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West Point takes next step on school kids sidewalk project

Posted 1/15/2014 in Area

Some West Point school children will soon be able to walk to class on new sidewalks.

Arrest report: 1-15-14

Posted 1/15/2014 in Area

Bentley defends decision not to expand Medicaid

Posted 1/15/2014 in Area

Gov. Robert Bentley began the election-year session of the Alabama Legislature by defending his decision not to expand the state Medicaid program and by presenting better education and more jobs as the best strategy for escaping poverty.

Millport residents will receive free trash bins as town renews contract

Posted 1/15/2014 in Area

Millport residents will soon have new, durable trash canisters.


Clay supes shoot down night meetings

Posted 1/10/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors entertained the possibility of meeting in the afternoon twice a year, but a motion to enact the policy failed to get a majority vote and was subsequently withdrawn.



Tupelo approves donated leave for officer

Posted 1/9/2014 in Area

The Tupelo City Council will allow employees to donate sick days to a police officer wounded in a shooting on Dec. 23.



Lamar County, Ala. Marriages and divorces 1-8-14

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area


Vernon renews insurance policy, saves $1,500

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon will save roughly $1,500 off its liability insurance policy after city council members voted unanimously Monday to renew its policy with the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation.


TVA says peak power was second highest for winter

Posted 1/8/2014 in Area

Tennessee Valley Authority preliminary figures show demand for power at 7 a.m. CST on Tuesday reached the second highest winter peak in TVA history.


Maben man killed in Webster County car crash

Posted 1/7/2014 in Area

Thomas Cass Johnson, 27, of Maben, was killed and three others were injured after a three-car wreck occurred about 10 a.m. Monday on Hwy. 15 North in Webster County.

South buckles down for cold blast

Posted 1/6/2014 in Area

Farmers hustled to harvest citrus and protect strawberries, homeless shelters admitted all comers, Terrebonne Parish jail inmates got extra blankets and people were warned to protect pipes, plants and pets as arctic air smacked into the Deep South and temperatures plummeted in Louisiana and Mississippi.


Police ask to give sick leave to wounded officer

Posted 1/6/2014 in Area

Tupelo police want to donate unused sick leave to the officer who was wounded during a deadly bank robbery.



13-year-old Amory student's drug-testing lawsuit settled

Posted 1/3/2014 in Area

The Amory school system and parents of a 13-year-old have settled a lawsuit over a student drug testing.



Officer Joseph Maher released from the hospital

Posted 1/2/2014 in Area

Tupelo officer Joseph Maher who was shot while trying to stop a bank robber last week, has been released from the hospital.



Death of Phoenix bank robber described in 911 call

Posted 12/31/2013 in Area

A caller told an emergency dispatcher that a masked man raced into a Phoenix bank and then calmly described how police gunned down the suspect minutes later as he fled with a bag of cash. "They're shooting, they're shooting," the 911 caller said. Ten seconds later: "One guy down. He's down."



Judge dismisses Katrina flooding lawsuits

Posted 12/30/2013 in Area

Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over.


Staying busy in deer season: In the woods of Alabama, a South African butcher plies his trade

Posted 12/28/2013 in Area

On the road that connects Steens, Miss., and Vernon, Ala., there is a man deer hunters sometimes wait in line to see. His name is Adrian Van Zyl. He is an intense but amiable 47-year-old South African with a mustache and thick forearms. Usually, he is wearing a red apron and holding a knife.


Company: Tuscaloosa shale well clogged

Posted 12/28/2013 in Area

One of the largest leaseholders in the Tuscaloosa marine shale oil field that spans central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi says it has run into problems with a key well in the area.



Crowds turn out to support fallen Tupelo officer

Posted 12/28/2013 in Area

There was a massive showing of support Friday for the family of deceased Tupelo Police Sgt. Kevin "Gale" Stauffer, who was shot and killed by a fleeing suspect when responding to a bank robbery on Monday.


Residents have Christmas tree disposal options

Posted 12/27/2013 in Area

Now that Christmas is over, Lowndes and Oktibbeha county residents have multiple options for disposing of their old trees. Columbus public works director Casey Bush said city residents can leave their trees at the edge of their driveways to be picked up or they can bring them to the landfill on Armstrong Road.


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