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'Mississippi First': Medicaid in the Golden Triangle

Posted 7/22/2017 in Area

Prior to September 2016, Fred Williams was missing out. He couldn't play catch with his 4-year-old son, Fredrick Jr. He wasn't able to mow his own yard. And each of the six days a week he worked, he had trouble breathing, often having to take short breaks throughout the day to sit and catch his breath.


MDOT grants to bolster area transportation systems

Posted 7/21/2017 in Area

Four Golden Triangle transportation hubs and systems will receive a combined $666,761 in Mississippi Department of Transportation grants to help bolster their infrastructure and efforts, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert announced Thursday.


2 people dead in crash at Miss. highway intersection

Posted 7/21/2017 in Area

Authorities in Mississippi say two people are dead after a SUV and a minivan collided at a dangerous highway intersection.



Sweltering heat invades Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

Posted 7/20/2017 in Area

Forecasters say summertime heat is reaching dangerous levels in parts of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.



Missing Monroe man found dead in vehicle Sunday

Posted 7/17/2017 in Area

A Monroe County man was found dead in a creek Sunday evening after being missing for 10 days.


A refuge for children: Sally Kate Winters nears three decades of service

Posted 7/14/2017 in Area

Not long ago, a woman showed up at the doors of Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point with her own children in tow.

Sales tax collections mixed in area

Posted 7/14/2017 in Area

The Golden Triangle's three primary cities posted a mixed bag for sales tax results in May.

West Point CAO in limbo after board fails to reappoint him

Posted 7/13/2017 in Area

The future of West Point's chief administrative officer is unclear after an attempt to reappoint him died at the table Tuesday evening.


West Point man may have died from medical conditions

Posted 7/12/2017 in Area

A preliminary report from the State Medical Examiner's Office suggests a man who died after an alleged altercation in West Point over the weekend may have died from a preexisting medical condition.


West Point police chief retires

Posted 7/12/2017 in Area

West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley's service with the department has come to an end, after selectmen unanimously accepted his resignation Tuesday during the first meeting of the new board term.

Police investigating suspicious West Point death

Posted 7/11/2017 in Area

Officers with the West Point Police Department are investigating the death of Clay County man, according to a department press release.

Back to basics: Area growers face increasing demand for locally sourced foods

Posted 7/8/2017 in Area

They are unlikely pioneers on an unusual journey: a lawyer, a retired church administrator, a stay-at-home mom, a landscape architect and a classically trained chef.

Bottle rockets set fire to railroad trestle over Tombigbee

Posted 7/6/2017 in Area

A bottle rocket, apparently left over night, caused a fire Wednesday afternoon on the trestles of the railroad in the middle of Old River Bridge over the Tombigbee River.

EMCC borrows $13M on behalf of counties without final approval

Posted 7/6/2017 in Area

East Mississippi Community College may have issued bonds for local funding for the Communiversity without the proper authorization resolutions in place.

MHP responds to 100 DUIs, 3 fatal wrecks over holiday

Posted 7/5/2017 in Area

The Fourth of July holiday was a busy one for Mississippi Highway Patrol units, with 100 DUI arrests and 183 traffic accidents, including fatal crashes in Monroe, Grenada and Yazoo counties, according to MHP data.

'Check to Protect' urges drivers to check for recalls

Posted 7/3/2017 in Area

A recently launched website is encouraging drivers to check for open recalls on their vehicles.

Law expands Narcan use to all first responders

Posted 7/3/2017 in Area

Glen Herron and Ron Nivens have saved lives with Narcan.


Area police investigate burglaries at Verizon stores

Posted 7/3/2017 in Area

Authorities are investigating two burglaries at Verizon Wireless stores in the Golden Triangle.


Supreme Court gives Edmonds new trial

Posted 6/30/2017 in Area

A man wrongfully convicted for his brother-in-law's murder 14 years ago may still be legally entitled to compensation from the state for time he spent in prison.


Alabama and Mississippi drought-free for first time since 2016

Posted 6/30/2017 in Area

Alabama and Mississippi are completely free from drought for the first time in more than a year.



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