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Election transforms states’ social policies

November 7, 2012


National advocates for same-sex marriage rights and drug decriminalization scored major victories on Election Day after Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

Hamilton wants to fix precinct issues, likes voter turnout

November 7, 2012


After overseeing his first presidential election as Oktibbeha County’s Circuit Clerk, Glenn Hamilton said he is pleased with the work of poll workers as well as overall voter turnout and has plans to improve the efficiency of the voting process going forward.

Corporate housing blocked by aldermen

November 7, 2012


The Starkville Board of Aldermen rejected a multi-family corporate housing project for the Thad Cochran Research Park when aldermen raised concerns about the lack of provision for such a development in the city’s recently adopted land use chart.

Changes come to Christmas parade

November 7, 2012


Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials announced format changes to this year’s Christmas parade, which begins 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Powerhouse teams grow during football season

November 7, 2012

The Starkville Cowboys 7-8 and 9-10 age groups may have won the Powerhouse Super Bowl.

For coach Rodney Johnson, it was more than just winning a championship last Sunday.

He was proud to see the growth of his teams during the course of the season.

Expectations high as SHS opens the bowling season

November 7, 2012

To say expectations are high for Starkville High School’s boys and girls bowling teams would be an understatement.

The excitement coming from SHS coach Jim Philamlee is evident.

MSU closes gap on LSU

November 7, 2012

The games between Mississippi State and LSU have become more competitive since Dan Mullen took over as head coach of the Bulldogs.

Opposing Viewpoint: Saltillo's Soper has versatile game

November 7, 2012

The Saltillo Tigers have a quarterback that has put up impressive numbers both on the ground and through the air this season.

Andrew Soper has completed 82 of 183 pass attempts for 1,364 yards and 14 touchdowns with 196 carries for 973 yards rushing and 10 more scores.

Romney: 'This is a time of great challenges'

November 7, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential contest early Wednesday, saying the nation had chosen Barack Obama to remain president for another term and that it was time for the nation to unite behind him.

"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation," Romney said.

Obama re-elected to 2nd term

November 7, 2012

AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

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