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Sturgis bike rally canceled again

Posted 2/15/2013 in Area

Organizers canceled this year's Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally after failed negotiations between event planners and city aldermen, rally board president Donny Hanson confirmed Thursday.

 

Crawfish season means big business for Crissey

Posted 2/11/2013 in Area

In the South, there are few aromas more inviting than the rich smell of perfectly seasoned crawfish coming to a boil. People wait all year for the few short months when they can pop a succulent piece of the flavorful crustacean into their mouth.

 

Six have qualified for House District 36

Posted 2/11/2013 in Area

Today is the last day to qualify for the 36th District seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The seat has been vacant since the Jan. 13 death of Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point.

 

Hog Wild: Booming wild hog population threatens health, ecosystem

Posted 2/9/2013 in Area

Although they haven't yet achieved the status of Sherman's March to the Sea, Mississippi's rapidly growing wild hog population is cutting its own destructive swath through the state, and along the way exacting a heavy toll on the state's ecosystem.

Crawford man charged with kidnapping

Posted 2/1/2013 in Area

A Crawford man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after he allegedly abducted his girlfriend and held her against her will in early January.

District 36 House election date set for March 12

Posted 1/30/2013 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday set a date for a special election for House District 36. The election, created because of the death of longtime District 36 Rep. David Gibbs, will be March 12.

Schools delay start times for Wednesday

Posted 1/29/2013 in Area

Area schools have delayed Wednesday's start times due to the threat of severe weather.

Group works to bring fresh food co-op to Golden Triangle

Posted 1/29/2013 in Area

Vicky Rose knew something was wrong. She was tired all the time, unable some days to crawl out of bed. When she talked to her doctor, he ran through a battery of tests, trying to find the cause. Finally, he decided upon an answer: As the mother of seven vivacious, home-schooled children, of course she was exhausted, he said.

The Best/Worst day ever: A letter from Bear Bryant becomes a kid's rare treasure

Posted 1/26/2013 in Area

On the day Paul "Bear" Bryant died, a veil of mourning descended upon the state of Alabama. Memories of that day and those that immediately followed remain vivid among University of Alabama football fans.

 

Unemployment drops in Lowndes and Oktibbeha

Posted 1/25/2013 in Area

Unemployment numbers in the region dipped slightly over a 12-month period, with Oktibbeha County staying within single digits.

 

Link hires Starkville economic developer

Posted 1/25/2013 in Area

The Golden Triangle Development Link has hired Joseph P. Deason, a former chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority, to represent Oktibbeha County and serve as the GTDL's chief operating officer.

Van Daniel joins race for 36th District House seat

Posted 1/25/2013 in Area

Hot on the heels of Wednesday's announcement by West Point resident Rev. Eddie Longstreet, Aberdeen resident Dr. Roderick Van Daniel announced Thursday he will also be seeking the vacated 36th District House seat left open after the Jan. 13 death of Rep. David Gibbs.

 

Weather-related accidents soar during winter storm

Posted 1/18/2013 in Area

Thursday was a great day on the roads -- if you owned a tow truck operation. Otherwise, the nasty winter weather wreaked havoc on roads throughout the area.

 

 

Gibbs to run for father's House seat

Posted 1/17/2013 in Area

One day after Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy was elected to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the death of her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner, another Clay County resident is hoping he, too, can continue a family legacy.

 

Lairy wins bid for father's Senate seat

Posted 1/16/2013 in Area

Voters in the 16th Senate District decided to keep it in the family Tuesday. Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy defeated Kenny Fowler in a landslide sweep to fill the seat vacated by father, Sen. Bennie Turner, who died in November.

Gibbs' death takes legislators by surprise

Posted 1/14/2013 in Area

State Rep. David Gibbs, recalled by colleagues as a common-sense lawmaker who preferred to keep a low profile and make things happen behind the scenes, died Sunday. He was 76.

Miss. House staff says Gibbs still in Legislature

Posted 1/11/2013 in Area

Mississippi House officials said Thursday that ailing Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point remains a member of the Legislature.

Chism: Gibbs may withdraw resignation

Posted 1/10/2013 in Area

One day after Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn announced the resignation of veteran lawmaker David Gibbs, one member of the House is saying Gibbs may be trying to withdraw his resignation.

Health forces resignation of West Point legislator Gibbs

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.

 

Pay can be deterrent in municipal elections

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.

 

 

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