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Sheriff thinks Conn. tragedy a factor in Ala. bomb plot

Posted 1/8/2013 in Area

An Alabama teenager who described himself as a white supremacist made journal entries about a plot to bomb classmates three days after the Newtown school massacre and began building small homemade explosives, a sheriff said Monday.

 

 

Lairy, Fowler face off to fill Turner's seat on Jan. 15

Posted 1/7/2013 in Area

A special election to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the Nov. 27 death of Sen. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 15.

 

 

Rigged fireworks caused death of Clay County man

Posted 12/27/2012 in Area

A Clay County man died Christmas night after sustaining injuries from a fireworks explosion. Ralph "Bubba" Elliott, 60, died Tuesday night around 10 p.m. at his home off Highway 46 West in Clay County.

 

Snowstorm heads east after South twisters; 3 dead

Posted 12/26/2012 in Area

An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast today, slowing holiday travel.

 

Alabama man dies in three-car crash

Posted 12/24/2012 in Area

A fatal car accident on Highway 12 in Lowndes County claimed the life of an Alabama man Sunday morning.

 

 

Fowler joins race to fill Turner's seat

Posted 12/21/2012 in Area

Former West Point business owner Kenny Fowler has entered the race for the 16th District Senate seat left vacant by the death of Bennie Turner, D-West Point. Fowler will be facing Turner's daughter, Angela Turner Lairy, prosecutor for Clay County.

 

 

Firm includes Columbus among sites recommended for cultural center

Posted 12/20/2012 in Area

A consulting firm has recommended seven to eight visitors centers to capitalize on the cultural and tourism heritage in north Mississippi.

 

Four arrested on gambling, alcohol charges

Posted 12/18/2012 in Area

Four people were arrested at Clay County nightclubs over the weekend and charged with various charges relating to illegal gambling and selling beer without a permit.

 

EMCC's growth leads to expansion of graduation ceremonies

Posted 12/17/2012 in Area

A new graduation ceremony at East Mississippi Community College allowed a handful of students the chance to "double-dip" this week.

 

 

Waste Management receives grant

Posted 12/10/2012 in Area

Golden Triangle Waste Management Authority received a grant this week that will be used to fund a household hazardous waste collection project.

 

 

Salvation Army, police seek toy donations

Posted 12/7/2012 in Area

The Salvation Army and Walmart will be working together this weekend to provide another way for local residents to make Christmas brighter for area children.

 

Skimming fraud on upswing during shopping season

Posted 12/6/2012 in Area

With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, shoppers crowd the stores and browse the Internet in search of the perfect gift. For many, that means paying for the item by a swipe of the debit card and that could make unsuspecting shoppers vulnerable.

Lairy to run for Turner's senate seat

Posted 12/6/2012 in Area

Like father, like daughter? Angela Turner Lairy, daughter of state senator Bennie Turner, D-West Point, has announced she will run in the Jan. 15 special election to fill the seat left vacant by her father's death Nov. 27, Lairy told the Dispatch Wednesday.

Turner leaves legacy of integrity and courage

Posted 12/3/2012 in Area

WCBI news personality Aundrea Self didn't hesitate when asked to describe her former employer and friend, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. "He always exuded a quiet confidence," Self said Sunday. "He had a strong presence when he walked into the room."

Supes give Silicor Materials an ultimatum

Posted 12/3/2012 in Area

Company has until Dec. 31 to escrow $150,000

 

Groups prep for holiday giving

Posted 11/30/2012 in Area

The holiday season can be a time of joy and wonder, but for many, it can also be a time of despair and frustration for those in need of toys for their children, clothes, food and even shelter. To make their holidays a bit brighter, many Lowndes County residents are joining together to volunteer and give back to the community.

 

 

Sen. Turner's funeral set for Monday in West Point

Posted 11/30/2012 in Area

The funeral for state Sen. Bennie Turner is scheduled for Monday in his hometown of West Point.

 

Longtime legislator Turner dead at 64

Posted 11/28/2012 in Area

A longtime member of the state legislature, who represented a portion of Lowndes County, has died at age 64. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, died Tuesday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Big bill for levee upkeep comes to New Orleans

Posted 11/27/2012 in Area

In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans' flood-control leaders, there's an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead.

Live or artificial: Christmas tree time has arrived

Posted 11/26/2012 in Area

It's that time of year when the twinkling of Christmas tree lights can be seen in nearly every home. Trees decorated with tinsel and homemade ornaments, with presents nestled under the branches, are proudly displayed in living rooms.

 

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