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December 21st

West Point veteran, family remember late US senator

December 21, 2012

Daniel Inouye was not that far removed from his parents’ native land of Japan when Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. A second generation Japanese-American, Inouye was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Inouye died Monday at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 until his death.

Higgins: LINK has 4 finalists for VP position

December 21, 2012

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says four finalists emerged in his organization’s search for a vice president charged with representing Oktibbeha County in economic development efforts.

Candidate interviews, he said, begin after Christmas and will continue a week into the new year. Higgins said he targets Jan. 15 as a hiring date and March 1 as a starting date.

Higgins: 4 candidates emerged from LINK VP search

December 21, 2012

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says four finalists emerged in his organization’s search for a vice president charged with representing Oktibbeha County in economic development efforts.

Candidate interviews, he said, begin after Christmas and will continue a week into the new year. Higgins said he targets Jan. 15 as a hiring date and March 1 as a starting date.

December 20th

Board rejects Perkins’ city facility plans

December 21, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen rejected Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins’ motion to rescind all action pertaining to certificates of participation for new municipal facilities and launch a June 4, 2013 bond referendum for a $3.5 million police facility at its meeting Tuesday.

We Care Committee to hold holiday food drive

December 21, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Committing to the giving spirit of the holiday season, the We Care Committee has scheduled two separate food and supply drives for the Golden Triangle over Friday and Saturday.

Medicare’s possible rise worries retirees

December 21, 2012

By RICARDO ZALDIVAR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — They may not agree on much else, but there’s a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support: Expand a little-known law so more retirees that the government considers well-off are required to pay higher monthly premiums.

It’s on the short list in the budget talks, raising $20 billion or more over 10 years.

AP: House GOP puts off vote on 'Plan B'

December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy into recession.

December 19th

Resident accuses SPD of unfair treatment

December 19, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen heard allegations of misconduct on city police officers’ part at its meeting Tuesday and passed a resolution to task chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill with coordinating an investigation of these allegations and reporting on the matter at the board’s Jan. 15 meeting.

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.

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