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Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices

December 31, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.

December 30th

Fire officials urge safety using holiday fireworks

December 30, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

While the colorful glows and whirring sounds of bottle rockets and aerial shells have always accompanied the beginnings of a new year, Starkville and Oktibbeha County fire officials said residents should exercise caution and common sense when celebrating with fireworks this New Year’s Eve.

Miss. judges receive raises with new year

December 30, 2012

By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
Associated Press

JACKSON — The new year marks the beginning of four years’ of incremental salary increases for Mississippi judges — thanks to Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. for a novel funding method that didn’t raid the treasury.

2012 was year of change, trials for MSU campus

December 30, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University, its faculty and its students initiated several changes in 2012, making plans to bring those changes to full fruition in the next few years.

Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks

December 30, 2012

By ALAN FRAM
and ANDREW TAYLOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the “fiscal cliff” offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every worker.

December 29th

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.

December 28th

’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.

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