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SHS volleyball players kneel for anthem at New Hope

Posted 10/5/2017 in Area

Area school districts are grappling with how to deal with student protests of the national anthem after members of the Starkville High School volleyball team knelt for its playing earlier this week.

Former MLB draftee arrested in Clay County

Posted 10/3/2017 in Area

A former baseball coach at Starkville Academy was arrested in Clay County for burglary and two counts of grand larceny.

Desperate separation: Puerto Rican natives living in Golden Triangle scramble for news, communication with relatives after Hurricane Maria

Posted 9/30/2017 in Area

Starkville resident Daria Rodriguez spent two days viewing online images of the destruction Hurricane Maria wrought on her home commonwealth of Puerto Rico -- all without hearing from her 10-year-old son, Diego Cerame, who was on the island when the storm hit Sept. 20.


Clay County authorities search for stolen trucks

Posted 9/29/2017 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding stolen pickups.


Unemployment takes expected seasonal dip in August

Posted 9/28/2017 in Area

Anyone looking for an explanation for the dramatic dip in unemployment in the Golden Triangle in August need only look at the calendar.


Body discovered in Pickens County identified as missing West Point man

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are investigating the homicide of a missing West Point man whose body was discovered in Pickens County, Alabama.


Three candidates certified in Dist. 38 race

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

The State Board of Election Commissioners qualified three candidates for the Mississippi House of Representatives District 38 special election earlier this week.

City completes second-highest sales tax collection year on record

Posted 9/21/2017 in Area

Sales tax collections for 2017 in Columbus are lower than last year, but city officials are still touting strong economic footing.

New West Point police chief returns to where career began

Posted 9/19/2017 in Area

To Avery Cook, teaching kids karate at the CK&A Karate School downtown has some parallels to policing.

Vietnam: Four veterans, four stories

Posted 9/16/2017 in Area

No two stories are the same.

West Point hires new police chief

Posted 9/13/2017 in Area

West Point's new police chief is anything but new when it comes to law enforcement in his hometown.

Waverley hits market with $2.9M price tag

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

In his long career in real estate, Dick Leike has not only sold some historic properties, he's bought them, too.

Irma evacuees come to Golden Triangle

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

The 100-year-old house Eleni Papanou lives in with her two daughters withstood the last serious hurricane to hit Tarpon Springs, Florida, back in 1921. She's hoping it survives Hurricane Irma, as well.

Harvey brings little more than wind, rain to area

Posted 9/1/2017 in Area

A long day of threatening weather paced with little damage, according to emergency management directors in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

Locals ramp up for Harvey relief

Posted 8/30/2017 in Area

Relief agencies are seeking mostly monetary donations to help victims in the wake of historic flooding Hurricane Harvey left behind in the Houston, Texas, metro area.


West Point police still searching for armed robbers

Posted 8/30/2017 in Area

Officers with the West Point Police Department are investigating a Monday night armed robbery.


Too good for drugs: Program in area schools, community teaches kids about life skills to prevent drug, alcohol abuse

Posted 8/29/2017 in Area

The day after 15-year-old Shelbi Taylor was released from the Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center, she texted drug prevention specialist Arleen Weatherby.

Flight of fancy: Delta pulls out all the stops for a special passenger

Posted 8/26/2017 in Area

The Giesbrecht family lives on 100 acres of land in Brooksville in a home that sits high on a ridge. From the front porch, you can look down on several of the family's five catfish ponds, the cows grazing contentedly nearby and beyond their property, across Lynn Creek Road, a bucolic landscape that makes you want to paint it.

Golden Triangle unemployment rates remain stable

Posted 8/24/2017 in Area

An increase in jobs combined with a decrease in employment cause a slight spike in across the state, according to the data released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


Body found in southern Noxubee County

Posted 8/23/2017 in Area

A woman's body was found in Noxubee County Tuesday night.



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