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State championship: Two words heard frequently on local sports front in 2012

December 30, 2012

There were two words that came up quite frequently on the local sports front in 2012 - state championship.

Starkville High School football closed the year on a high note by winning the Class 5A State championship. That accomplishment was chosen as the top area sports story of 2012 by the Starkville Daily News staff.

MSU prepares for Northwestern QBs

December 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State defense has struggled defending a mobile quarterback this season.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs (8-4) face off against another signal caller that doesn't like to stay in the pocket. MSU plays No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.

MSU women protect their home court with 80-62 win

December 30, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs entered Saturday’s basketball game with plans to protect their house.

The matchup against Troy provided the Bulldogs that opportunity and they took advantage by winning an 80-62 contest.

After managing a comeback win on Friday, MSU’s women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer was impressed with how his team came out the gates fighting.

Fire, police earn major designations

December 30, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville’s police and fire departments both earned important distinctions in 2012.

Watch Night services mark Proclamation anniversary

December 30, 2012

By BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — As New Year’s Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming — his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be “forever free.”

Sturgis plans for new motorcycle rally talks in 2013

December 30, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Sturgis faced economic challenges in 2012 exacerbated by the Sturgis motorcycle rally’s second year of cancellation, but Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner says the rally will be back on the table in early 2013.

Harper: ‘Fiscal cliff’ represents bad politics

December 30, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

As congressmen return to work today in lieu of any potential Senate action to avert “fiscal cliff” tax increases and austerity measures, Rep. Gregg Harper says he is hopeful a deal can be reached in time but he is not overly optimistic.

Welcome new year with open arms, open minds

December 30, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

It was nice while it lasted, 2012.

Razzle-dazzle 2013 New Year's resolutions

December 30, 2012

This is going to be a razzle-dazzle, bustling, glamorous and exciting year ahead beginning Tuesday. Let's dance in the year with a little razzmatazz, an early style of jazz music. I invite each of you to climb up in the old brown wooden swing dangling in our front yard and swing along with me as we together make our New Year's Resolutions.

Look for ‘God winks’ in 2013

December 30, 2012

My chore this week was to tame the convivial chaos of what was left over from Christmas 2012. As I attempted to shove some decorations under my bed, I found a book I bought nearly 12 years ago after Sept. 11, 2001. It was a delightful little volume which discussed a phenomenon called “God winks.”

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