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Forestry Commission bracing for budget cuts

Posted 5/23/2017 in Area

Budget cuts are forcing the Mississippi Forestry Commission to reorganize and cut 75 jobs in the process.

Walking with purpose: Recent college graduate traverses Golden Triangle on cross country trek

Posted 5/22/2017 in Area

Marshall Hardee is on the last leg of a 2,000-plus-mile journey across the country. On foot.

Local reps respond to colleague's lynching post

Posted 5/22/2017 in Area

Local legislators on both sides of the aisle are criticizing a colleague's recent Facebook post about the removal of Confederate statues in New Orleans.

Man accused in 'arson for hire' plot arrested for illegal moonshine

Posted 5/19/2017 in Area

A man previously implicated in an "arson for hire" plot in Clay County is now behind bars for allegedly distilling moonshine.


Victim shot in leg in West Point drive-by

Posted 5/13/2017 in Area

Officers with West Point Police Department are asking for the public's help with an investigation into a Friday drive-by shooting.


Seeing clearly: Foundation offering free eye exams, glasses for uninsured third graders who fail MAP reading test

Posted 5/12/2017 in Area

Local third graders who failed the Mississippi Assessment Program reading exam have access to intervention that could spur them to higher academic achievement in years to come.

Starkville Realtor picked to sell Lee Middle property

Posted 5/12/2017 in Area

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority is working with Farmer Commercial Properties, a Starkville-based realty firm, to sell the Lee Middle School property on Military Road.

CPD rounds up five in alleged Golden Triangle 'burglary ring'

Posted 5/11/2017 in Area

Officers with Columbus Police Department have arrested five West Point residents believed to be involved in a Golden Triangle-wide "burglary ring."


Health officials: Norovirus likely cause of baseball illness

Posted 5/10/2017 in Area

Alabama health officials say norovirus is likely to blame for an illness outbreak at a college baseball tournament in Montgomery.


Area universities tap commencement speakers

Posted 5/4/2017 in Area

When Sally Doty was a sophomore at Mississippi University for Women, she had experiences that would put her on the path to becoming a state senator.


Neighbors' feud ends in bloodshed

Posted 5/4/2017 in Area

The suspect in the shooting death of a Monroe County man Tuesday was formally arraigned for murder on Wednesday.



Alabama committee votes to allow nitrogen executions

Posted 5/4/2017 in Area

Alabama moved closer to allowing death row inmates to be executed with nitrogen gas, a method only available in two other states and that has so far never been used.


Robinson wins re-election in West Point

Posted 5/3/2017 in Area

Democrat Robbie Robinson cruised to a primary victory to secure his second term as mayor.

Photos: Election night

Posted 5/3/2017 in Area

Stephen and Stephanie Jones show their excitement as the votes are tallied at the Municipal Complex in Columbus Tuesday night. Jones will face Republican Mark Ward for Ward 1 councilman.

Marshals comb North Miss. for sex offender compliance

Posted 5/2/2017 in Area

Law enforcement knocked on more than 100 doors in Lowndes County over the last two weeks as part of a county-wide address compliance check on registered sex offenders.

Voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primaries

Posted 5/2/2017 in Area

Voters in Columbus, Starkville and West Point will head to the polls for municipal election party primaries today.

Legal group dings West Point hospital for possible violations

Posted 4/29/2017 in Area

An organization's recent probe into how well hospitals in Mississippi and Louisiana informed low-income and indigent patients of their charity care policies found one Golden Hospital Triangle lacking.

Local employment numbers remain stable

Posted 4/28/2017 in Area

Fewer Mississippians are looking for work than at any point since 1999, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Southern Cross submits route plan

Posted 4/26/2017 in Area

Southern Cross Transmission filed a petition with the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Tuesday formally proposing a route for the company's 400-mile, 500-kilovolt wind energy line.

City GPS trackers helping with efficiency

Posted 4/26/2017 in Area

Long idling times for vehicles, joyriding and other misuses -- a 2014 J5 Broaddus study of Global Positioning System (GPS) data from trackers mounted on Columbus city vehicles found these and other inefficiencies.


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