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Christmastime tornadoes ravage South; at least 14 killed

Posted 12/26/2015 in Area

Instead of doing some last-minute shopping or wrapping gifts, families across the South spent Christmas Eve taking stock of their losses after an unusual outbreak of December tornadoes and other violent weather killed at least 14 people and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.

Unemployment rates show little change in November

Posted 12/24/2015 in Area

As was the case with the state and nation, unemployment rates in the Golden Triangle changed little in November.

Working on the holidays

Posted 12/24/2015 in Area

As the Golden Triangle's residents spend time with their families on Christmas Day, many fire, police and emergency personnel will work, as they do every other day of the year.

 

American Furniture to open Amory plant, hiring 140

Posted 12/23/2015 in Area

American Furniture Manufacturing will open a plant to make couches and sleeper sofas in Amory, investing $560,000 and hiring 140 people.

 

Storms expected in Golden Triangle today

Posted 12/22/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle emergency officials are preparing for the threat of severe weather that could include tornadoes today.

EMCC students earn GED diplomas, set new goals

Posted 12/19/2015 in Area

At the age of 46, Eupora resident Tammy Ranae Miley is ready to begin a new chapter in her life.

Authorities: Fighting roosters found in Monroe Co.

Posted 12/18/2015 in Area

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell claims that James Isic Morgan was a busy man.

Experts: Coyotes not a Golden Triangle problem

Posted 12/18/2015 in Area

Nobody knows the number of coyotes that roam the Golden Triangle.

 

Students struggle with Common Core assessment

Posted 12/17/2015 in Area

Five years after Mississippi K-12 educators began teaching new curricula to help students meet Common Core standards, the results of the first statewide testing were released today.

 

 

Man arrested in Monroe Co. cockfighting case

Posted 12/17/2015 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has seized of approximately 60 roosters suspected to be raised for the purpose of cockfighting.

 

 

Hamilton man injured in Thursday wreck

Posted 12/11/2015 in Area

A Thursday morning accident on Highway 45 Alternate sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries.

 

 

Hamilton coach assaulted during game

Posted 12/11/2015 in Area

A Hamilton High basketball coach was assaulted during a basketball game at Amory High School on Thursday.

 

Exercising the new trend with bicycles

Posted 12/10/2015 in Area

While holiday sales of bicycles are going pretty well for Boardtown Bikes, sales overall have been on the decline for the last year or so.

Area gas prices may fall more

Posted 12/8/2015 in Area

It might feel a bit like 2009 for motorists filling up in Mississippi.

Photo: Merry Christmas from West Point

Posted 12/8/2015 in Area

Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the West Point Christmas Parade on Monday.

EMCC students featured on MPB

Posted 12/7/2015 in Area

English students from East Mississippi Community College will be featured on Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Rural Voices Radio program this week.

Recycling options abundant in Golden Triangle

Posted 12/5/2015 in Area

While the specifics vary throughout the Golden Triangle, each of the region's three primary cities offer at least one way to recycle paper, plastic and metal products.

Influence of churches, once dominant, now waning in South

Posted 12/4/2015 in Area

Prayers said and the closing hymn sung, tea-drinking churchgoers fill Marble City Grill for Sunday lunch. But hard on their heels comes the afternoon crowd: craft beer-drinking, NFL-watching football fans.

Arrest report 12-3-15

Posted 12/3/2015 in Area

 

Pedestrian struck by car Thanksgiving morning

Posted 12/1/2015 in Area

A car struck and killed a pedestrian in West Point on Thanksgiving Day morning.

 

 

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