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Two more CMSD schools fall to F rating

Posted 10/19/2017 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, revealing a mixed bag of results in the Golden Triangle.

Upcoming auction offers Tupelo property with Presley family ties

Posted 10/17/2017 in Area

Elvis Presley fans and collectors have an unusual opportunity to bid on a link to musical history when 16.5 acres in Tupelo previously owned by Presley family members come up for auction Nov. 11.

Arrest report 10-17-17

Posted 10/17/2017 in Area

Third West Point Huddle House beating defendant gets five years

Posted 10/14/2017 in Area

A Clay County man convicted of beating a Marine in West Point three years ago will spend five years in prison.

Lowndes County, Starkville look to renew restaurant taxes

Posted 10/14/2017 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins asked Lowndes County Board of Supervisors for a resolution backing the renewal of the county's 2-percent restaurant sales tax Friday.

Something for nothing: Auto burglaries plague the Golden Triangle

Posted 10/13/2017 in Area

Columbus Police Department has received 148 reports of auto burglaries since April, averaging just less than one per day.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Fighting 'The Big C' with vitamin C

Posted 10/13/2017 in Area

Two years ago, Agnes Carino sat in the office of her oncologist and listened to a grim prediction of what would happen if she did not agree to begin chemotherapy treatment for her Stage 4 cancer.

Industry Day keeps paying dividends at EMCC

Posted 10/12/2017 in Area

East Mississippi Community College held its third annual "Industry Day" on Wednesday, but it could just as easily be called "Opportunity Day."

Forum offers path to expungement for some with criminal records

Posted 10/11/2017 in Area

In 1976, a Starkville man made one mistake that followed him for the next 41 years.

Company eyeing Americold building in West Point

Posted 10/11/2017 in Area

West Point and Clay County officials passed a series of matching tax exemptions at a joint city-county meeting on Tuesday with the hopes of luring a company that could bring 300 jobs and a $50 million capital investment to West Point.

Defendants in West Point Huddle House attack plea

Posted 10/11/2017 in Area

Two men indicted for beating a man at the West Point Huddle House pleaded guilty Monday in Clay County Circuit Court.

Athletic association, coaches react to kneeling players

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

When seven Starkville High School volleyball "took a knee" Monday during the National Anthem in a game at New Hope, what had been a national story was suddenly a local event.

HB1523: Business as usual as controversial religious freedom law is enacted

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

When Mississippi House Bill 1523, the religious freedom bill allowing business owners to turn away customers because of their sexuality, goes into effect Tuesday, Tammy Youngblood has no plans to change how she does business.

West Point Huddle House beating suspect to appear in court

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

One of the suspects accused in a 2014 aggravated assault outside a West Point Huddle House is scheduled to appear in court this week.


Boeing purchasing Aurora Flight Sciences

Posted 10/6/2017 in Area

It should be business as usual at Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus after Thursday's announcement that the company is being sold to Boeing.


SHS volleyball players kneel for anthem at New Hope

Posted 10/5/2017 in Area

Area school districts are grappling with how to deal with student protests of the national anthem after members of the Starkville High School volleyball team knelt for its playing earlier this week.

Former MLB draftee arrested in Clay County

Posted 10/3/2017 in Area

A former baseball coach at Starkville Academy was arrested in Clay County for burglary and two counts of grand larceny.

Desperate separation: Puerto Rican natives living in Golden Triangle scramble for news, communication with relatives after Hurricane Maria

Posted 9/30/2017 in Area

Starkville resident Daria Rodriguez spent two days viewing online images of the destruction Hurricane Maria wrought on her home commonwealth of Puerto Rico -- all without hearing from her 10-year-old son, Diego Cerame, who was on the island when the storm hit Sept. 20.


Clay County authorities search for stolen trucks

Posted 9/29/2017 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding stolen pickups.


Unemployment takes expected seasonal dip in August

Posted 9/28/2017 in Area

Anyone looking for an explanation for the dramatic dip in unemployment in the Golden Triangle in August need only look at the calendar.


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