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November 8th

Student charged with arson after dorm fire

November 8, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Officials confirm a Mississippi State University student was arrested Wednesday and charged with arson after allegedly starting a small fire in a Cresswell Hall elevator.

GTR Airport’s Oct. passenger count sets new record

November 8, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Golden Triangle Regional Airport served nearly 8,000 passengers during October, setting a monthly record that airport and economic development officials say is a sign of the region’s growing economy.

State auditors investigate transport to polls

November 8, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor is investigating the Starkville Housing Authority to determine whether the local organization’s use of a van to transport voters to polling places Tuesday was improper.

GTR Airport's Oct. passenger count sets new record

November 8, 2012

Golden Triangle Regional Airport served nearly 8,000 passengers during October, setting a monthly record that airport and economic development officials say is a sign of the region's growing economy.

State auditors investigate transport to polls

November 8, 2012

The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor is investigating the Starkville Housing Authority to determine whether the local organization's use of a van to transport voters to polling places Tuesday was improper.
MOSA Investigative Division Deputy Director Earl Smith said the agency is analyzing the matter but has not determined its legality.

November 7th

Election transforms states’ social policies

November 7, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

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

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

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

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

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

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

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

November 7th

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.

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