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Fire, police earn major designations

December 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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.

’12 WNV cases break previous year’s numbers

December 29, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Reported West Nile Virus cases in Mississippi broke record numbers in 2012.

As of Dec. 11, 249 human cases of the mosquito-borne illness were reported in the state, compared to 52 instances in 2011. Deaths due to the illness, however, remained equal to the previous year’s total of five.

Maben officials to build on 2012 opportunities

December 29, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Maben saw economic growth and the completion of a new city hall in 2012, and city officials are looking to build on the foundation set in 2012 to pursue more opportunities in 2013.

Meeting a last stab at ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

December 29, 2012

By DAVID ESPO
and JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect at the turn of the new year.

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