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Southern Cross line expected to have $1B impact

Posted 12/20/2016 in Area

The wind energy transmission line Southern Cross Transmission Company representatives hope to build across north Mississippi would have a $1.05 billion direct economic impact in the state over 30 years, according to an independent economic analysis the company commissioned on its own behalf.

Communities donate food for those in need, first responders

Posted 12/20/2016 in Area

For the 100th straight year, members of First United Methodist Church of Columbus have brought canned goods and monetary donations for the church's annual White Christmas celebration.

Staying healthy during the holidays

Posted 12/19/2016 in Area

The way to stay healthy during the holidays isn't so much to avoid fattening foods as it is focusing on a healthy lifestyle, local experts agree.


Former Carrollton councilman sentenced to life for child molestation

Posted 12/17/2016 in Area

A former member of the Carrollton City Council in Alabama was sentenced to life in prison last week for molesting children, according to a press release from Pickens County District Attorney Chris McCool's office.



Court: West Point apartments not responsible for shooting death

Posted 12/16/2016 in Area

Justices on the Mississippi Supreme Court have ruled landlords of a West Point apartment complex that was the scene of a 2012 murder could not have foreseen the crime and can't be held liable, upholding a ruling from the Clay County Circuit Court in 2015.



One dead in Noxubee Co. shooting

Posted 12/12/2016 in Area

One man is dead and another in custody following a fatal shooting in Noxubee County.



Officers: Citizen complaints part of the job

Posted 12/10/2016 in Area

For law enforcement agents, each day comes with countless interactions with citizens.


Communiversity groundbreaking held Friday

Posted 12/10/2016 in Area

After years of planning, the Communiversity -- a major workforce educational training center -- is under construction. State, local and federal officials were on-hand for a Friday morning groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the facility, off Highway 82 in Lowndes County just west of PACCAR.

Cities ready help homeless during cold

Posted 12/9/2016 in Area

The first cold blast of weather arrived Thursday, which means Glenda Buckhalter was out of the office for most of the day, trying to find homeless people in the city to secure lodging for them in area hotels.

Suspected arsonist ring wreaks havoc in region

Posted 12/9/2016 in Area

When Billy Scott woke up on Nov. 5, 2015, he had multiple missed calls and messages telling him West Point Stockyard was in flames.

Arrest report 12-8-16

Posted 12/8/2016 in Area

Brady led pack in North Miss. election fundraising

Posted 12/6/2016 in Area

Columbus attorney John Brady's campaign raised nearly $240,000 in his unsuccessful bid for a seat on the Mississippi Supreme Court, according to documents filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State's office.


Christmas parades in Columbus, West Point postponed

Posted 12/5/2016 in Area

Christmas parades scheduled to be held both in Columbus and West Point tonight have been postponed to Tuesday due to weather.


Higgins, LINK shine in national spotlight

Posted 12/5/2016 in Area

The Golden Triangle spent time in the national spotlight Sunday evening as CBS aired a feature on the region's industrial boom on the weekly "60 Minutes" broadcast.


Gov. lifts burn ban after consistent rainfall

Posted 12/3/2016 in Area

The almost two-month burn ban enforced in 52 Mississippi counties, including the Golden Triangle, has been lifted, according to a press release from the Mississippi Forestry Commission.



Forestry Commission recommends lifting state-level burn ban

Posted 12/2/2016 in Area

The drought may not be over, but the burn ban ordered by Gov. Phil Bryant's office may soon end, perhaps as early as today.


Starkville man arrested for domestic violence, aggravated assault

Posted 12/2/2016 in Area

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested a Starkville man for a domestic violence incident on Thanksgiving.

60 Minutes to focus on LINK CEO, Golden Triangle area

Posted 12/2/2016 in Area

The Golden Triangle's industrial development efforts will be in the national spotlight Sunday evening as an episode of CBS' 60 Minutes profiles Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins.

West Point police ask for video evidence in shooting

Posted 12/1/2016 in Area

West Point police have issued a call for video footage that may lead to an arrest in the Nov. 25 shooting at Bryan Union Hall that took the life of Dejah Shaw, 21, of West Point.

Chamberlin, Wilson win runoff elections

Posted 11/30/2016 in Area

Bobby Chamberlin defeated Columbus attorney John Brady in a runoff election for a seat on the Mississippi Supreme Court.


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