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USPS announces operations plan for National Day of Mourning

Posted 12/4/2018 in Area

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.


Arrest report 12-3-18

Posted 12/3/2018 in Area

Faver wins close chancery judge runoff

Posted 11/29/2018 in Area

Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver has won a runoff election to the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judge seat, based on unofficial election results.

Studdard wins chancery judge runoff; other race too close to call

Posted 11/28/2018 in Area

One chancery judgeship has been decided in Tuesday's runoff elections, while another is still too close to call.

Local businesses set themselves apart during holiday shopping opening weekend

Posted 11/27/2018 in Area

Sarah Barefield was pleased with her weekend, if not a little amazed. As manager for The Purple Elephant on Wilkins Wise Road in Columbus, she saw crowds of customers during Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday move through the registers with holiday gift purchases, mostly Mississippi-made pottery items.

MSMS senior shines in role as state's Distinguished Young Woman

Posted 11/27/2018 in Area

When Lori Feng was an elementary school student, her father took her to a Distinguished Young Women event where they were living in Washington.

Counties bidding for emergency bridge repair funding

Posted 11/26/2018 in Area

Area counties are preparing to compete with others from across the state for money from a $250 million state allocation for bridge and road repairs.

Unemployment remains flat in Golden Triangle

Posted 11/23/2018 in Area

Unemployment rates continued to remain flat for the month of October as the nation continues to move what economists consider full employment, according to the latest labor market report by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Arrest report 11-23-18

Posted 11/23/2018 in Area

Salvation Army kicks off holiday campaigns

Posted 11/21/2018 in Area

Even before Halloween, retailers rush to get their Christmas displays on the floor. But they have nothing on Lt. Christian Smith in getting an early jump on the holiday.

Photos: A Place for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/2018 in Area

Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller prepares her table Tuesday for a Thanksgiving meal with MUW students at the President's House. Miller invited students and faculty to join her and her husband for Thanksgiving and she expects 10 to 15 guests around noon today. "I hope they'll feel like part of a family," Miller said.

Arrest report 11-19-18

Posted 11/21/2018 in Area

'The thrill of the hunt': West Point conservation estate hosts state's first helice field

Posted 11/17/2018 in Area

Mike Duke began helice shooting as a challenge from friend Jimmy Bryan. The West Point native had never before tried shooting at targets which, unlike traditional clay shooting, could be launched in multiple directions, meaning he'd have to be quicker than usual to aim at and hit the targets.

Failing no more: How principals, teachers at two area schools led their campuses out of MDE's ratings basement

Posted 11/16/2018 in Area

In August, Franklin Academy Principal Tawan Williams walked into the school library where her teachers sat waiting. With a sense of pride and optimism, she delivered the long-awaited news -- Franklin, an elementary school in the struggling Columbus Municipal School District, was a C-rated campus.

MSU architecture students show possible Boys and Girls Club facility designs

Posted 11/16/2018 in Area

Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle leadership previewed design plans for new facilities in Starkville and West Point on Thursday evening.

Area high school juniors show improvement on ACT

Posted 11/15/2018 in Area

Columbus High School juniors increased ACT scores in spring 2018, while Starkville High School and Lowndes County School District record higher scores than the state average.

Columbus teen dies in Clay County wreck

Posted 11/14/2018 in Area

A Columbus teenager and West Point High School student has died following a car accident in Clay County Tuesday evening.

Waverley Mansion has potential buyer

Posted 11/13/2018 in Area

Although details are few, it appears historic Waverley Mansion may soon have a new owner.

'A better deal': Plea agreements incentivize defendants to admit to crimes, keep the justice system moving

Posted 11/11/2018 in Area

Starkville resident James Bardwell had a choice. He could go to trial for sexual battery and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Or, he could accept a plea agreement from the state to confess to the weapons charges, spend the next 18 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and not have to register as a sex offender when released.


Chancery district 14-1 runoff picture still murky

Posted 11/8/2018 in Area

The runoff picture for the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judgeship remained unclear Thursday evening after Oktibbeha County released updated vote totals.



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