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Clay County escapee arrested in Indiana

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

An inmate who escaped from the Clay County Jail nearly two month ago was apprehended in Indiana on Monday.

Arrest report: 8-20-14

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

Vernon council dealing with city hall water leak

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

Years of water leaking and collecting underneath sections of Vernon City Hall have created a quagmire for the city council: rotted fascia boards, weakened floor and walls, and a variety of options to address them.

Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound gator

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

 

Hamilton chemical plant death ruled drowning

Posted 8/18/2014 in Area

The Thursday morning death of a Brooksville man at a local chemical plant has been ruled a drowning.

 

 

Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

Posted 8/16/2014 in Area

Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.

 

 

Sturgis motorcycle rally ending hiatus this weekend

Posted 8/15/2014 in Area

Sturgis' annual bike rally returned from a lengthy hiatus Thursday night with a kick-off party in Louisville and will continue through Sunday morning.

 

 

Authorities ID victim pulled from pond Thursday

Posted 8/15/2014 in Area

A man found dead in a pond Thursday at a Hamilton chemical plant has been identified.

 

Arrest report: 8-15-14

Posted 8/15/2014 in Area

Family affair at West Point Rodeo

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

Six men dragged metal fencing and gates through the coarse sand at Eagle Ranch in West Point on Tuesday afternoon. They linked up the gates, and piece by piece pens began to emerge that will contain tense cowboys and eager beasts Friday and Saturday night. They mounted a sign that read "Welcome Rodeo Fans." The men moved efficiently -- they've done this before.

Site work continues on old Sara Lee plant

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

Earlier this week, trucks began arriving at the old Sara Lee plant to haul rubble away.

Arrest report: 8-14-14

Posted 8/14/2014 in Area

Value of West Point mill projected to increase

Posted 8/13/2014 in Area

Property in the city of West Point may be worth more money next year than it is now.

 

Millport officials to hear water update from engineer

Posted 8/13/2014 in Area

Millport officials should know by the end of the month if recent modifications to the town's water purification plant are sustainable and able to lower costs for treating the local water supply.

 

Poverty experts: Long problem needs long solutions

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

The transition out of poverty brought one word to mind for Anner Cunningham: Intimidating. Cunningham works for a non-profit in West Point called the Educational Opportunity Center, which helps people in pursuit of higher education plan their futures.

 

Deputies investigate possible groundhog attack

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is looking into a report of a groundhog attacking a woman over the weekend.

 

 

Nearly 300 pounds of pot found in traffic stop

Posted 8/12/2014 in Area

Two people were in custody, one in Louisiana and one in Mississippi Monday, after Louisiana State Police said troopers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the back of a man's car following a traffic stop near Hammond.

 

Finding a way out

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

Thomas Huffman's life changed. A year ago he was living with his parents in West Point. Now he has a job, his own place and a new Chevrolet pickup. The difference, he said, was acquiring work skills.

 

Source of soybean root rot stumps scientists

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops.

 

 

Police: 2 slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

Posted 8/11/2014 in Area

A drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime, police said.

 

 

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