The Daily Press http://www.starkvilledailynews.com http://www.starkvilledailynews.com/apfeed.xml--1 Starkville Daily News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-01-30T16:28:45-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19837Nunnelee home after new tumor discovered2015-01-30T16:28:45-05:002015-01-30T16:28:45-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsSpecial to Starkville Daily NewsRepresentatives for U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R - Miss.), have confirmed that the congressman is receiving hospice care in his Tupelo home.Morgan Baldwin, campaign consultant for Nunnelee, said doctors had discovered a new tumor on the congressman's brain stem last week. After consulting with family and physicians, Nunnelee, 56, of Tupelo, determined to stop treatment. He was released from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo Monday, where he'd been hospitalized since December for a hematoma in his left leg. "After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical treatment is possible," Baldwin said in a statement issued from Nunnelee's office. "On Monday of this week, Alan came home and is resting comfortably with family."Family members have asked for prayers and privacy.Nunnelee, who represents Mississippi's first congressional district, was diagnosed with brain cancer during the summer, just after filing his intent to run for a third term. He continued his campaign, securing re-election in November, despite having suffered a stroke during surgery in June to remove the initial brain tumor, according to Associated Press reports. He took the oath of office Jan. 12, while hospitalized. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Parks said in a previous statement that continued health problems kept the congressman from making the trip, and House leaders agreed to allow U.S. District Judge Michael Mills to administer the oath on site. "The physical stress of the hematoma and the disruption to regularly scheduled speech, occupational and physical therapy has taken a physical toll on Nunnelee," Parks said in a previous statement. Nunnelee served in the Mississippi State Senate representing Lee and Pontotoc counties and as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, having unseated incumbent Democrat Travis Childers, and began his first term in January 2011.Starkville, MSNo author availableNunnelee home after new tumor discoveredStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19837Change0Usable2015-01-30T16:28:45-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19835Unemployment drops statewide, rises in GT2015-01-30T09:31:11-05:002015-01-30T09:31:11-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsMDES reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.2 percent, down slightly from November’s 7.3 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell more than half a percent compared to the state’s 7.8 percent unemployment rate in December 2013.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSALEX HOLLOWAYUnemployment drops statewide, rises in GTStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19835Change0Usable2015-01-30T09:31:11-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19834Locals honored at 14th annual GDSP banquet2015-01-30T09:30:04-05:002015-01-30T09:30:04-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsRichard Hilton, chairman of the GSDP board, opened the banquet by reminding attendees that it is important not to miss opportunities when they present themselves. He spoke as well about the things that Starkville has to look forward to in 2015, including the school district consolidation.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSCONNOR GUYTONLocals honored at 14th annual GDSP banquetStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19834Change0Usable2015-01-30T09:30:04-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19833Farm toy show scheduled for next month at Mississippi Horse Park2015-01-30T09:29:13-05:002015-01-30T09:29:13-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsFlint is an organizer of the upcoming Starkville Farm Toy Show to be held at the Mississippi Horse Park Feb. 27 and 28. The event brings together vendors from around the region to sell farm toys and compare collectibles. Patrons are invited to come and view vendors’ selections, which run from affordable toys to rare ones that can run upward of $500.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSJAMES CARSKADONFarm toy show scheduled for next month at Mississippi Horse ParkStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19833Change0Usable2015-01-30T09:29:13-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19823Romney addresses full house2015-01-29T09:43:28-05:002015-01-29T09:43:01-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsRomney, who faced off against President Barak Obama as the Republican nominee in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, visited Mississippi State University to share his experiences, concerns and ideas for America’s future with students, staff and the general public.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSALEX HOLLOWAYRomney addresses full houseStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19823Change0Usable2015-01-29T09:43:01-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19822Arrest made in connection with campus robbery2015-01-29T09:41:25-05:002015-01-29T09:41:25-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsJohnson allegedly robbed a parking lot attendant of an undisclosed amount of cash before the football game between MSU and UT-Martin, MSU Police Lt. Brad Massey said. The incident took place about 2 p.m. that day, roughly an hour before the game’s 3 p.m. kickoff.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSSDN staffArrest made in connection with campus robberyStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19822Change0Usable2015-01-29T09:41:25-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19821Memorial held for missing local man2015-01-29T09:40:37-05:002015-01-29T09:40:37-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsSwitzer was last heard from when he sent pictures of the ocean to family members from his kayak on Jan. 10.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSSDN staffMemorial held for missing local manStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19821Change0Usable2015-01-29T09:40:37-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19820Two found guilty in county theft trials2015-01-29T09:39:39-05:002015-01-29T09:39:39-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsGillespie was arrested in October 2013 and accused of robbing someone at the Chevron on Highway 12. According to Starkville Daily News reports on his arrest, Gillespie reached into the car and grabbed the victim’s wallet after asking the victim for money. Gillespie fled on foot and was arrested less than a week later. Gillespie later plead not guilty to the armed robbery charge. <strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSSDN staffTwo found guilty in county theft trialsStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19820Change0Usable2015-01-29T09:39:39-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19810Bond set at $1 million for Chevron shooting suspect2015-01-28T09:38:00-05:002015-01-28T09:38:00-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsJudge Rodney Favor set the bond Monday evening for Cedric Demoyne Young, 33, of 309 Reed Road, who Starkville Police Department arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and aggravated assault. Young’s bond was set at $500,000 per count. An SPD spokesperson said Young had not posted bond as of Tuesday morning.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSSDN staffBond set at $1 million for Chevron shooting suspectStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19810Change0Usable2015-01-28T09:38:00-05:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:19809School bond petition reaches ballot threshold2015-01-28T09:37:13-05:002015-01-28T09:37:13-05:00Copyright 2010 Starkville Daily NewsCircuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said 1,958 signatures had been verified as of Tuesday, breaking the threshold needed to bring a reverse referendum to a vote. There were roughly 100 remaining signatures left to be verified, and 651 signatures on the petition were rejected. Hamilton said his office will now await instruction from OCSD before scheduling an election, which would have to take place at least 30 days after it is first advertised.<strong>To subscribe to the E-edition, please <a href="/eedition">click here</a>.</strong>Starkville, MSJAMES CARSKADONSchool bond petition reaches ballot thresholdStarkville Daily Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:19809Change0Usable2015-01-28T09:37:13-05:00