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December 14th

Tearful Obama struggles to maintain composure while addressing nation

December 14, 2012

WASHINGTON — A tearful President Barack Obama says the country's leaders must "take meaningful action" regardless of politics in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

UPDATED: Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

December 14, 2012

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

The shooting appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

December 13th

A statement against segregation

December 13, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Don Posey wasn't playing to change the course of history — only to win.

MMHC hosts homemade bazaar

December 13, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

The crafting talents of Starkville artisans will be on display as the Mississippi Modern Homesteading Center hosts its first Homemade Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Bryant keynote speaker at MSU commencement

December 13, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi’s chief executive will be the keynote speaker for Mississippi State University’s fall 2012 graduating class at Saturday’s commencement exercises.

Phil Bryant, the state’s 64th governor, will make his first graduation speech since he assumed office in January.

December 12th

Keenum elected to SACS leadership role

December 12, 2012

For Starkville Daily News

The president of Mississippi State University is a newly elected executive council member of the top accreditation body for regional institutions of higher learning.

MSU review yields no violations from former employee

December 12, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

A former Mississippi State University business manager is no longer with the university after being charged with embezzlement of a separate entity last month.

Miss. State film to feature EcoCAR

December 12, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University is producing a documentary on its EcoCAR team set to release in summer 2013, chronicling the efforts that have made the team a perennial success.

Morning fire engulfs attic of Jackson Street house

December 12, 2012

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

No injuries were reported after the attic of a house on 511 Jackson Street caught fire Wednesday morning, but the structure has been declared a loss, Starkville Fire Department officials said.

Fire Marshal Stein McMullen said SFD responded to a call at 9:27 a.m. to find the upper portion of the building in flames.

UPDATE: Major damage in Jackson Street house fire

December 12, 2012

Starkville Fire Department officials have not identified a cause of a house fire this morning on 511 Jackson St. but have confirmed the structure sustained major damage, mostly to its roof.

Fire Marshal Stein McMullen said SFD responded to a house fire call at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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