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Students find diverse housing options

Posted 8/9/2012 in Area

For many college students, the month of August means getting back in the swing of things --scheduling classes, buying textbooks and preparing for the first football game of the season.

Columbus, Starkville prepare for arrival of college students

Posted 8/8/2012 in Area

When college students return to campus this weekend, they'll be greeted enthusiastically by the local business community.

Half the woman she used to be: West Point's Cox finds new life after losing 180 pounds

Posted 8/8/2012 in Area

At 356 pounds, Darlene Cox's body gave up. After spending three days in a coma, followed by weeks hospitalized in an intensive care unit, Cox knew she had to make big changes, if she wanted to live.

Artesia population booms during festival

Posted 8/4/2012 in Area

Artesia, a town of approximately 496 people, likely drew a crowd of more than 13,000 last night at the 15th annual Artesia Days Festival.

 

MSU grants will help rural communities

Posted 8/3/2012 in Area

Rural communities across the state will soon be benefiting economically from the efforts of Mississippi State University.

 

 

Out of tragedy comes a call to action

Posted 7/31/2012 in Area

The day she lost everything was the day Denise Todd started giving back.

 

 

Tax-free weekend starts today

Posted 7/27/2012 in Area

Back-to-school shoppers throughout the state will get a break this weekend, thanks to a Mississippi law that excludes many purchases from state sales tax.

 

 

Aberdeen closes deal on land for plant

Posted 7/27/2012 in Area

Aberdeen officials have signed a sale option with SPW and Associates of Birmingham, Ala., in hopes of bringing in a biofuel plant.

 

Maloney chosen as Growth Alliance VP

Posted 7/26/2012 in Area

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has chosen a new vice president for economic development. Link CEO Joe Max Higgins confirmed the hiring of Ron Maloney on Wednesday saying Maloney was the "hands down" choice for the position.

Universities land federal grant to pursue energy efficiency

Posted 7/26/2012 in Area

Thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy, three public universities in Mississippi will be sharing funding to support energy efficient facility improvements in order to cut energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020.

 

KiOR receives key registration from EPA

Posted 7/25/2012 in Area

KiOR is one important step closer to putting its products in America's gas tanks.

 

 

Trustmark profits dip as costs rise at Miss. bank

Posted 7/25/2012 in Area

Trustmark Corp. says profit in 2012's second quarter fell 2.7 percent from the same three months of 2011, as expenses rose and noninterest income fell at the regional bank.

 

 

Log jam of cases nothing new for circuit courts

Posted 7/24/2012 in Area

While the majority of cases involve various drug charges and property crimes, judges with the 14th Judicial District are set to preside over trials on aggravated assault, felony DUI, armed robbery, kidnapping and various sex crimes as the July term of Circuit Court begins this week in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Parents, merchants ready for tax-free weekend

Posted 7/24/2012 in Area

Mississippi shoppers will get a break from sales tax this weekend as the annual tax-free weekend begins Friday at midnight. The tax-free shopping law was passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 2009 as a way to help families with the financial strain of back-to-school shopping.

 

MSU Officials: Penn State sanctions are wake-up call

Posted 7/24/2012 in Area

The leadership at Mississippi State University watched with one critical thought Monday as the NCAA delivered one of the most unique and strongest penalties to Penn State University.

Sharing a love for the outdoors

Posted 7/21/2012 in Area

North Mississippi native Jay Stokes remembers the thrill of killing his first deer when he was 10 years old. Now, Stokes is spending a large part of his adult life making sure hundreds of young people all over the Golden Triangle and beyond can feel that same thrill.

Corn-ucopia: Local farmers could be sitting on a cash crop

Posted 7/21/2012 in Area

With corn futures closing at record highs on Friday and a drought continuing to devastate crops in the Midwest, area farmers could see more lucrative turnover with this years harvest.

Big Joe Shelton named manager of Main Street Macon

Posted 7/21/2012 in Area

Mississippi bluesman Big Joe Shelton has been named manager of Main Street Macon.

 

Steering committee to hold meeting

Posted 7/20/2012 in Area

The steering committee formed to explore creating a tri-county industrial development partnership will hold its first meeting on July 24, it was announced, but the site of the meeting was not disclosed.

 

 

Six chosen for role on Crawford's new fire board

Posted 7/19/2012 in Area

After years of not having a proper board in place, residents in District 4, including the Plum Grove Community and the Town of Crawford, have made steps to increase fire services in their community.

 

 

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