Archive - Dec 2012 - Latest News
By BEN WAIT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. â 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.
By NATHAN GREGORY
After two failed city facility bond referendums â the most recent one in 2011 â 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) â 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.
By MATT CRANE
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 Yearâs Eve.
By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
JACKSON â The new year marks the beginning of four yearsâ of incremental salary increases for Mississippi judges â thanks to Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. for a novel funding method that didnât raid the treasury.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Mississippi State University, its faculty and its students initiated several changes in 2012, making plans to bring those changes to full fruition in the next few years.
By ALAN FRAM
and ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON â The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the âfiscal cliffâ offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every worker.
By CARL SMITH
Starkvilleâs police and fire departments both earned important distinctions in 2012.
By BRETT ZONGKER
WASHINGTON â As New Yearâs Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming â his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be âforever free.â
By STEVEN NALLEY
Sturgis faced economic challenges in 2012 exacerbated by the Sturgis motorcycle rallyâs second year of cancellation, but Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner says the rally will be back on the table in early 2013.