Mathiston battles back for 2nd in state

Mathiston All-Star players and coaches celebrate their second-place showing at the South State 8-year-old tournament. JASON EDWARDS/SDN

By Danny P. Smith

Starkville Daily News

 

The Mathiston Mad Dawgs may not have walked away with the first-place trophy at the 8-year-old Dizzy Dean South State Tournament, but gained respect from all who watched them play.

After losing … Read more

Russell-Skelton engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Jesse James “Jay” Russell of Calhoun City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Denise Russell, to William Bradley Skelton of Bellefontaine.

Miss Russell is the granddaughter of James Robert Russell of Bentley and Margaret Moore Russell … Read more

O’Keefe bust unveiled

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A bronze bust of Jerry O’Keefe produced by sculptor Pete Shumpert of Eupora was unveiled July 12 in Biloxi. O’Keefe was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot ace in World War II. Born July 12, 1923, in Biloxi, O’Keefe has … Read more

Work center inmate caught

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From Press, Staff Reports

 

A state inmate with a local conviction who failed to return from a weekend pass Monday was captured later that night.

John Jason “Gooch” Lee was arrested at midnight in Choctaw County, according to the … Read more

Scouts attending Jamboree

Pushmataha Area Council Boy Scouts departed Sunday for the National Scout Jamboree in Virginia.

From Press Reports

 

Thirty-six Boy Scouts and four adult leaders left Sunday for the National Scout Jamboree at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, W. Va.

This is a contingent troop made up of Boy Scouts from … Read more

Keeping fit

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Lawrence and Martha Cardine of Eupora stay fit walking around the track at Whites Creek Lake Park. They and others were walking there Tuesday evening. Lawrence said he usually runs around the track when by himself but walks when his … Read more