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Local Fourth of July celebrations set

Posted 6/29/2016 in Area

Fourth of July celebrations will start with a bang Friday in Columbus.



Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

Posted 6/29/2016 in Area

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.


Pickens Co. teacher faces more charges

Posted 6/25/2016 in Area

A Pickens County, Alabama teacher previously charged with multiple counts of having sex with a student now faces an additional 16 charges.

Arrest report 6-24-16

Posted 6/24/2016 in Area


Lowndes, other school districts don't expect tax increases

Posted 6/23/2016 in Area

Although its funding request for next year will go up slightly, Lowndes County School District Administrator Kenneth Hughes doesn't expect to see an increase in millage when the district presents its budget for 2017.


Unemployment rate rises in May

Posted 6/23/2016 in Area

Unemployment is up across the state, but labor statistics officials say that's not cause for concern.


The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown June 23, 2016

Posted 6/23/2016 in Area


Local libraries play vital community roles

Posted 6/18/2016 in Area

Local libraries have always been a source of information and creativity, but they have evolved into community centers packed with developmental programs and essential resources. As a result of budget cuts to the Mississippi Library Commission, many small, community libraries may struggle to provide those services on which community members rely.

Summer food programs aim to combat child hunger

Posted 6/16/2016 in Area

Imagine a student leaving school each Friday afternoon not knowing if they will eat before returning to school Monday morning. Now imagine, instead of two days, the child must endure two months of food insecurity during schools' summer vacations.

Monroe Co. sued over deputy-involved shooting death

Posted 6/9/2016 in Area

The daughters of a man shot and killed during a raid by Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies last fall have filed a federal lawsuit against Monroe County.

West Point girl making mark in competitive shooting

Posted 6/7/2016 in Area

One shot. One goal. It sounds simple, but when your breathing accelerates and you can hear your heart pounding and you see how the beats shake your hands, focusing on one shot can be a daunting task.


Police: Man urinating along highway leads to fatal crash

Posted 6/6/2016 in Area

Authorities say a man has been killed and two others, including a Louisiana state trooper, have been injured following two crashes that occurred after a driver pulled over to urinate.



MSU one win away

Posted 6/4/2016 in Area

STARKVILLE -- One more win. The top-seeded and No. 4 Mississippi State University baseball team moved into the championship round of the Starkville Regional with a 4-1 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field.


Photo: Bumblebee & marigold

Posted 6/3/2016 in Area

A bumblebee feeds on the nectar of a marigold recently near Millport, Ala.

Arrest report 6-3-16

Posted 6/3/2016 in Area


Area counties remove 'No Guns Allowed' signs

Posted 6/2/2016 in Area

It is still possible to encounter "No Guns Allowed" signs around the area. You just won't see them at any county-owned buildings.


Area libraries facing budget cuts

Posted 6/2/2016 in Area

Mississippi libraries are bracing for tightened belts after a cut in state funding to the Mississippi Library Commission.

Firefighters promote grill safety for Memorial Day

Posted 5/27/2016 in Area

Golden Triangle firefighters are urging the public to utilize safe practices and common sense over the Memorial Day weekend.

April jobless rates in Golden Triangle lowest in years

Posted 5/26/2016 in Area

The last time unemployment rates in Lowndes County were this low? 2001.


West Point couple dies after fire

Posted 5/24/2016 in Area

A West Point couple is dead following a house fire.



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