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December 29th

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.

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.

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.

December 27th

OCH issue sparked grassroots resistance

December 27, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

After almost half a year of speculation surrounding OCH Regional Medical Center’s future, hospital CEO Richard Hilton says the experience brought a sense of unity to the community and displayed the hospital’s commitment to service.

Business owners face issues in 2013

December 27, 2012

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — In 2013, small business owners will contend with many of the same issues that made it hard to run their companies over the last 12 months.

Year in business is mixed for area

December 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

If any company in Starkville demonstrated the ebb and flow of the economy in 2012, SemiSouth Laboratories did.

In March, SemiSouth announced plans to invest $18 million in new equipment and create 100 new jobs in Starkville. Seven months later, SemiSouth closed its doors, displacing approximately 90 workers.

City receives grant for code enforcement

December 27, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The city of Starkville recently received a two-year, $13,500 grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to defray solid waste code enforcement.

December 26th

SED finishes fiber optic cable’s 1st phase

December 26, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville Electric Department General Manager Terry Kemp confirmed Wednesday that SED has finished installing the first phase of its fiber optic cable infrastructure upgrade, setting the stage for public wireless Internet access and other new amenities in Starkville.

County transitions into cooperative development deal

December 26, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

2012 marked a year of transition for business endeavors as Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties banded together to pursue future economic development.

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