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Local legislators earn $309K from state

Posted 8/9/2016 in Area

Mississippi spent $8.1 million in salaries and expenses for the state's legislators in 2015-16, according to the annual Expenses and Appropriations report by the state auditor' office released on Monday.


Alabama Judicial Court to rule on chief justice's ouster

Posted 8/9/2016 in Area

Alabama's Court of the Judiciary said it will soon decide whether to remove Alabama's suspended chief justice, Roy Moore, from office after hearing Monday from both sides on his misconduct charges.


Habitat for Humanity continues to fulfill 'impossible' dreams

Posted 8/6/2016 in Area

In the late summer of 1997, Willie Garner was 62 years old and had never owned a home. The prospects of home ownership never seemed less likely than at that moment.

Tax sales coming for Lowndes, Oktibbeha

Posted 8/5/2016 in Area

Delinquent taxes on Lowndes and Oktibbeha County properties will soon be up for purchase.

Photo: Back to school kickoff

Posted 8/4/2016 in Area

Central School educators, from left, Kim Wilson, Angie Riddle and Pam Armstrong cheer Wednesday in the West Point High School gym during the West Point School District's Back to School Kickoff Event.

Starkville woman arrested for allegedly posting nude photos of another woman

Posted 8/3/2016 in Area

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested a Starkville woman who allegedly posted nude photos of another woman online.

Teen charged as adult in sexual battery

Posted 8/2/2016 in Area

A 16-year-old from Starkville faces an adult sexual battery charge after an incident reported last week.


Bentley says lottery special session will start Aug. 15

Posted 8/1/2016 in Area

Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that a special session on a proposed state lottery will begin Aug. 15, a time frame that could have the measure before voters in November -- but only if lawmakers reach quick agreement.


Excessive heat combined with lack of rain could hurt crops

Posted 7/29/2016 in Area

Looking hopefully at the gray clouds in the sky over his cotton field, Dwight Colson said Wednesday that if it didn't rain over the field in the next two days or so, he would have to turn on his irrigation system to water the cotton he planted in the spring.

Presley speaks with landowners about energy project

Posted 7/29/2016 in Area

In a public meeting at the Bell Schoolhouse Fire Station just outside Starkville Thursday, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley urged residents to reach out to representatives from Southern Cross Transmission if they have questions about the company's proposed wind energy transmission line.


Retailers prepare for tax free weekend

Posted 7/28/2016 in Area

Stores in the Golden Triangle area are preparing for tax free weekend this upcoming Friday and Saturday.


Unemployment rates spike in June

Posted 7/28/2016 in Area

Unemployment rates spiked noticeably in June throughout the Golden Triangle, a trend also evident on the state and national levels, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security on Wednesday.

Simmons pleads no contest to simple assault

Posted 7/27/2016 in Area

Mississippi State freshman football player Jeffery Simmons pleaded no contest to simple assault Tuesday in Macon Municipal Court, his lawyer Jay Perry said.


Aug. sentencing for couple who planned to join Islamic State

Posted 7/26/2016 in Area

A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group.


Gray captured hours after Clay County escape

Posted 7/24/2016 in Area

Starkville police officers, U.S. Marshals and Mississippi Department of Corrections officials apprehended an escaped Clay County inmate Saturday in Starkville, hours after he broke out of jail.

Prehistoric fish discovered in the depths of Bluff Lake

Posted 7/22/2016 in Area

Alligators aren't the only prehistoric creatures lurking in the depths of the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge's waterways.

Area schools face teacher shortages

Posted 7/22/2016 in Area

With students returning to school in less than two weeks, some area districts are scrambling to fill multiple last-minute teaching vacancies before classes begin.

Arrest report 7-22-16

Posted 7/22/2016 in Area

Area colleges moving to tobacco-free campuses

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

The move toward tobacco-free campuses ins headed toward the home stretch in the Golden Triangle.

'State Fair' musical to open Friday in West Point

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

It's 1946, and the State Fair is coming to town. The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the musical "State Fair" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Center Stage at Central School, 634 E. Westbrook St. in West Point.


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