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8 killed, unknown number of injured, missing as tornado rips into Louisville

Posted 4/29/2014 in Area

During an early-morning news conference today, Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory said there were eight confirmed deaths in Louisville, with victims ranging in age from 25-to-75-years old. Search and rescue operations continued this morning.

A zest for dolls and life: West Point woman with impressive doll collection says 'you have to be interested in something'

Posted 4/28/2014 in Area

Marguerite Breland's apartment is full of dolls. She does not know how many. Not too long ago her great-granddaughter counted and put the tally at around 100.


Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

Posted 4/26/2014 in Area

A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.



MEMA urges preparation for storm system

Posted 4/26/2014 in Area

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is warning of the possibility of severe weather beginning this afternoon through Tuesday night.



Clay County seeks grant to replace well

Posted 4/25/2014 in Area

The Golden Triangle Planning and Development District is collecting signatures and information for a grant application. If awarded, Clay County could receive funding to replace a failed well.


Yokohama construction on schedule despite harsh winter

Posted 4/25/2014 in Area

On the drive down Eshman Avenue leaving the West Point city limits, there's a bump in the road. At the bump, two bridge pillars and visible construction of a new bypass are on either side.


Severe storms loom across central U.S. this weekend

Posted 4/25/2014 in Area

Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South.


Unemployment varies across Golden Triangle

Posted 4/24/2014 in Area

Compared to last March, unemployment rates in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties have changed little, while Clay County's was down nearly 1 percent and Noxubee County's was up 1 percent.


Miss. could give $20M in aid to Cooper Tire

Posted 4/24/2014 in Area

Mississippi could borrow $20 million to help Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. update its factory in Tupelo.


City of Vernon clarifies fundraiser policy

Posted 4/23/2014 in Area

City property cannot be used for fundraisers or parties, unless the city is a sponsor, according to a city policy ironed out Monday.

Noxubee Alliance holds annual awards banquet

Posted 4/23/2014 in Area

The Noxubee Economic and Community Development Alliance honored several of its own Tuesday during its annual awards banquet at the Noxubee Civic Center.

Clay County woman indicted on capital murder charge

Posted 4/23/2014 in Area

A Clay County woman has been indicted on capital murder charges for allegedly giving her infant son an overdose of cough syrup.

Arrest report: 4-23-14

Posted 4/23/2014 in Area


Ballroom dance club creates Elvis festival

Posted 4/22/2014 in Area

For three days starting Friday, the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will go all-Elvis. Since Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, the club is holding a new festival called Dancing with the King.


Presley to unveil new tool to request natural gas

Posted 4/21/2014 in Area

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will unveil a new tool that people without natural gas as a home energy source can use to make their need known to his offices and state suppliers.


MBI investigates domestic shootout in Nettleton

Posted 4/18/2014 in Area

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a verbal argument inside a vehicle that ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of Nettleton.



Group hopes to restore old West Point school

Posted 4/18/2014 in Area

A West Point group is spearheading efforts to renovate the former Northside High School so it can be used for community functions.


West Point sales tax returns up nearly $100K

Posted 4/17/2014 in Area

Sales tax revenue in West Point was up significantly in February compared to that month last year, while Columbus and Starkville revenues were slightly down.


Aberdeen makes plans for old depot

Posted 4/17/2014 in Area

Aberdeen leaders want to increase the city's sustainability and livability.


New fire agreement approved in Lamar Co.

Posted 4/16/2014 in Area

Residents of Lamar County will feel safer in the event of a fire when fire departments throughout the county finalize an aid agreement next month.


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