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March area unemployment rates down

Posted 4/27/2012 in Area

As the nation's sluggish economy continues to slowly move forward, unemployment rates continue to drop throughout the area, with the Golden Triangle reporting a 10.4 percent unemployment rate in March, compared to an 11.4 percent rate in February and 12.7 percent last March.

 

 

Child porn scam linked to bogus Bieber

Posted 4/27/2012 in Area

An Alabama man was indicted Thursday on child porn and extortion charges after authorities say he posed as pop sensation Justin Bieber online and convinced young girls to send him inappropriate photos, federal prosecutors say.

 

Job training helps employees prepare for new careers

Posted 4/26/2012 in Area

Judy Flynn spent 19 years working at United Technologies in Columbus. Then she found out the plant was closing. Fearful of not finding a new job at the age of 48, Flynn decided to send her resume to American Eurocopter.

 

West Point tourism tax bill passes House

Posted 4/26/2012 in Area

People eating and lodging in West Point may soon be paying a one percent tax increase.

 

 

EMCC Job Fair to feature 50 employers

Posted 4/23/2012 in Area

With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1.

 

 

State College Board could approve tuition increase

Posted 4/21/2012 in Area

Students of Mississippi's eight public universities, including Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, may soon face increased tuition costs.

 

 

Aberdeen school takeover awaits governor's action

Posted 4/20/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State Board of Education has approved a state takeover of the Aberdeen school district.

 

Area businesses honored for innovations

Posted 4/20/2012 in Area

If a tree falls in the forest and a new kind of machine strips it of its limbs and bark in one swift operation, does it make a sound?

 

State may take over Aberdeen schools

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Board of Education is likely to vote Friday for the state to take over the Aberdeen school district.

 

 

4-County Electric plans outages

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

4-County Electric Power Association customers in southern Lowndes and northern Noxubee counties this month will face three planned power outages.

 

 

Dog owners urged to vaccinate pets as distemper cases rise

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

 

 

Belle elected Aberdeen mayor

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Aberdeen voters have returned Cecil Belle to the mayor's office.

 

'A historic moment': West Point leaders tout alliance with Link

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Clay County and West Point leaders Tuesday were effusive in their praise for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, as the entities signed a joint economic agreement at the Ritz Conference Center in downtown West Point.

 

Arrests made in death of Alabama man

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

More arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.

 

 

Local students semifinalists in Presidential Scholars Program

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education said four public high school seniors from Mississippi, including Columbus and Starkville students, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

 

EMCC receives nursing accreditation

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

After years spent meeting every requirement of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, East Mississippi Community College made the grade last week.

 

Jury: Race played role in white attorney's firing

Posted 4/16/2012 in Area

A federal jury in Aberdeen has decided that race played a part in the majority-black Greenwood Leflore Hospital board firing its white former attorney.

 

Harper appointed to Tenn-Tom board

Posted 4/13/2012 in Area

Renasant Bank Senior Vice President Bobby Harper recently was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors.

Blackberry Smoke part of Eric Church's stop in Tupelo

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will be bringing their Southern rock n roll to Tupelo tonight as part of Eric Church's "Blood, Sweat and Beers" tour

4-H urges Mississippians to 'Purple Up' Friday for military kids

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.

 

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