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A rising tide: Three counties unveil vision for development partnership

Posted 9/15/2012 in Area

Friday afternoon, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins and a seven-person steering committee proudly presented their "baby" to a packed house at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.

Area's 'report cards' show cause for concern

Posted 9/14/2012 in Area

The grades are in, and in some cases, the results aren't pretty.


MUW, MSU rated highly in U.S. News & World Report guide

Posted 9/13/2012 in Area

As national college rankings continue to emerge from the mainstream print media in "Best of Colleges" guides, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University once more find themselves earning accolades for the quality of education provided and the value benefits they offer for cost-conscious students and parents.



Judge orders mental exam for arson suspect

Posted 9/12/2012 in Area

A judge has ordered a second mental evaluation for a man charged with setting fire to a north Mississippi antiques business.


Volunteers roll up sleeves as United Way kicks off campaign

Posted 9/12/2012 in Area

The United Way of Lowndes County held its annual "Day of Service" Tuesday morning, with 160 volunteers helping local service agencies with tasks they often either don't have the manpower, equipment or spare change to handle themselves.


Tri-county group to announce findings on Friday

Posted 9/11/2012 in Area

Friday, the public will get its first look at the details behind a proposed tri-county economic coalition between Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha.



West Point voters pass tourism tax

Posted 9/11/2012 in Area

It's not the quantity of the voters that counted, but what the ones who voted had to say. Voters in West Point passed a resolution to allow the city to levy a one-percent tourism sales tax, bringing the sales tax to nine percent on restaurant, liquor store and hotel/motel purchases.


'Recovery Day' focuses on providing funds for treatment for addicts

Posted 9/10/2012 in Area

Drug and alcohol addiction is something that is usually associated with darkness, pain and tragedy. But an upcoming fundraiser in Starkville hopes to not only diminish some of the social stigmas surrounding addiction, but to do so in a fun-filled, family-friendly environment.


Think teal? Early dectection key in fight against ovarian cancer

Posted 9/10/2012 in Area

Think pink. Thanks to a widespread awareness campaign, people have become more comfortable talking about breast cancer, from its symptoms to the importance of early detection through self-exams and annual mammograms.


Shifting sands from Isaac reveal 1923 shipwreck

Posted 9/8/2012 in Area

The pounding surf and currents from Hurricane Isaac on a remote spit of Alabama shoreline has again revealed the wreckage of a schooner that ran aground in 1923, delighting curious tourists and locals.


Test scores not likely to affect status for Starkville, Columbus

Posted 9/6/2012 in Area

State test scores are on the rise, but when the Mississippi Department of Education's accountability rankings are released later this month, school officials in at least two local districts expect to remain at the same level as last year.



Triplett guilty, gets 40 years

Posted 9/4/2012 in Area

Robert Triplett found guilty of child pornography, receives 40-year sentence



Failure to report sex assault not always prosecuted

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

In the days and months following the Penn State sex abuse scandal, people across the country seemed to be asking the same question: "How can something like this go unreported for so long?" Jerry Sandusky was allowed unfettered access to his young victims while reports of the abuse were quickly and quietly silenced, never reaching authorities.


Word of mouth, tradition keep Prairie Arts Festival thriving

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Despite the threat of rain, thousands of people turned out for 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival in downtown West Point on Saturday, and though it did sprinkle a few times, it was the humidity that kept every brow glistening.


New website offers Bulldog fans plenty of game day info

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Football season has opened at Mississippi's universities, and Mississippi State Bulldog enthusiasts now have a new football-friendly website,


Seymour's class at MUW geared toward helping women learn 'language of football'

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The beginning of college football season is a rite of passage for many men in the South. It is a much-lauded, much-discussed subject year-round, but it can also be a source of contention in many homes, as some wives may feel they have a rival for their affection in Lady Football.


Labor Day closings

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area



MUW, MSU fare well in college guide rankings

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

Two area universities were recognized by a national publication this week for providing an affordable, high-quality education and producing graduates who improve the world through their work, research and service.



Game-day means big bucks for area

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State University Bulldogs will take on the Jackson State University Tigers on Saturday. The players are ready. The coaches are ready. The fans are ready.



WTVA to add ABC

Posted 8/29/2012 in Area

WTVA will pick up ABC broadcasts



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