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IP awards $95K in grants to local schools, nonprofits

Posted yesterday in Area

2017 was a pretty good year for International Paper, which means 2018 was a good year for educational and nonprofit groups in the communities where the company operates in the U.S. and 24 other countries.

4-County Foundation awards $47K in grants to nine area nonprofits

Posted 12/11/2018 in Area

The Starkville Area Arts Council relies heavily on 4-County Electric Power Cooperative.

Strength from adversity: Dak Prescott to wear cleats designed by local artist

Posted 12/8/2018 in Area

Kendrell Daniels looks to his role model, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, on how to turn adversity to strength. Daniels, a 19-year-old artist with the EXPRESS Yourself! program at Mississippi State's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, was born without arms. He's learned to use his feet to perform a number of day-to-day activities, from using a phone to brushing his teeth.

Arrest report 12-9-18

Posted 12/8/2018 in Area

Locals recall Bush's 1989 visit to Golden Triangle

Posted 12/5/2018 in Area

The visit lasted only a few hours and was, by presidential standards, a no-frills affair. His contact with crowds was limited to waves and even some who shared the stage never got as far as shaking his hand. The event went through without a hitch, despite the drizzly weather. Yet almost 30 years later, those who were there still remember the day George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president, arrived in the Golden Triangle to deliver the commencement address at Mississippi State on May 13, 1989.

Wings of Rescue: Local shelters' first transfer flight moves 74 dogs, cats to Delaware shelter

Posted 12/4/2018 in Area

On Sunday, dozens of dogs and cats from local animal shelters started a journey that organizers hope will ultimately end with them in new homes.

 

USPS announces operations plan for National Day of Mourning

Posted 12/4/2018 in Area

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

 

Arrest report 12-3-18

Posted 12/3/2018 in Area

Faver wins close chancery judge runoff

Posted 11/29/2018 in Area

Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver has won a runoff election to the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judge seat, based on unofficial election results.

Studdard wins chancery judge runoff; other race too close to call

Posted 11/28/2018 in Area

One chancery judgeship has been decided in Tuesday's runoff elections, while another is still too close to call.

Local businesses set themselves apart during holiday shopping opening weekend

Posted 11/27/2018 in Area

Sarah Barefield was pleased with her weekend, if not a little amazed. As manager for The Purple Elephant on Wilkins Wise Road in Columbus, she saw crowds of customers during Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday move through the registers with holiday gift purchases, mostly Mississippi-made pottery items.

MSMS senior shines in role as state's Distinguished Young Woman

Posted 11/27/2018 in Area

When Lori Feng was an elementary school student, her father took her to a Distinguished Young Women event where they were living in Washington.

Counties bidding for emergency bridge repair funding

Posted 11/26/2018 in Area

Area counties are preparing to compete with others from across the state for money from a $250 million state allocation for bridge and road repairs.

Unemployment remains flat in Golden Triangle

Posted 11/23/2018 in Area

Unemployment rates continued to remain flat for the month of October as the nation continues to move what economists consider full employment, according to the latest labor market report by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Arrest report 11-23-18

Posted 11/23/2018 in Area

Salvation Army kicks off holiday campaigns

Posted 11/21/2018 in Area

Even before Halloween, retailers rush to get their Christmas displays on the floor. But they have nothing on Lt. Christian Smith in getting an early jump on the holiday.

Photos: A Place for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2018 in Area

Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller prepares her table Tuesday for a Thanksgiving meal with MUW students at the President's House. Miller invited students and faculty to join her and her husband for Thanksgiving and she expects 10 to 15 guests around noon today. "I hope they'll feel like part of a family," Miller said.

Arrest report 11-19-18

Posted 11/21/2018 in Area

'The thrill of the hunt': West Point conservation estate hosts state's first helice field

Posted 11/17/2018 in Area

Mike Duke began helice shooting as a challenge from friend Jimmy Bryan. The West Point native had never before tried shooting at targets which, unlike traditional clay shooting, could be launched in multiple directions, meaning he'd have to be quicker than usual to aim at and hit the targets.

Failing no more: How principals, teachers at two area schools led their campuses out of MDE's ratings basement

Posted 11/16/2018 in Area

In August, Franklin Academy Principal Tawan Williams walked into the school library where her teachers sat waiting. With a sense of pride and optimism, she delivered the long-awaited news -- Franklin, an elementary school in the struggling Columbus Municipal School District, was a C-rated campus.

 

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