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1 dead, 1 injured in house fire

February 7, 2013

A house fire claimed the life of an elderly Starkville woman today and sent one other to OCH Regional Medical Center.

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed 86-year-old Mary Elizabeth Foster of 303 Everglade Avenue died of smoke inhalation in her residence this afternoon. No foul play is suspected, Hunt said. Her body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

BREAKING: Poole pleads guilty to aggravated DUI counts

February 7, 2013

Austin Tyler Poole pleaded guilty today to six counts of aggravated DUI in connection to a May 2012 accident that killed 19-year-old Treasure K. Huffman and injured six others.
Poole, 19, was sentenced to 25 years in prison with five years suspended on the first count and five years in prison on each of the other counts to run concurrent with the first count.

MSU slated to host Women of Color Summit

February 7, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Mississippi State University will host a Women of Color Summit at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Colvard Student Union’s Foster ballroom with the aim of discussing issues and statistics impacting minority women and ways to increase their chances of academic success.

Former alderman Self qualifies to run in Ward 7 race

February 7, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Former Ward 7 Alderman Janette Self qualified Wednesday to run for election as a Democrat in that same ward.

Self, who served from 2005-09, was defeated by current Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn when she ran for re-election four years ago. Vaughn has also qualified as a Democrat to run for a second term.

Goodbye Saturday mail? Postal Service plans cuts

February 7, 2013

By PAULINE JELINEK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.

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