eupora and Terry and Laura Conrad of Ripley, Tenn.

BIRTHS: Kendall Reese Hammett

July 30, 2010

Shannon and Erin Hammett of Starkville are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Reese Hammett on June 29, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Golden Triangle. She was 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long.
She is welcomed home by her big sister Katelyn Hammett.
Grandparents include Wendell and Liz Ladner of Madison, and Donnie and Beverly Hammett of Starkville.
Great-grandparents include Mary Ladner of Madison, Lois Donaldson of Columbus, and Emma Hammett of Grandbury, Texas.

ENGAGEMENT:Phillips-Abernathy

July 30, 2010

Phillips-Abernathy

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Burtt of Ocean Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of Mrs. Burtt's daughter, Lindsey Morgan Phillips, to Andrew Mark Abernathy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Abernathy of Starkville.
Phillips is also the daughter of Preston Phillips of Ocean Springs.
The bride-elect, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, is the managing editor of At Home Tennessee magazine in Memphis, Tenn.

Sunflowers stand out!

July 30, 2010

There is absolutely nothing as beautiful and as showy as one single sunflower... except a whole field of hundreds of flowering Sunflowers right here in Oktibbeha County, Starkville, Mississippi State University. Sunflowers are like people cause “sunflowers stand out!’

Municipal Complex talks renewed

July 30, 2010

A bond referendum is a likely possibility as city officials restart talk and set a course of action on Starkville’s nearly 10-year-old consideration of a Municipal Complex.
A city panel involved in the discussion comprised of Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A’. Perkins, Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill and Mayor Parker Wiseman met Thursday to formulate a plan for moving forward.
Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey was unable to attend the meeting.

Man faces trial on fondling charges

July 30, 2010

A Starkville man has been indicted on charges of child fondling and sexual battery in connection with a series of incidents involving children ranging in age from 3 to 14.
David Parrish, 26, was arraigned Thursday morning in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on two counts of child fondling and one count of sexual battery.
He remains jailed under a hold placed on him by Corrections Department officers, who are seeking to have his post-release supervision from a prior narcotics conviction revoked.

Can we get a show of jazz hands?

July 30, 2010

Cast members of Starkville Community Theatre’s summer musical revue, “The A, B, C’s of Broadway,” prove that jazz hands never go out of style in choreography in a high-energy number from the production. Pictured, front, from left, are Abigail Voller, Grant Alexander and Mary Kathryn Sanford; and back row, Rick Rogers and Lorraine Hughes. Those hoping to score tickets to the show will find themselves out of luck. As of Thursday afternoon, the last available seats for the show, which concludes its two-weekend run at the Playhouse on Main Saturday night, had been sold out.

EPA gives MSU million dollar grant

July 30, 2010

Mississippi State University’s leadership with vehicle technology that promotes air quality, improved fuel economy and emissions reductions will be recognized during a special event on campus Aug. 5.
The Environmental Protection Agency will award the land-grant institution’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems a $1.08 million grant as part of the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.

Dancing in the Park set Saturday

July 30, 2010

It was a huge coincidence that worked out perfectly.
Kayla Gilmore of KMG Creations Dance and Fitness, LLC, had planned Saturday’s “Dancing in the Park with the “main objective is to expose different genres of dance, promote the arts and promote fitness for everyone.”
“I thought I would do something to help Mississippi with a crisis of unhealthy and obese people, especially with youth,” Gilmore said. “I am trying so hard to alert people about healthy living because it could combat many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and others.”

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