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September 4th

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.

September 3rd

Business group seeing success

September 3, 2013

Tools for the shoe sale trade consist of more than a shoe horn and a sharp sense of style.

B. Davis Shoes owner Elizabeth Ragan knows this all too well, especially after she joined BNI.

Franks to compete in World Running Championships

September 3, 2013

Two last-minute decisions have led Starkville’s Meggan Franks to the world stage in mountain running.

August 31st

Shooting reported near MSU

August 31, 2013

Mississippi State University reported a shooting at the Sprint Mart on Blackjack Road just west of campus early Saturday morning.
The university issued a Maroon Alert text message warning at 12:53 a.m. Saturday, warning students and alert subscribers that a shooting had been reported at the convenience store.

August 30th

Town prepares to ‘Get Swept Up’

August 30, 2013

Starkville aims to roll out the red carpet to football fans planning to attend Mississippi State University’s home opener Sept. 7 versus Alcorn State.

Game day fashion making ‘13 debut

August 30, 2013

Although football season has just begun and Mississippi State fans are waiting to unveil their game day attire for Saturday, Starkville clothing stores have spent months gearing up for game day fashion.

Erin Ray, owner of Denim and Lace, said she began looking for football season clothes in May, with shipments arriving in late July.

Program helps at-risk youth

August 30, 2013

A Mississippi program is offering struggling high school students a chance to turn their fortunes around.

The Mississippi Youth Challenge Academy, based at Camp Shelby, is a program for “at-risk” 16-18-year-old students.

Starkville School District Assistant Superintendent Toriano Holloway Is familiar with the program and has referred students to it.

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