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AirBnB offers homes away from home

Posted earlier today in Area

There are 1,846 hotel rooms in the Golden Triangle, but few are like the Bouchillon Lodge. The Lodge is different in that it is a bed and breakfast, which is typically defined as a hotel with 10 rooms or fewer that provides a more home-like feel.

Arrest report: 7-31-14

Posted earlier today in Area

MSU's FCA group helps athletes make transition to college life

Posted yesterday in Area

The Columbus Rotary Club hosted the Mississippi State University Fellowship of Christian Athletes at its luncheon on Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club. Bill Buckley is the FCA director for Mississippi State. He and his team cover the entire eastern part of the state on behalf of FCA; they offer support to high schools and middle schools in the area.

Governor touts workers, state's growth potential

Posted yesterday in Area

Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant gave area leaders a preview of his upcoming Neshoba County Fair speech Monday as he touted the successes of the Golden Triangle's blue-collar workers and the state's ability to come together and aggressively pursue major economic development projects.

Millport may need to purchase land to meet waste water challenge

Posted yesterday in Area

With less than a month before the Town of Millport must resolve its lingering issues with its waste water lagoon, there's a chance the city will have to purchase land from Lamar County to keep costs within the $350,000 threshold of a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs.

 

Crawford child dies after car accident

Posted 7/25/2014 in Area

A Crawford toddler died Thursday following a one-car accident that occurred earlier in the week.

 

Arrest report: 7-25-14

Posted 7/25/2014 in Area

Unemployment rates hover near last June's levels

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

The latest series of unemployment data from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security brings good news and bad news.

Local retailers ready for tax-free weekend

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

Local retailers are gearing up for this weekend's sales tax free event. Beginning Friday, the state of Mississippi offers sales tax exemptions on clothing and footwear.

Surveys explore U-boat, oil spill impact

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.

 

Bourbon St. shooting suspect appears in court

Posted 7/24/2014 in Area

A newly hired lawyer for the only suspect arrested in a deadly gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street said Wednesday he believes video evidence will clear his client.

 

Vernon looks to further highway repair

Posted 7/23/2014 in Area

Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford hopes minor repairs to a mile-and-a-half stretch of Highway 18 will be made after Alabama Department of Transportation officials hear an update Thursday of recent work completed by the state agency.

 

Alabama picked for historic march exhibit

Posted 7/23/2014 in Area

With the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march coming up next year, the National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University as one of the locations for exhibits honoring the historic 1965 march and its impact on American government.

 

State football championships head to MSU, Ole Miss

Posted 7/22/2014 in Area

For the first time, the spotlight that comes with the Mississippi High School Activities Association's state championship football games will shine on the state's brightest stages.

Monday profile: Area attorney has unique insight on immigration

Posted 7/21/2014 in Area

A visitor's eyes turn to a green box of tissues that sits on the long, polished wood table surrounded by black, plush leather chairs in Carol Armstrong's office. "There's a reason those are here," Armstrong said. Armstrong is an immigration lawyer, and often the stories she hears bring her and her clients to tears.

Tax numbers in West Point signal bright future

Posted 7/19/2014 in Area

Sales tax revenue is up in this Clay County town. A lot. Altogether, the city received $128,098 more in sales tax revenue from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for the last fiscal year than it did for the previous.

Macon looks to sell mysterious machine gun

Posted 7/18/2014 in Area

MACON -- An old machine gun with an unknown past sits in City Hall and no one can say for sure how it got there.

 

Reports: Graceland Too owner dies soon after shooting and killing man

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed just inside the door of Graceland Too, a 24-hour Elvis Presley tourist attraction in the northern Mississippi town of Holly Springs, authorities said Wednesday.

 

Arrest report: 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

Portera: Communiversity would be 'major new asset'

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Before Lowndes County supervisors approved a $10 million commitment toward what East Mississippi Community College and Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are referring to as a new Center for Manufacturing and Technology Excellence "on steroids," Malcolm Portera told them about a recent economy index that had Mississippi ranked dead last out of 50 states.

 

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