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

December 31, 2012

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

December 31, 2012

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.

Establishing the run: MSU offensive line understands importance of job for Gator Bowl

December 31, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mississippi State is looking to find some success on the offensive side of the ball.

To do that, the Bulldogs have to start with the offensive line.

Banks wants Bulldogs to go out playing hard

December 31, 2012

What a year!

For Mississippi State senior Johnthan Banks, 2012 was one of the best years to date, but it was a season that almost did not happen.

As last year wound down, the defensive back weighed his options and at the last moment decided to return for his senior season.

It is a choice the senior does not regret.

Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices

December 31, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.

December 30th

Brewster, Bulldogs a good fit

December 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There was some uncertainty about coach Tim Brewster when he arrived on the Mississippi State University campus.

As the Bulldogs come to the end of the 2012-13 football season, Brewster's name sticks out.

MSU's Swedenburg becomes consistent

December 30, 2012

Being a college punter is something Baker Swedenburg has been working toward since he was a lowly freshman at Heritage Academy.

The Mississippi State junior got some help from one of the all times great in high school. Swedenburg attended Ray Guy camps when he was younger.

MSU loses 59-57 to Alabama A&M of SWAC

December 30, 2012

The return to the basketball floor for Mississippi State's Jalen Steele was spoiled by another bunch of Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.

After holding as much as a 15-point lead in the first half, MSU lost a 59-57 decision to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference at Humphrey Coliseum.

Fire officials urge safety using holiday fireworks

December 30, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

While the colorful glows and whirring sounds of bottle rockets and aerial shells have always accompanied the beginnings of a new year, Starkville and Oktibbeha County fire officials said residents should exercise caution and common sense when celebrating with fireworks this New Year’s Eve.

Miss. judges receive raises with new year

December 30, 2012

By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
Associated Press

JACKSON — The new year marks the beginning of four years’ of incremental salary increases for Mississippi judges — thanks to Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. for a novel funding method that didn’t raid the treasury.

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