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Highway 50 bridge work approaching completion

Posted 9/13/2016 in Area

Work that's reduced traffic flow to one lane across a bridge on Highway 50 should be completed soon, according to state officials.

West Point man represents US in World Water Ski Championships

Posted 9/12/2016 in Area

Last Wednesday afternoon, John Burris of West Point got in his final practice session before leaving for Sesena, Spain, for the World Water Ski Championships, which begin this week.


Mississippi State touts record enrollment

Posted 9/10/2016 in Area

Mississippi State University reported record enrollment and its largest ever freshman class for fall 2016, citing information released Friday by the State Institutions of Higher Learning.


Lowndes, Oktibbeha generate $2.5M from tax sales

Posted 9/6/2016 in Area

Tax sales in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties last week generated more than $2.5 million. Both counties held sales on tax liens of delinquent properties on Aug. 29.


Minor quake reported near Alabama-Mississippi line

Posted 9/6/2016 in Area

A minor, early morning earthquake was reported Monday near the Mississippi-Alabama state line.


Mossy Oak opens new golf course

Posted 9/3/2016 in Area

Clay Homan likes to reserve judgment before giving his thoughts about a golf course.


Locals affected by MDOC policy

Posted 9/3/2016 in Area

Twice a month, Shirley Ross drives two hours from her home in Maben to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County to visit her little sister who is serving time for a drug conviction.


Plum Creek Environmental celebrates expansion

Posted 9/1/2016 in Area

Jim Wamble could scarcely contain his awe before the crowd at the Ritz Theater and Convention Center in downtown West Point.

Some area third graders retained after retaking reading assessment

Posted 8/30/2016 in Area

Area third graders have up to three times to pass a state-mandated third grade reading summative assessment before districts determine whether to retain them.

Columbus, Starkville departments seek more officers; sheriffs' depts. fully staffed

Posted 8/29/2016 in Area

More than 200 officers work in local law enforcement departments in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

Area communities look forward to Dawg Days of fall

Posted 8/29/2016 in Area

Golden Triangle communities are preparing to reap the benefits of another Mississippi State University football season.

Alleged Clay County arsonists also charged in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/27/2016 in Area

Oktibbeha County deputies charged two suspects alleged in an ongoing Clay County arson investigation with similar felonies in the last two weeks.

Deputies arrest suspected Clay County arsonist

Posted 8/26/2016 in Area

A Houston man who allegedly hired three others to set a fire at the West Point Stockyard was arrested Thursday by Clay County deputies.

Charges added for suspected Clay arsonists

Posted 8/25/2016 in Area

Two Oktibbeha County men are facing additional arson counts in Clay County, according to a sheriff's office press release.

Unemployment rates down statewide

Posted 8/25/2016 in Area

Mississippi's unemployment rates are down for July, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


Judge denies bond for man held in 5 Alabama killings

Posted 8/25/2016 in Area

A judge refused to set bond Wednesday for a Mississippi man accused of killing five people and an unborn child who were slain one by one with an ax and shot inside a home in rural Alabama.


Clay Co. untangles 'arson for hire' plot

Posted 8/24/2016 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is working to untangle a complicated web in an "arson for hire" plot.


LINK to host Plum Creek Environmental announcement

Posted 8/24/2016 in Area

The Golden Triangle Development LINK will officially announce Plum Creek Environmental Technologies' West Point expansion on Aug. 31.


Clay deputies make fourth arson arrest

Posted 8/23/2016 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Department has arrested a fourth man in less than a week on arson charges.


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