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September 17th

MSU determines abduction attempt hoax

September 17, 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Mississippi State Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois said in a university release that the student has withdrawn her account of the initial report to university police.

Final budget on board agenda - Mayor, board raises also on tap

September 17, 2013

A long city budget process for fiscal year 2014 that’s seen plenty of discussion, and at least one major adjustment, could end this evening as Starkville’s Board of Aldermen considers a final draft of its proposed budget.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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CAFB officer speaks at Rotary

September 17, 2013

It has the longest aircraft runway east of the Mississippi River. It has a history that predates World War II. It trains about one-third of the pilots for the U.S. Air Force, and it's only about 30 miles away from Starkville.

Commission to look at school configuration

September 17, 2013

The Commission on Consolidated Starkville School District Structure will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Greensboro Center to discuss possible school configurations in the future consolidated district.

September 16th

Businesses feel effects of game day

September 16, 2013

Football season is an incredibly important time of year for many college towns around America, and Starkville — which markets itself as “Mississippi’s College Town” — is no exception.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Swain’s activism doesn’t go unnoticed

September 16, 2013

Margo Swain has made an impact on the city of Starkville. Whether it be through her work as a volunteer or her time as a social worker, her efforts have not gone unnoticed.

She has always had a concern for families and children and spent many years working with the Department of Public Welfare, which is now the Department of Human Services, throughout the state of Mississippi.

September 13th

County schools show progress

September 13, 2013

There are no failing schools in Oktibbeha County.

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school accountability results for the 2012-13 school year today.

Police seek suspect in abduction attempt

September 13, 2013

Mississippi State University reported an attempted abduction late Wednesday night through its Maroon Alert messaging system.

MSU honors employee for 60 years of service

September 13, 2013

Henry Isaac has spent 60 of his 74 years working for Mississippi State University. Thursday, the Mississippi State dining program honored Isaac for his 60 years of service to the school.

September 12th

Abduction attempt reported at MSU

September 12, 2013

Mississippi State University reported an attempted abduction late Wednesday night through its Maroon Alert messaging system.

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