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Miss. House staff says Gibbs still in Legislature

Posted 1/11/2013 in Area

Mississippi House officials said Thursday that ailing Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point remains a member of the Legislature.

Chism: Gibbs may withdraw resignation

Posted 1/10/2013 in Area

One day after Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn announced the resignation of veteran lawmaker David Gibbs, one member of the House is saying Gibbs may be trying to withdraw his resignation.

Health forces resignation of West Point legislator Gibbs

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.

 

Pay can be deterrent in municipal elections

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.

 

 

Sheriff thinks Conn. tragedy a factor in Ala. bomb plot

Posted 1/8/2013 in Area

An Alabama teenager who described himself as a white supremacist made journal entries about a plot to bomb classmates three days after the Newtown school massacre and began building small homemade explosives, a sheriff said Monday.

 

 

Lairy, Fowler face off to fill Turner's seat on Jan. 15

Posted 1/7/2013 in Area

A special election to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the Nov. 27 death of Sen. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 15.

 

 

Rigged fireworks caused death of Clay County man

Posted 12/27/2012 in Area

A Clay County man died Christmas night after sustaining injuries from a fireworks explosion. Ralph "Bubba" Elliott, 60, died Tuesday night around 10 p.m. at his home off Highway 46 West in Clay County.

 

Snowstorm heads east after South twisters; 3 dead

Posted 12/26/2012 in Area

An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast today, slowing holiday travel.

 

Alabama man dies in three-car crash

Posted 12/24/2012 in Area

A fatal car accident on Highway 12 in Lowndes County claimed the life of an Alabama man Sunday morning.

 

 

Fowler joins race to fill Turner's seat

Posted 12/21/2012 in Area

Former West Point business owner Kenny Fowler has entered the race for the 16th District Senate seat left vacant by the death of Bennie Turner, D-West Point. Fowler will be facing Turner's daughter, Angela Turner Lairy, prosecutor for Clay County.

 

 

Firm includes Columbus among sites recommended for cultural center

Posted 12/20/2012 in Area

A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi.

 

Four arrested on gambling, alcohol charges

Posted 12/18/2012 in Area

Four people were arrested at Clay County nightclubs over the weekend and charged with various charges relating to illegal gambling and selling beer without a permit.

 

EMCC's growth leads to expansion of graduation ceremonies

Posted 12/17/2012 in Area

A new graduation ceremony at East Mississippi Community College allowed a handful of students the chance to "double-dip" this week.

 

 

Waste Management receives grant

Posted 12/10/2012 in Area

Golden Triangle Waste Management Authority received a grant this week that will be used to fund a household hazardous waste collection project.

 

 

Salvation Army, police seek toy donations

Posted 12/7/2012 in Area

The Salvation Army and Walmart will be working together this weekend to provide another way for local residents to make Christmas brighter for area children.

 

Skimming fraud on upswing during shopping season

Posted 12/6/2012 in Area

With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, shoppers crowd the stores and browse the Internet in search of the perfect gift. For many, that means paying for the item by a swipe of the debit card and that could make unsuspecting shoppers vulnerable.

Lairy to run for Turner's senate seat

Posted 12/6/2012 in Area

Like father, like daughter? Angela Turner Lairy, daughter of state senator Bennie Turner, D-West Point, has announced she will run in the Jan. 15 special election to fill the seat left vacant by her father's death Nov. 27, Lairy told the Dispatch Wednesday.

Turner leaves legacy of integrity and courage

Posted 12/3/2012 in Area

WCBI news personality Aundrea Self didn't hesitate when asked to describe her former employer and friend, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. "He always exuded a quiet confidence," Self said Sunday. "He had a strong presence when he walked into the room."

Supes give Silicor Materials an ultimatum

Posted 12/3/2012 in Area

Company has until Dec. 31 to escrow $150,000

 

Groups prep for holiday giving

Posted 11/30/2012 in Area

The holiday season can be a time of joy and wonder, but for many, it can also be a time of despair and frustration for those in need of toys for their children, clothes, food and even shelter. To make their holidays a bit brighter, many Lowndes County residents are joining together to volunteer and give back to the community.

 

 

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