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Tax increase plan marches on - Board also raises sanitation rates

August 21, 2013

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's hesitant hand raise gave the Board of Aldermen the four votes it needed Tuesday evening to press on with a proposed 2.78-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014.

The vote will initiate a public notice and public hearing process that will culminate with the board approving a final budget in mid September, one that now will likely include the tax hike.

First public hearing set for school consolidation

August 21, 2013

The Commission on Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Greensboro Center auditorium.

The commission has held several meetings, which are open to the public, but Thursday's meeting will be the first where the public can offer their thoughts and concerns on the consolidation process to the seven-member commission.

MSU among top humanities schools

August 21, 2013

Walter Diehl doesn't see a reason why a college with strong programs in science, engineering and agriculture shouldn't also have strong programs in the humanities.

Dawg Daze eases transition to college

August 21, 2013

Since move-in day, the Mississippi State University campus has been swarming with students. To ease the transition to Starkville for freshmen and transfer students, Mississippi State created Dawg Daze.

The 2013 Dawg Daze event kicked off on Aug. 10 with the Dawg Daze BBQ on move-in day and will end with the MSU Tailgate Party on Friday.

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