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January 2nd

Moreland running for mayor, vows to broaden tax base

January 3, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

Dan Moreland announced his qualification as a Republican for the Starkville mayoral race on the first day of municipal election qualifying Wednesday.

Leaders look forward to mass transit system

January 3, 2013

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

Starkville and Mississippi State University worked together to increase campus and city mass transportation options in 2012, and their efforts are set to bear further fruit in 2013.

Congressmen: ‘Cliff’ bill does not tackle spending

January 3, 2013

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

Although Congress avoided significant tax increases and budget cuts associated with self-imposed sequestration measures, Mississippi’s representatives say Tuesday’s agreement does not solve America’s most pressing problem: runaway spending.

Moreland qualifies for mayoral race

January 2, 2013

Dan Moreland, a local businessman and chairman of the Starkville Parks Commission Board, announced today his qualification as a Republican for Starkville's mayoral race.

January 1st

Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes

January 2, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit.

Pay raises for board, mayor to be reviewed

January 1, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider a recommendation from the city’s audit and budget committee to increase the salaries of the mayor and aldermen at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

Turnovers, inconsistency ruin Bulldogs’ chances of 6 straight bowl game wins

January 1, 2013

By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mississippi State was looking to extend its bowl winning streak to six games, while Northwestern was looking to win its first bowl game since 1949.

When the dust settled, the No. 21 (Associated Press) Wildcats (10-3) ended their nine-game bowl losing streak.

December 31st

Ready for a fight: Bulldogs, Wildcats battle today for Gator Bowl Trophy

January 1, 2013

By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Northwestern Wildcats are taking the same approach, but in totally different ways.

The Bulldogs (8-4) face off against the No. 21 (Associated Press) Wildcats today in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.

Opposition fails to halt municipal complex plan

January 1, 2013

By NATHAN GREGORY
citybeat@starkvilledailynews.com

After two failed city facility bond referendums — the most recent one in 2011 — 2012 will be remembered as the year when city officials found a way to fund construction of a new city hall and renovations to turn the current facility into a revamped police station without the use of taxpayer dollars.

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