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Gay rights advocates applaud Boy Scouts decision

Posted 5/29/2013 in Area

Last week the Boy Scouts of America reached a landmark decision when it changed its policies to allow openly gay boys into the organization. The new policy, which goes into effect in January, has been met with both applause and controversy.

 

 

Judge declines to dismiss West Point lawsuit

Posted 5/25/2013 in Area

A federal judge won't dismiss a lawsuit that argues the city of West Point and a local nightclub are liable for injuries to an underage driver, who authorities say was driving while intoxicated after drinking at the club.

 

Link moves to create shovel-ready sites in Oktibbeha

Posted 5/23/2013 in Area

Golden Triangle developers confirm Yokohama Tire Corporation considered locating in both Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties, but massive infrastructure needs took both counties out of the running.

Yokohama contractor to be named at end of month

Posted 5/23/2013 in Area

Plans remain on track for workers to break ground in September on the first phase of Clay County's Yokohama tire manufacturing plant, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins told the Link's board of directors Wednesday.

 

Judge denies West Point alderman suit

Posted 5/21/2013 in Area

 

 

West Point alderman sues to block primary ouster

Posted 5/20/2013 in Area

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Capella Healthcare makes lease bid for OCH

Posted 5/17/2013 in Area

Tennesee-based for-profit hospital chain Capella Healthcare has made an offer to lease Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center. is working with officials

 

 

Police: Suspect arrested in New Orleans parade shooting

Posted 5/16/2013 in Area

 

 

Test fraud ringleader gets seven years

Posted 5/14/2013 in Area

 

Police: Man, 19, sought in parade shootings

Posted 5/14/2013 in Area

New Orleans police and federal authorities were searching early Tuesday for a young man who is suspected of opening fire at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, wounding 19.

Robinson cruises into mayor's office

Posted 5/8/2013 in Area

West Point mayoral candidate Robbie Robinson intended to watch the municipal election returns Tuesday night with his supporters at Anthony's Good Food Market, but when the numbers started rolling in, he headed back to the Civic Center, where a large crowd gathered to wait for the results.

Manning receives stay in execution set for today

Posted 5/7/2013 in Area

A Mississippi inmate sat Monday in a state prison holding cell at Parchman, awaiting word on his plea for the governor or the state Supreme Court to stop his execution scheduled today.

A barbed wire halo: Morton was Noxubee County's unconventional angel

Posted 5/6/2013 in Area

Death did not ride in with a thundering of horses' hooves on a cloud of gun smoke, though no doubt Heaven is a bit more lively since Macedonia native Bessie Morton's arrival April 27.

 

Developers say Starkville will benefit from Yokohama

Posted 5/4/2013 in Area

Oktibbeha County economic developers say Starkville's high quality of life should position it to compete for the influx of Golden Triangle residents who will move here for employment at Clay County's incoming Yokohama Tire Corporation plant.

 

 

Optimism abounds at West Point voters go to polls

Posted 5/4/2013 in Area

By Tuesday night, West Point will have a new mayor, and at least three of the five selectmen races will be decided. Republicans failed to field a single candidate, and only Wards 3 and 5 face the possibility of a runoff.

 

Rookie named district's top trooper

Posted 5/3/2013 in Area

Josh Jarvis grew up watching his father, retired Mississippi Highway Patrol Captain Bill Jarvis, don the blue and gray each day, and it made him proud. He always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, and in December 2011, he took his first step -- graduating from the MHP cadet class and joining the motorcycle unit in September 2012.

Jobless numbers fall, but still up from 2012

Posted 5/2/2013 in Area

The decline seen in February from Lowndes County's 11.6 employment rate in January continued in March, Mississippi Department of Employment Security statistics released Wednesday showed.

SPD: Stabbing suspect known to frequent area

Posted 5/1/2013 in Area

Starkville Police Department is searching for a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a victim Friday.

 

Smithville woman dies in Aberdeen crash

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

A Smithville woman has died in an SUV crash, two years after her daughter was killed in a massive tornado that destroyed much of the tiny town.

 

Done deal! Officials sign deal to bring $1.2 billion project to Clay County

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

After the ink was dry on the contract officials from Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company signed Monday, Golden Triangle Regional Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins wasted no time letting a packed house at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center know what needed to happen during construction of the tire manufacturer's newest plant.

 

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