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MSU student dies in accident - Another student injured

September 18, 2013

One MSU student is dead, another is injured and a third has been arrested, all in connection with a Tuesday morning traffic accident near McDonald’s and Strange Brew Coffeehouse on Highway 12 in Starkville.

Starkville police said the accident occurred just after 2 a.m. Police identified the deceased as 19-year-old Kyle D. Barker of Lucedale.

Abduction attempt report ruled hoax

September 18, 2013

Mississippi State University has determined that a female student falsely reported an attempted abduction to university police on Wednesday.

Mississippi State Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois said in a university release that the student has withdrawn her account of the initial report to university police.

Aldermen OK budget, raises

September 18, 2013

A lively public discussion leading to several exchanges between aldermen and citizens Tuesday evening at City Hall ultimately led to Starkville’s Board of Aldermen approving the city budget and a 1.98-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014.

Provost in running for president post

September 18, 2013

Mississippi State University Provost Jerry Gilbert is one of three finalist candidates for president of the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile, but he has declined to confirm whether he would take the job if offered it.

“That would be a difficult question to answer at this point,” Gilbert said.

Alzheimer’s support group raises awareness, education through activities

September 18, 2013

Starkville’s Alzheimer’s support group has been around more than a decade providing support for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or those caring for Alzheimer’s patients.

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