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Cold weather slowed winter wheat, but crop should thrive

Posted 3/29/2014 in Area

This year's cold winter slowed wheat growth so the late-March freeze across much of Mississippi probably did not cause major damage to the state's wheat crop.

Unemployment stats show continued improvement

Posted 3/27/2014 in Area

For the month of February, Mississippi's jobless rate sank to the lowest it has been since October 2008. Rates in the Golden Triangle area also dropped.

Arrest report: 3-27-14

Posted 3/27/2014 in Area

New substation for Yokohama approved

Posted 3/25/2014 in Area

On Monday, Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley ruled in favor of 4-County Electric Power Association's request to construct a new electric substation to serve the future Yokohama Tire Company plant in Clay County.

Ex-football coach Bowling wins review of sentence

Posted 3/22/2014 in Area

A federal judge will hear arguments from a former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach on a motion to set aside or reconsider his sentence to multiple guilty pleas that he transported boys across state lines for sex.

 

Three arrested on drug charges in West Point

Posted 3/21/2014 in Area

Three West Point men were arrested for possession of marijuana and liquid codiene after a traffic stop Wednesday.

 

 

The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown 3-21-14

Posted 3/21/2014 in Area

 

 

Millport library offers computer class for seniors

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Millenials and Baby-Boomers: Mawmaw may soon be sending you a Facebook friend request.

 

Vernon set to offer use of industrial scale to citizens

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Have some heavy freight that needs to be weighed? The City of Vernon will soon have an industrial scale open to public use.

 

Traffic switch on U.S. 45 set for Thursday

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Traffic on U.S. Highway 45 South from Carson Road to four miles south of U.S. Highway 82 will be switched Thursday morning for more road and bridge work.

 

 

West Point police department to get 5 new cars, 4 officers

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen has authorized the hiring of four new police officers plus three new patrol vehicles and two unmarked cars for criminal investigators.

 

Golden Triangle sales tax returns up slightly

Posted 3/17/2014 in Area

Sales tax dispersions to Golden Triangle cities were up slightly in January when compared to January 2013.

 

South at heart of close fight to control Senate

Posted 3/17/2014 in Area

 

Oil mars Aliceville swamp months after crude train crash

Posted 3/15/2014 in Area

Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.

 

Business expresses interest in West Point for public transit

Posted 3/13/2014 in Area

The operator of a public transportation system in Aberdeen has expressed interest in delivering the same service to West Point.

 

 

Thieves take equipment from Yokohama

Posted 3/10/2014 in Area

Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.

 

Clay Co. supes to try night meetings

Posted 3/7/2014 in Area

For the next five months, Clay County supervisors will hold their last board meetings of the month in the afternoon instead of in the morning.

 

Vernon opry celebrates 25 years of live country music

Posted 3/6/2014 in Area

On Saturday, March 8, the Back Street Opry in the historic Lamar Theatre in Vernon, Ala., will celebrate its 25th anniversery with a free Grand Ole Opry-style stage show.

 

Arrest report: 3-6-14

Posted 3/6/2014 in Area

Goal met, Vernon mayor earns paycheck

Posted 3/5/2014 in Area

Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford can now collect a paycheck from the city. The first-term mayor and longtime businessman made a campaign promise to residents: he won't accept a salary until the city adds 50 new jobs or posts a 20 percent increase in revenues under his leadership and that of the current council.

 

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