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Court legalizes same-sex marriage, but what about local churches?

Posted 7/4/2015 in Area

Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, but that holds no bearing on individual religious institutions -- they can marry whom they choose within their walls.


West Point selectman take a pay cut

Posted 7/2/2015 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen is taking a self-administered pay cut this week. At Monday's budget hearing, the board voted 4-1 to lower their salaries from $18,000 a year to $14,500.


Miss. Highway Patrol to increase number of patrol troopers for July 4 weekend

Posted 7/2/2015 in Area

The Mississippi Highway Patrol District 5 will increase the number of troopers it has on a patrol for the Fourth of July weekend, according to Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed with MHP.


Arrest report: 7-2-15

Posted 7/2/2015 in Area


All shook up, but not in Golden Triangle

Posted 6/30/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle has never sustained an earthquake.


Professor: Gay couples still face hurdles despite court ruling

Posted 6/27/2015 in Area

The first time they met, June and Bette were too shy to talk to one another.

Area unemployment rate jumps as summer arrives

Posted 6/25/2015 in Area

One glance at the latest unemployment numbers tells us one thing: School is out for summer.


Jobs coming to Wren, furniture company expands

Posted 6/25/2015 in Area

United Furniture Industries is moving its distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture Industries distribution facility in Wren.



Heat advisory issued for Golden Triangle

Posted 6/24/2015 in Area

Officials say Golden Triangle residents should avoid strenuous outdoor activities today and Thursday as the heat index could reach 105 degrees.


Arrest report: 6-24-15

Posted 6/24/2015 in Area

Stigma persists despite rise in single father households

Posted 6/20/2015 in Area

Only 32 percent of children in Mississippi live with their married, biological parents, according to The Upshot.


Lowndes Co. Coroner: Bone found in Steens not human

Posted 6/19/2015 in Area

Lowndes County coroner says bone found May 28 did not come from human.



Write-in candidates eligible in District 41

Posted 6/18/2015 in Area

Write-in candidates are eligible for election in the Democratic primary for District 41 representative, and that has opened the possibility of formalized write-in campaigns for the seat.


Proposed special needs class in West Point raising money

Posted 6/18/2015 in Area

Last fall, then 4-year-old Nora Molina stood atop a slide in West Point and looked down.


Family files $2M lawsuit against West Point

Posted 6/17/2015 in Area

A mother has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of West Point, claiming police officers used unnecessary force and a stun gun on her developmentally disabled teenage daughter.


EMCC barber grad lined up for success

Posted 6/16/2015 in Area

The first time Chris Clark cut someone's hair other than his own, it did not go well.


Permit error could have led to EPA violation

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has corrected an error in the wastewater pretreatment permit it issued Yokohama that would have allowed the company's Clay County facility to discharge cadmium, a known cancer-causing agent, at a level that exceeds safe limits.



What's in a tire? It's not just rubber.

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

A tall, blue-collar man is eating at a gas station. His sewn-on nametag says 'Jimmy' in red letters and he's talking with another man over sandwiches. When asked if he knew what was in his tires, he laughed and looked around uncertainly.


Area companies have paid nearly half million in penalties since 2011

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

Entities in the Golden Triangle have paid nearly half a million dollars in environmental penalties in fewer than five years.


Swarm of earthquakes rattles rural Alabama; reason unclear

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

Jim Sterling didn't know what had hit his 156-year-old antebellum home when an earthquake struck Alabama's old plantation region early one morning last November. Startled, he grabbed a gun and ran outdoors.



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