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Local employment numbers remain stable

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Area

Fewer Mississippians are looking for work than at any point since 1999, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Southern Cross submits route plan

Posted 4/26/2017 in Area

Southern Cross Transmission filed a petition with the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Tuesday formally proposing a route for the company's 400-mile, 500-kilovolt wind energy line.

City GPS trackers helping with efficiency

Posted 4/26/2017 in Area

Long idling times for vehicles, joyriding and other misuses -- a 2014 J5 Broaddus study of Global Positioning System (GPS) data from trackers mounted on Columbus city vehicles found these and other inefficiencies.

Tuition hikes to hit hard at The W, MSU

Posted 4/21/2017 in Area

Heather Evans drove up from her home in Kemper County to Columbus Thursday to spend the day with her daughter, Hannah, a freshman at Mississippi University for Women.

Clay Co. man indicted for child porn

Posted 4/21/2017 in Area

A Clay County man has been indicted for possession of child pornography.


Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas

Posted 4/19/2017 in Area

Alabama could become the third state to allow death row inmates to be executed by nitrogen gas -- an execution method that has so far never been used-- under a bill approved Tuesday by the Alabama Senate.



Mississippi congressmen decline forum invites

Posted 4/19/2017 in Area

The Mississippi congressional delegation will not attend public forums set up by constituents in Northeast Mississippi.


MUSH! A Southern boy finds his calling among sled dogs

Posted 4/15/2017 in Area

Seth Barnes needed freedom, a change in life. So he got on his BMW motorcycle and (loosely) followed his parents' RV on a trip out west.

Play ball! Youth baseball, softball begin this week

Posted 4/15/2017 in Area

It is Thursday evening at Propst Park and almost every playing field is taken, including T-Ball Field A, where the Woods Brothers Construction team (ages 4-5) is practicing for the fourth and final time before their first game.

Cadence goes public

Posted 4/14/2017 in Area

After six years as a privately-held company, Cadence is again publicly traded, going live on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

Guilty plea in restaurant beating brings no more jail time

Posted 4/14/2017 in Area

A northeast Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, saying he beat a man in a restaurant parking lot in 2014, but he won't serve any more jail time.

Those who GIVE: Five area volunteers honored for their work at Jackson luncheon

Posted 4/12/2017 in Area

Most days, volunteers work behind the scenes and attract little attention. Monday was not one of those days.

Clay deputies make animal cruelty, drug arrests

Posted 4/12/2017 in Area

A pair of unrelated arrests have put two West Point men in jail for drug charges and dog fighting, according to Clay County Sheriff's Office.


Alabama's new governor no stranger to state politics

Posted 4/12/2017 in Area

Within a span of minutes, Alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job.



Alabama GOP left to regroup after Gov. Bentley debacle

Posted 4/11/2017 in Area

Alabama Republicans who pledged honest government when they won control of the state now have what might be their toughest job yet: picking up the pieces after a third top GOP leader was run out of office in only nine months.



End of college grant-stacking will impact area students

Posted 4/8/2017 in Area

Starting next year, up to 3,400 undergraduate students in Mississippi -- including hundreds in the Golden Triangle -- could lose $500 to $1,000 in state grant money that would otherwise help pay for textbooks and other academic necessities.



Court rules Alabama governor's impeachment can move forward

Posted 4/8/2017 in Area

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the greenlight to move ahead with an effort to oust the governor, who is fighting to stay in office amid fallout from an affair with a top aide.


Clay Co. man sentenced for home invasion, aggravated assault

Posted 4/4/2017 in Area

A Clay County man could spend 32 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to a 2014 home robbery and aggravated assault.

Photos: The scene on Saturday

Posted 4/1/2017 in Area

Micah Turner, 3, takes a bite of catfish during the Mayor's Unity Picnic at the Riverwalk in Columbus Saturday afternoon. Micah is the son of Tashmia Turner.

Photo: In the house he loved

Posted 3/30/2017 in Area

Friends and family gather to celebrate the life of Robert Snow at Waverley Mansion Wednesday afternoon.


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