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September 19th

Commission reviews grade configurations

September 19, 2013

The Commission on Consolidated Starkville School District Structure reviewed several potential grade configurations for the future district at its meeting on Wednesday.

SPD releases more details on fatal wreck

September 19, 2013

tarkville Police Department on Wednesday released more information on a traffic accident that claimed the life of a Mississippi State University freshman.

Kaleb Dwayne Barker, 19, of Lucedale, died after a Tuesday morning traffic accident between McDonald’s Strange Brew Coffeehouse on Highway 12 in Starkville.

Local food banks combat hunger issues

September 19, 2013

Feeding America designated September as Hunger Action Month, but many local churches have food banks available year round for those in need.

MSU launches speaker series to help students find ‘A-Game’

September 19, 2013

At one point during his lecture for Mississippi State University students, University of Mississippi psychology professor and neuroscientist Kenneth J. Sufka asked students to pick out an accurately drawn picture of a penny from amid 14 other inaccurate penny pictures on a projector slide.

Volunteer Starkville recognizes locals

September 19, 2013

Volunteer Starkville has recognized three individuals and a group for outstanding volunteer service in the Starkville community.

The organization recognized Laura Dunn, Tiaras Love, the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club and Tom Pan for the honor.

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September 18th

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Mississippi State Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeois said in a university release that the student has withdrawn her account of the initial report to university police.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