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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.


Statistics paint grim picture of poverty in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/9/2014 in Area

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau released a study documenting what parts of the country are considered "poverty areas" -- regions with a 20 percent poverty rate or higher.

First Yokohama phase on schedule for fall 2015

Posted 8/8/2014 in Area

Construction is on schedule for the new Yokohama Tire Company plant in West Point to begin operations in roughly 14 months.


Business group grades area legislators

Posted 8/8/2014 in Area

Three state legislators from the Golden Triangle have been an awarded "A" gradings by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee.


West Point specialty store to relocate to Oxford

Posted 8/7/2014 in Area

After 12 years as a downtown staple, Culin-Arts, a culinary supply store, will be closing by the end of the month. The store's owner, Valeda Carmichael, said she will relocate her business to Oxford.

Vernon audit leads to $2K in monthly savings

Posted 8/6/2014 in Area

A simple audit will save the City of Vernon roughly $2,000 a month.

Arrest report: 8-6-14

Posted 8/6/2014 in Area


Judge: Ala. abortion clinic law unconstitutional

Posted 8/6/2014 in Area

A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.


Crawford stabbing sends two to hospital

Posted 8/4/2014 in Area

A Saturday morning argument over a man sent two women to the hospital and one to jail.

Lowndes, Clay officials: Teamwork is key in 911 calls

Posted 8/3/2014 in Area

When a person calls 911 from a cellphone, they trust dispatchers on the other end of the line will be in the same county. However, that's not always the case. Last week, three Columbus men were killed when the car they were riding in ran off Officer's Lake Road and hit a tree in Lowndes County. Two people survived and one of them called 911 from their cell phone.

Volunteers needed for student move-in

Posted 8/1/2014 in Area

The population in the Golden Triangle will boost dramatically in the coming weeks as college students descend on the area. As hundreds of students move into dorm rooms at Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, local volunteers are needed to lend a hand.

AirBnB offers homes away from home

Posted 7/31/2014 in Area

There are 1,846 hotel rooms in the Golden Triangle, but few are like the Bouchillon Lodge. The Lodge is different in that it is a bed and breakfast, which is typically defined as a hotel with 10 rooms or fewer that provides a more home-like feel.

Arrest report: 7-31-14

Posted 7/31/2014 in Area

MSU's FCA group helps athletes make transition to college life

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

The Columbus Rotary Club hosted the Mississippi State University Fellowship of Christian Athletes at its luncheon on Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club. Bill Buckley is the FCA director for Mississippi State. He and his team cover the entire eastern part of the state on behalf of FCA; they offer support to high schools and middle schools in the area.

Governor touts workers, state's growth potential

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant gave area leaders a preview of his upcoming Neshoba County Fair speech Monday as he touted the successes of the Golden Triangle's blue-collar workers and the state's ability to come together and aggressively pursue major economic development projects.

Millport may need to purchase land to meet waste water challenge

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

With less than a month before the Town of Millport must resolve its lingering issues with its waste water lagoon, there's a chance the city will have to purchase land from Lamar County to keep costs within the $350,000 threshold of a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs.


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