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WANTED: West Point cracks down on overdue fines

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- If you're in West Point, make sure your name isn't on "the list." You could find yourself handcuffed and in the back of a police car.


Felon leads deputies on high-speed chase

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

CALEDONIA -- A wanted felon led local law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase down the narrow, winding roads of Caledonia Tuesday afternoon before he was finally captured.

Goodbye, Godspeed: West Point holds sendoff ceremony for Guard unit

Posted 10/1/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- Lt. Col. Michael Cleveland stared into the sea of faces at the West Point High School gymnasium, searching for the three he holds most dear. There, on the left, near the top of the bleachers -- his wife, Shannon Cleveland, and their two daughters, Hannah and Sierra. He paused at the podium and struggled to gain control. His voice shook anyway as he spoke: "Not a day will go by that I will not think of you."


Autopsy completed on man found in Monroe

Posted 9/26/2011 in Area

An autopsy shows that complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen is the cause of death of a Tennessee man whose body was found in Monroe County on Friday.



Man sought for kidnapping found dead in Hamilton

Posted 9/25/2011 in Area

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.



Agents bust two prescription drug rings

Posted 9/23/2011 in Area

Narcotics agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit busted two prescription drug rings Thursday, concluding months of undercover investigation and culminating in arrests and/or charges against 21 people.



West Point offers 'park and ride' to MSU home games

Posted 9/23/2011 in Area

West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.


Sept. 11, 2001 at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 9/11/2011 in Area

Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.


Local farmers fare well through summer

Posted 9/8/2011 in Area

More than 40 years of farming will change a man. Teach him to watch the clouds and pray for rain. Teach him to watch the rain and pray it stops before he's standing knee-deep in a muddy field, staring at too much of a good thing.



Monroe County coroner's daughter dies in wreck

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

Four people were transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, where one later died due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Monroe County Monday night.



West Point man charged in stabbing death

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

CLAY COUNTY -- A West Point man is charged with murder after stabbing a man at a White Station nightclub late Sunday night, according to the sheriff's department.



West Point man dies in motorcycle wreck

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

CLAY COUNTY -- A West Point man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in northern Clay County.


Prairie Arts train ride a tradition for kids, parents

Posted 9/3/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- The Prairie Arts Festival features dozens of food vendors and hundreds of booths featuring art, clothing and furniture for sale. Still, there's something about the train ride that makes it stand alone from the rest of the events. 


EMCC to christen new football stadium Thursday

Posted 8/31/2011 in Area

SCOOBA -- In the midst of a recession, when most schools are scrambling to cut costs, East Mississippi Community College committed nearly $5 million last year to build a brand-new football stadium.


A place to skate: West Point develops skate park

Posted 8/31/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- By spring 2012, skaters in West Point will have their own park. West Point's Inline and Skateboarding Experience, or WISE, will be a 3,000-square-foot skate park located at Marshall Park. The park will feature a bowl, rails and an outer ring for inline skaters.


Bowling gets 35 years in molestation of minors

Posted 8/30/2011 in Area

ABERDEEN -- An ex-high school football coach who spent a long career in Mississippi and Alabama has been sentenced to 35 years in state prison in a Mississippi molestation case involving teenage boys. Dwight Bowling was sentenced Tuesday in Monroe County Circuit Court.



Howlin' Wolf Blues Fest to host multiple award-winners

Posted 8/27/2011 in Area

Blues festival fans are an intrepid bunch, used to putting up with muggy temperatures, dust or mud to get their live fix. But the annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend in West Point offers a welcome break.


Run-off results for Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay

Posted 8/23/2011 in Area

Local election results, updated through the night.


Fine arts and fun flourish at Prairie Arts

Posted 8/21/2011 in Area

The Prairie Arts Festival Fine Arts Competition attracts some of the South's most talented artists, and 2011 will be no exception, pledged Martha Allen, executive director of the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance. More than 35 fine arts applications have been accepted, and additional entries are expected for the Sept. 3 event.



Low turnout expected for primary runoffs

Posted 8/21/2011 in Area

In Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, just more than a third of the voters cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries. Clay County boasted more than half of its registered voters turning out to the polls. But this Tuesday likely will be a different story.



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