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Unemployment high, but declining throughout Golden Triangle

Posted 11/26/2014 in Area

The two counties with the highest unemployment in Mississippi are in or near the Golden Triangle.



Starkville, Carver Drive contractor engage in pay dispute

Posted 11/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pay dispute between Starkville and the Hattiesburg-based contractor responsible for Carver Drive ditch improvements could result in a legal challenge after the city approved a payment in executive session Tuesday.



DA: West Point assault going to grand jury in coming months

Posted 11/26/2014 in Area

The case against two men charged with a West Point beating should be presented to the next grand jury, according to District Attorney Forest Allgood.


Younger claims Dist. 17 runoff

Posted 11/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chuck Younger will represent Lowndes County's District 17 in the Mississippi State Senate next year.


West Point PD makes third arrest in August altercation

Posted 11/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third suspect has been arrested for his alleged role in a beating that left a man in a coma after he was found laying in a West Point parking lot in August.



Deck collapse could prompt county building code discussions

Posted 11/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Discussions on minimum building codes for commercial apartment complexes could begin after a Highlands Plantation deck collapse injured more than 10 people this weekend.



Investigators: August murder victim beaten, stabbed

Posted 11/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gwen Roberson spent the last moments of her life face down on her kitchen floor.



'Sheltered homeless' is rising problem in Golden Triangle

Posted 11/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sunday afternoon, a young mother said the words she had been putting off for months.


Mill development on pace for June completion

Posted 11/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Developers of the John M. Stone Cotton Mill, formerly known as MSU's E.E. Cooley Building, held several tours Friday of the historic building, which is located at the corner of Russell Street and Highway 12.


Lowndes awaits same-sex marriage ruling

Posted 11/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said obtaining a marriage license usually takes less than a half hour. That might not initially be the case for same-sex couples should a U.S. District judge grant a preliminary injunction against the state's constitutionally-approved ban on same sex marriage, however.


Borsig explains request for tuition increase

Posted 11/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University could see a tuition increase.

Salvation Army seeks donations, volunteers

Posted 11/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The local branch of The Salvation Army is asking for the community's help this holiday season.

Past, present projects improve quality of life in District 3

Posted 11/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before the city of Columbus annexed two months ago, District 3 was unique from the other four in Lowndes County in that none of it fell within the city limits.

Caledonia celebrates national award

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you happened to look up yesterday afternoon, you may have seen a sea of blue balloons over the town of Caledonia.

Teen indicted for capital murder

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teen accused of murdering his neighbor and then setting her house on fire has been indicted for arson and capital murder.

Numerous injuries reported from Highlands porch collapse

Posted 11/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least 16 people were injured early Saturday when two upper-level porches collapsed at a Highlands Plantation-area apartment complex.

District 17 runoff set for Tuesday

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three weeks of campaigning will come down to Tuesday when voters decide who will serve the remaining year of the late Terry Brown's state senate term.

Clay County man arrested for spice

Posted 11/22/2014 in Area

Authorities have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for illegal spice distribution.


Bryant seeks to pay for community college for some

Posted 11/22/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing a $3 million plan to pay for community college for students who earn a technical diploma in high school.



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