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December 19th

Ancient doomsday prophecy worries few area residents

December 19, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews

It doesn’t bother Jessica MacLellan when people believe theories about Mayans predicting an apocalypse on Dec. 21, 2012, even though she says no such prediction ever happened.

MSU’s Mitra to represent state at Miss USA 2013

December 19, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Paromita Mitra is on a mission to represent not only her state, but also educated women across the nation as she focuses on the Miss USA 2013 competition as the newly crowned Miss Mississippi USA.

Mitra, 21, is a senior at Mississippi State University studying aerospace engineering with a minor in mathematics.

Pizza robbery suspect arrested in Aberdeen

December 19, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

A man wanted in connection with three armed robberies of local pizza deliverers was arrested Tuesday, Starkville Police Department officials said.

Carlo Shepherd, 28, of 20493 Old Houston Road, Aberdeen, was arrested in Aberdeen with the help of the city’s police department and charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

AP: Entergy Corp. to raise rates in January

December 19, 2012

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. will raise Mississippi customer bills in January to pay for higher natural gas costs as well as the company's recent purchase of a Jackson power plant, and another rate increase is likely in February to pay for more power purchases from the Grand Gulf nuclear plant.

No more Government Motors: US selling GM shares

December 19, 2012

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's foray into the car business is slowly coming to an end.

SPD: Shepherd arrested in connection with pizza robberies

December 19, 2012

A man wanted in connection with three armed robberies of local pizza deliverers was arrested Tuesday, Starkville Police Department officials said.

Carlo Shepherd, 28, of 20493 Old Houston Road, Aberdeen was arrested in Aberdeen with the help of the city's police department and charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

An approximate arrest time was unavailable.

December 18th

Judge sides with city in McGovern case

December 18, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Oktibbeha County Chancery Court authorized the city of Starkville Tuesday to issue general certificates of participation to finance a new municipal building and renovations to the current City Hall totaling $8 million, denying William McGovern’s objection.

Safety is paramount for OCSD educators

December 18, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Oktibbeha County School District faculty and staff are responding to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. by practicing drills, evaluating crisis management plans and taking other measures to ensure no such tragedy ever happens to children attending any of the district’s four schools.

Allen leaves strong legacy of hard work, compassion

December 18, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

For his family and the countless residents of Oktibbeha County he served, the legacy of Will Allen Jr.’s life continues to thrive.

Allen not only served his country overseas during World War II, but he also helped establish what would become the East Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department.

Fowler, Turner-Lairy qualify for Turner’s Miss. Senate post

December 18, 2012

FROM WIRE REPORTS

Kenny Fowler and Angela Turner-Lairy have qualified for a Jan. 15 special election to succeed late Miss. Sen. Bennie Turner, who died in November.

The winner of the nonpartisan election will complete the remainder of Turner’s term.

Turner-Lairy, an attorney in West Point, is Turner’s daughter. Fowler is a businessman.

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