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Area colleges moving to tobacco-free campuses

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

The move toward tobacco-free campuses ins headed toward the home stretch in the Golden Triangle.

'State Fair' musical to open Friday in West Point

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

It's 1946, and the State Fair is coming to town. The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the musical "State Fair" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Center Stage at Central School, 634 E. Westbrook St. in West Point.


Local universities named 'Great Colleges to Work for 2016'

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

Survey results released Monday by "The Chronicle of Higher Education" named Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University two of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for 2016."


Universities adjusting to Pokemon Go

Posted 7/19/2016 in Area

Pokemon hiding at Davis Wade Stadium will have to stay there, according to Mississippi State University officials.

Local players 'go' crazy over new Pokemon game

Posted 7/17/2016 in Area

Since the game's launch on July 6, efforts to describe the Pokemon Go phenomenon is like trying to hit a moving target. Literally.

Yoder Meat Snacks: A family business

Posted 7/15/2016 in Area

Three of Olen Yoder's sons pour chunks of beef chuck eye rolls and Boston butts into a meat grinder, stuff sausage casings with the ground meat and hang the stuffed casings on a rolling wooden frame to transport the soon-to-be summer sausages to an outdoor smoker.


EMCC starts smoke-free policy

Posted 7/15/2016 in Area

East Mississippi Community College is joining several other college campuses that have implemented a tobacco-free policy.


CMSD posts D rating for 2014-15

Posted 7/14/2016 in Area

Columbus Municipal School District maintained its D rating, but Superintendent Philip Hickman is optimistic that the school district will improve moving forward.

Clay Co. grand jury indicts accused jail escapee

Posted 7/14/2016 in Area

A grand jury in Clay County has indicted an inmate for trying to escape from jail.

Bad Check Unit sees fewer cases

Posted 7/13/2016 in Area

A district attorney's office division that has operating for almost 44 years may be declining in relevance.

Murder charge dropped against West Point woman

Posted 7/9/2016 in Area

A West Point woman will no longer face a capital murder charge for the death of her son.

Couple arrested for sexual abuse of children

Posted 7/1/2016 in Area

A Clay County couple has been arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of children.


Fire officials warn of fireworks safety before holiday

Posted 7/1/2016 in Area

With the Fourth of July approaching, fire officials are reminding citizens to be careful with fireworks.


Southern Cross meets with citizens about proposed transmission line

Posted 7/1/2016 in Area

Almost 200 people attended a three-hour public open house in West Point to have officials from energy company Southern Cross Transmission answer their questions about a proposed HDVC transmission line that may run through their property.

Local legislators react to special session

Posted 6/30/2016 in Area

The Mississippi House has agreed to a plan to fill deficits in the final days of the budget year.

High school WorkKeys testing sees growth

Posted 6/29/2016 in Area

The Golden Triangle Early Workforce Initiative is seeing an increase in positive results in its second year, according to Golden Triangle Development LINK officials.


Local Fourth of July celebrations set

Posted 6/29/2016 in Area

Fourth of July celebrations will start with a bang Friday in Columbus.



Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

Posted 6/29/2016 in Area

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.


Pickens Co. teacher faces more charges

Posted 6/25/2016 in Area

A Pickens County, Alabama teacher previously charged with multiple counts of having sex with a student now faces an additional 16 charges.

Arrest report 6-24-16

Posted 6/24/2016 in Area


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