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One dead, two hospitalized after Thursday wreck in Hamilton

Posted 10/19/2018 in Area

One person has died and two others were hospitalized following a car accident in Hamilton Thursday afternoon.


'You wonder how in the world it's going to get fixed': Local utilities workers, firefighters encounter 'overwhelming' damage in Florida panhandle after Hurricane Michael

Posted 10/18/2018 in Area

For 4-County Electric Power Association, working in response to Hurricane Michael on the Florida panhandle has meant living out of a tent city.

'My best friend': Area dog lovers share pet stories for Adopt-a-Dog Month

Posted 10/15/2018 in Area

When Jessica Horton moved away from her family and friends in Columbus, she knew her next stop was Hawaii Island Humane Society.

An unfair tax?: Drivers take issue with hybrid/electric car fees; lawmakers claim they are reasonable in face of road, bridge crisis

Posted 10/13/2018 in Area

When Mike Buehler received a notice from the Mississippi Department of Revenue a week ago that he would be required to pay a fee for driving his 2014 Tesla each year, he bit his lip and did a little research before forming an opinion. The verdict? "It's unfair," the Starkville radiologist said.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'Victorious, not victims'

Posted 10/12/2018 in Area

Betty Powers was sitting under a hair dryer in a beauty salon on Valentine's Day when her daughter, Angie McKinney, called and said she had stage three breast cancer. Powers, who is currently battling lymphoma, stayed strong for her daughter until the phone call ended. Powers remembered her chemotherapy and treatment, but thinking of her daughter going through a similar battle felt more difficult.


State board approves ratings for area school districts

Posted 10/12/2018 in Area

Accountability ratings for area school districts remain unchanged nearly a month after the Mississippi State Board of Education delayed approving them.


Crack-down results in 250 arrests in N. Miss.

Posted 10/11/2018 in Area

More than 250 suspects of violent crimes were arrested in a month-long combined operation of law enforcement in North Mississippi last month.

Arrest report 10-3-18

Posted 10/3/2018 in Area

Circuit offices notify voters of precinct location changes

Posted 9/27/2018 in Area

Three voting locations across Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties have been moved ahead of November's elections.

New 4-County leader plans to continue trajectory of success

Posted 9/27/2018 in Area

4-County Electric Power Association has a new leader.

Arrest report 9-24-18

Posted 9/24/2018 in Area

'Fact-finders and decision-makers': Voters will choose judges ruling on family issues in Nov. 6 election

Posted 9/22/2018 in Area

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has been on the road since Labor Day in his effort to encourage citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

Peco Foods holds job fair at EMCC

Posted 9/22/2018 in Area

Hundreds of people from across the Golden Triangle and beyond converged on East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus on Saturday for a job fair for the new Peco Foods plant in West Point.

Delay of school rating approval blindsides local districts

Posted 9/21/2018 in Area

Local school administrators expressed shock at the State Board of Education's decision Thursday to postpone approving letter grade accountability ratings for school districts and schools.


MDE issues last-minute notice that released school accountability ratings are unofficial

Posted 9/20/2018 in Area

On the day the public school accountability ratings were supposed to be released, the Mississippi State Board of Education voted to delay their approval until October.


Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings

Posted 9/20/2018 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, which showed improvements for three school districts in the Golden Triangle.

Into the fire: Dozens of area college students balance studies, volunteering as rural firefighters

Posted 9/15/2018 in Area

Mississippi State freshman Mitch Graves was walking through the university activities fair on the Drill Field his first week of classes, looking at his different extracurricular options, when someone from one of the booths shouted: "Hey! You wanna be a fireman?"

Arrest report 9-13-18

Posted 9/13/2018 in Area

Arrest report 9-10-18

Posted 9/10/2018 in Area

'Not just fighting fires': Area fire chiefs compare firefighter pay in profession with increasing training, scope of duties

Posted 9/8/2018 in Area

He's 21 years old. He has a high school education and a higher-than-average ACT score. He's just been handed 75 pounds worth of weights and is told to climb a stairclimber with them on his back for three minutes and 20 seconds.


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