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Missing motorist called 911 twice before disappearing

Posted 7/6/2018 in Area

A regional team of first responders continued a search Friday morning for an Oktibbeha County woman who is missing in southwestern Clay County.

Statistics don't support claims of rising crime

Posted 7/6/2018 in Area

In January 2017, then Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis answered a reporter's question about the city's crime rate with a promise that violence was on the rise and that a biblical end-times prophesy was being fulfilled.

Burglary gradually rising in Golden Triangle

Posted 7/6/2018 in Area

Though violent crime numbers have decreased or leveled off in Starkville and Columbus, property crimes -- specifically burglaries -- have been steadily increasing.

 

Search underway for missing Oktibbeha County woman

Posted 7/5/2018 in Area

A regional team of first responders is conducting a search for an Oktibbeha County woman who is missing in southwestern Clay County.

 

Golden Triangle gears up for July 4 with fireworks shows

Posted 7/2/2018 in Area

Starkville's parks and recreation department will again host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday at the Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.

Mississippi shows slight increase in child wellbeing

Posted 6/28/2018 in Area

Mississippi ranks 48th in child wellbeing, the highest ranking in nearly 30 years, according to the Mississippi KIDS COUNT study.

Community-minded, charity-focused: Zachary's, other restaurants find ways to give back

Posted 6/28/2018 in Area

When owner Doug Pellum opened Zachary's restaurant in 2001, he wanted to create the kind of space he'd like to visit -- a community-oriented dive bar with great food and a lively atmosphere.

Golden Triangle YTD sales tax collections remain steady

Posted 6/28/2018 in Area

Sales tax collections for the month of May were up in Columbus and West Point and dipped slightly in Starkville compared to last May, but fiscal year revenues for all three cities are slightly lower than that in 2017, according to the June report.

Arrest report 6-28-18

Posted 6/28/2018 in Area

 

Noxubee County man shot outside nightclub

Posted 6/25/2018 in Area

A Noxubee County man died over the weekend after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

 

 

Primary run-off elections slated for Tuesday

Posted 6/25/2018 in Area

The general election ballot will be set Tuesday following a pair of primary run-offs for Democratic U.S. Senate and Republican District 3 House of Representatives, but turnout is expected to be low.

 

Grandmother arrested for kidnapping granddaughter

Posted 6/22/2018 in Area

A woman in Clay County has been jailed for allegedly kidnapping her granddaughter, initiating an Amber Alert, Wednesday night.

Area unemployment spikes, still lower than last year

Posted 6/21/2018 in Area

Although unemployment rates spiked in Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties in May -- increases of anywhere from 1 percent to 1.7 percent compared to April -- data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security suggests that the unemployment rates have flattened after a steady increase over the past year.

 

Fatal car crash begins in West Point Walmart parking lot

Posted 6/19/2018 in Area

A West Point man has died either just before or during a car accident near Walmart off Highway 45 South Alternate Monday.

 

Arrest report 6-19-18

Posted 6/19/2018 in Area

The Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle hosts youth cooking demonstration to help fight childhood hunger

Posted 6/18/2018 in Area

Fifty children started tearing up during a special program at the Boys and Girls Club Thursday, but the adults in the room urged them not to worry -- crying while chopping onions is a common occurrence.

Senator's son to spend three years in prison for robbery

Posted 6/14/2018 in Area

The son of a state legislator will spend three years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to robbery.

Making a splash: Caledonia mulls building splash pad while other area cities praise value of theirs

Posted 6/13/2018 in Area

The town of Caledonia hopes to make a big splash at a one-acre parcel located next to the YMCA.

'Hooked on books': Summer reading programs combat illiteracy locally

Posted 6/12/2018 in Area

In a state where illiteracy rates top the national average, local libraries have implemented summer programs to get Mississippi's youngest reading.

Oktibbeha supervisor allegedly gave county property to IHL board member

Posted 6/12/2018 in Area

The Mississippi State Auditor's Office is investigating Oktibbeha County officials for potentially wrongly giving away almost $3,000 in county property to a private citizen.

 

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