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Aldermen lower proposed tax

September 4, 2013

Starkville’s Board of Aldermen backed off its original proposal for a 2.78-mil ad valorem tax increase for fiscal year 2014, instead proposing a 1.98-mil increase during its regular meeting Tuesday at City Hall.

Cyberstalking on the rise

September 4, 2013

Social media’s rise has brought new ways for people around the world to stay connected, and as connectivity expands it creates ways for some people to abuse it.

Cyberstalking is an increasingly-serious issue for victims, Internet providers and law enforcement agencies. Though the crime is relatively new when compared to others, officials take it very seriously.

Bike rally could return to Sturgis

September 4, 2013

Representatives from the Sturgis motorcycle rally board met with the Sturgis Board of Aldermen Tuesday to start a relaunch process for the rally, and rally representatives said they found the aldermen more amicable and open to negotiation than past city officials.

Professor creates product to detect chemical agents

September 4, 2013

While the nation awaits Congress’ decision whether to take military action against Syria, Todd Mlsna, an associate professor in the chemistry department at Mississippi State University, continues to better the gas chromatograph, an early warning system for chemical warfare.

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Virginia man walks through area raising awareness child illnesses

September 4, 2013

Bryce Rader was driving west on Highway 82 between Columbus and Starkville at about 3 p.m. on Labor Day when he saw Steve Young walking west along the road.

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