The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has chosen a new vice president for economic development. Link CEO Joe Max Higgins confirmed the hiring of Ron Maloney on Wednesday saying Maloney was the "hands down" choice for the position.
Thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy, three public universities in Mississippi will be sharing funding to support energy efficient facility improvements in order to cut energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $30,000 in marijuana earlier this week.
On Friday, veterans of the Korean War will be honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Korean War Commemoration Committee and Department of Defense. The "Heroes Remembered" event marks the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.
Tuesday's Environmental Protection Agency announcement that KiOR was granted registration as a renewable gasoline product is "great news" for the company and the Columbus KiOR facility, KiOR CEO Fred Cannon said Wednesday.
It's not surprising that veteran NFL player Donald Lee is passionate about football. What may come as a surprise to some, however, is that Lee is equally passionate about the town that set him on the path to play in the National Football League.
Although it is not an every-day occurrence, cyberstalking is becoming more prevalent in Lowndes County and Columbus. According to Police Chief Magazine, cyberstalking is defined as "an escalated form of online harassment directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. The action is to annoy, alarm, and emotionally abuse another person."
Although the dust hasn't quite settled on this year's festival, organizers for the Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival are already making plans for next year.
KiOR is one important step closer to putting its products in America's gas tanks.
Trustmark Corp. says profit in 2012's second quarter fell 2.7 percent from the same three months of 2011, as expenses rose and noninterest income fell at the regional bank.
Friday is the final curtain for West Lowndes High School Principal Clifford Reynolds.
Construction will soon begin to repair the Old West Point Bridge.
One of Oktibbeha County's courthouses could be beefing up security in the coming months. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visitors to the Oktibbeha County Circuit Courthouse may soon be seeing security cameras throughout the building.
While the majority of cases involve various drug charges and property crimes, judges with the 14th Judicial District are set to preside over trials on aggravated assault, felony DUI, armed robbery, kidnapping and various sex crimes as the July term of Circuit Court begins this week in Oktibbeha County.
Mississippi shoppers will get a break from sales tax this weekend as the annual tax-free weekend begins Friday at midnight. The tax-free shopping law was passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 2009 as a way to help families with the financial strain of back-to-school shopping.
The leadership at Mississippi State University watched with one critical thought Monday as the NCAA delivered one of the most unique and strongest penalties to Penn State University.
Maridith Geuder, chair of the committee tabbed with selecting performances for Mississippi State University's Lyceum Series said the committee's number one priority is enlightening students, but there is, of course, more to it than that.
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