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Scores released on state Curriculum Test

Posted 8/27/2014 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education on Tuesday released every school district's performance percentage scores for math and reading for the 2013-2014 school year. The Mississippi Curriculum Test tests students in third through eighth grade.

 

Millport water treatment working, but long term is key

Posted 8/27/2014 in Area

The city's water treatment enhancements have yielded positive results in the first few weeks of testing, but the current system's sustainability is unknown.

 

 

Chief asks FBI to help investigate weekend fight

Posted 8/27/2014 in Area

Police Chief Tim Brinkley says he's called in the FBI to help investigate a fight that hospitalized a 32-year-old man.

 

 

West Point chief: 1 arrest in weekend fight

Posted 8/26/2014 in Area

The police chief of West Point said one man was arrested Monday and more arrests are expected in a weekend assault that hospitalized a 32-year-old former Marine.

 

 

Not guilty plea in French Quarter dancer's death, dismemberment

Posted 8/26/2014 in Area

A woman has entered a not guilty plea in connection with the death and dismemberment of a French Quarter strip club dancer whose body parts washed ashore in 2012 on the Mississippi coast.

 

 

West Point man killed in one-car accident

Posted 8/25/2014 in Area

A West Point man died Saturday night after he was involved in a one-car, single-passenger accident on Highway 45.

 

 

Police: 2 hurt in West Point confrontation

Posted 8/25/2014 in Area

West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant.

 

 

Fire destroys shop at Mitchell Automotive

Posted 8/22/2014 in Area

A fire destroyed the Mitchell Automotive service center Thursday night after a car inside caught on fire.

 

Jobless rates see uptick in July

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

Recently released unemployment statistics show slight improvement over last July in the Golden Triangle. The numbers also tell a story of need for more job opportunities, as area rates are well above the 8-percent rate for Mississippi as a whole.

 

Amory voters to decide on liquor sales

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

Voters in Amory will decide Oct. 14 whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

 

 

Tupelo City Council passes e-cigarette ban

Posted 8/21/2014 in Area

The Tupelo City Council has approved an ordinance that bans the use of e-cigarettes at most restaurants and businesses.

 

Mobile veterans clinic visits West Point

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

The Jackson Veteran Mobile Clinic was in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday. It was in town to provide counseling for local combat veterans.

Sales tax revenue continues upward trend

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

The Golden Triangle sales tax revenue uptick continues. For the fourth month in a row, revenue was up in Columbus, Starkville and West Point.

Clay County escapee arrested in Indiana

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

An inmate who escaped from the Clay County Jail nearly two month ago was apprehended in Indiana on Monday.

Arrest report: 8-20-14

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

Vernon council dealing with city hall water leak

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

Years of water leaking and collecting underneath sections of Vernon City Hall have created a quagmire for the city council: rotted fascia boards, weakened floor and walls, and a variety of options to address them.

Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound gator

Posted 8/20/2014 in Area

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

 

Hamilton chemical plant death ruled drowning

Posted 8/18/2014 in Area

The Thursday morning death of a Brooksville man at a local chemical plant has been ruled a drowning.

 

 

Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

Posted 8/16/2014 in Area

Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.

 

 

Sturgis motorcycle rally ending hiatus this weekend

Posted 8/15/2014 in Area

Sturgis' annual bike rally returned from a lengthy hiatus Thursday night with a kick-off party in Louisville and will continue through Sunday morning.

 

 

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