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December 22nd

Partnership hires Prather for events job

December 22, 2012

By CARL SMITH
news@starkvilledailynews.com

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has hired Jennifer Prather as its new special events and projects coordinator.

Prather, a former university events planner who has a prior background with the GSDP, will start her new job in early January.

December 21st

Not all students leave for winter

December 21, 2012

Not everyone can make it home for the holidays, especially when home is half a world away.

Tabor Mullen, Mississippi State University’s assistant dean of students, said the majority of MSU students are able to travel home for the holidays, including international students. For varying reasons, he said, some international students end up spending their winter break on campus.

West Point veteran, family remember late US senator

December 21, 2012

Daniel Inouye was not that far removed from his parents’ native land of Japan when Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. A second generation Japanese-American, Inouye was born on Sept. 7, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Inouye died Monday at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 until his death.

Higgins: LINK has 4 finalists for VP position

December 21, 2012

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says four finalists emerged in his organization’s search for a vice president charged with representing Oktibbeha County in economic development efforts.

Candidate interviews, he said, begin after Christmas and will continue a week into the new year. Higgins said he targets Jan. 15 as a hiring date and March 1 as a starting date.

Higgins: 4 candidates emerged from LINK VP search

December 21, 2012

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins says four finalists emerged in his organization’s search for a vice president charged with representing Oktibbeha County in economic development efforts.

Candidate interviews, he said, begin after Christmas and will continue a week into the new year. Higgins said he targets Jan. 15 as a hiring date and March 1 as a starting date.

December 20th

Board rejects Perkins’ city facility plans

December 21, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen rejected Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins’ motion to rescind all action pertaining to certificates of participation for new municipal facilities and launch a June 4, 2013 bond referendum for a $3.5 million police facility at its meeting Tuesday.

We Care Committee to hold holiday food drive

December 21, 2012

By MATT CRANE
life@starkvilledailynews.com

Committing to the giving spirit of the holiday season, the We Care Committee has scheduled two separate food and supply drives for the Golden Triangle over Friday and Saturday.

Medicare’s possible rise worries retirees

December 21, 2012

By RICARDO ZALDIVAR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — They may not agree on much else, but there’s a change to Medicare that President Barack Obama and Republicans both support: Expand a little-known law so more retirees that the government considers well-off are required to pay higher monthly premiums.

It’s on the short list in the budget talks, raising $20 billion or more over 10 years.

AP: House GOP puts off vote on 'Plan B'

December 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy into recession.

December 19th

Resident accuses SPD of unfair treatment

December 19, 2012

By STEVEN NALLEY
educ@starkvilledailynews.com

The Starkville Board of Aldermen heard allegations of misconduct on city police officers’ part at its meeting Tuesday and passed a resolution to task chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill with coordinating an investigation of these allegations and reporting on the matter at the board’s Jan. 15 meeting.

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