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Highway commissioner slams Senate road bill

Posted 2/22/2018 in Area

For three years, the Mississippi Legislature has delayed providing funds for repairing the state's roads and bridges.


Alabama bans importation of Mississippi deer carcasses

Posted 2/14/2018 in Area

Alabama's conservation department is banning the importation of deer carcasses from Mississippi to stop the spread of disease.


West Point third-graders put poetry on display

Posted 2/10/2018 in Area

About halfway through Friday's Poetry Slam, 8-year-old Amahd Brown ascended stage at South Side Elementary School to a chorus of snapping fingers from the audience.

'Kaelin Kersh Act' passes through the House

Posted 2/10/2018 in Area

A piece of legislation crafted in the memory of former Mississippi State University track and field athlete Kaelin Kersh is aiming to prevent the type of accidents with law enforcement vehicles that took her life.

Arrest report 2-9-18

Posted 2/9/2018 in Area

Bill would allow guns in college dorms, sports venues

Posted 2/8/2018 in Area

A bill the Mississippi House passed Wednesday to expand where enhanced concealed carry permit holders can take firearms has university leaders across the state worried.

After a wrongful conviction, a life of love: Remembering Levon Brooks

Posted 2/3/2018 in Area

Friends, relatives, and admirers gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a remarkable man who had every reason to be filled with hate, but lived his days with nothing but love for everyone who crossed his path.

Arrest report 2-2-18

Posted 2/2/2018 in Area

West Point florist recounts White House experience

Posted 2/2/2018 in Area

On the day before Scott Reed was to leave his home in West Point to travel to Washington, D.C. to help a group of 150 volunteers decorate the White House for Christmas, he was hurriedly working on decorations at a client's home.


Two die in Hamilton wreck

Posted 2/2/2018 in Area

Two people have died following a head-on collision in Hamilton.


School shooter, mother formerly of Golden Triangle

Posted 1/30/2018 in Area

The alleged shooter of a high school in Kentucky and his mother have ties to the Golden Triangle.

Arrest report 1-29-18

Posted 1/29/2018 in Area

Noxubee man, MUW grad wins big on Wheel of Fortune

Posted 1/26/2018 in Area

A Noxubee County native has won thousands of dollars in cash prizes on NBC's TV game show Wheel of Fortune.

State hits record low for unemployment rate

Posted 1/26/2018 in Area

Mississippi's 4.6 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2017 is the lowest rate for the state since the U.S. Labor Department began calculating state unemployment rates in January 1976, according to monthly data released this week by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Lowndes investigators arrest Starkville man for sexual battery

Posted 1/26/2018 in Area

A Starkville man is behind bars for sexual battery.

Tronox sues FTC for blocking acquisition

Posted 1/26/2018 in Area

Tronox Corp. has filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission, claiming the regulatory body is deliberating delaying action in an effort to block the mining/chemical company's efforts to complete a sale which would more than double its sales of titanium dioxide (TiO2).


ACT Center adapting to new management

Posted 1/25/2018 in Area

On Feb. 1, the ACT Center in Columbus will go about business as usual.


Shutdown has minimal local impact

Posted 1/23/2018 in Area

A three-day federal government shutdown is over, after lawmakers passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through at least Feb. 8.

Leaks from frozen pipes keep plumbers busy, cost homeowners thousands in some cases

Posted 1/19/2018 in Area

One day after a hard overnight freeze earlier this month, Starkville resident Vaughn Nickels went into her kitchen to find what she described as a "waterfall."


At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

Posted 1/18/2018 in Area

Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather.



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