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Developers say Starkville will benefit from Yokohama

Posted 5/4/2013 in Area

Oktibbeha County economic developers say Starkville's high quality of life should position it to compete for the influx of Golden Triangle residents who will move here for employment at Clay County's incoming Yokohama Tire Corporation plant.

 

 

Optimism abounds at West Point voters go to polls

Posted 5/4/2013 in Area

By Tuesday night, West Point will have a new mayor, and at least three of the five selectmen races will be decided. Republicans failed to field a single candidate, and only Wards 3 and 5 face the possibility of a runoff.

 

Rookie named district's top trooper

Posted 5/3/2013 in Area

Josh Jarvis grew up watching his father, retired Mississippi Highway Patrol Captain Bill Jarvis, don the blue and gray each day, and it made him proud. He always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, and in December 2011, he took his first step -- graduating from the MHP cadet class and joining the motorcycle unit in September 2012.

Jobless numbers fall, but still up from 2012

Posted 5/2/2013 in Area

The decline seen in February from Lowndes County's 11.6 employment rate in January continued in March, Mississippi Department of Employment Security statistics released Wednesday showed.

SPD: Stabbing suspect known to frequent area

Posted 5/1/2013 in Area

Starkville Police Department is searching for a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a victim Friday.

 

Smithville woman dies in Aberdeen crash

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

A Smithville woman has died in an SUV crash, two years after her daughter was killed in a massive tornado that destroyed much of the tiny town.

 

Done deal! Officials sign deal to bring $1.2 billion project to Clay County

Posted 4/30/2013 in Area

After the ink was dry on the contract officials from Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company signed Monday, Golden Triangle Regional Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins wasted no time letting a packed house at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center know what needed to happen during construction of the tire manufacturer's newest plant.

Victory! Clay County finally gets a break

Posted 4/27/2013 in Area

Through the collaboration of a local development alliance, Mississippi legislators and a global tire manufacturer, Clay County has finally gotten a long overdue financial break.

Special session stirs hopes in West Point

Posted 4/25/2013 in Area

Specifics on an incentive package designed to bring an automotive parts manufacturing plant to Mississippi remains under wraps, but a time and date for state leaders to meet and discuss the project was made public Wednesday after governor Phil Bryant called for a special session.

In West Point, a glimmer of hope: Prospects of a major employer coming to town creates mood of cautious optimism

Posted 4/24/2013 in Area

Slowly, the land is reclaiming what once was a proud, family-owned industry in West Point. What the weeds and ant hills have not taken, the wrecking ball and Mother Nature will eventually destroy.

SBA offers disaster loans to Noxubee

Posted 4/24/2013 in Area

The United States Small Business Administration granted a request from Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to offer disaster loans to residents and business owners in Noxubee County affected by an EF-3 tornado that severely damaged parts of Shuqualak April 12.

Special session set for Friday

Posted 4/24/2013 in Area

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will formally issue a special session call this afternoon to state legislators to consider an economic development package.

 

Feds charge 24 IRS workers with theft

Posted 4/18/2013 in Area

Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

 

Mennonite community rallies to repair tornado-damaged home

Posted 4/13/2013 in Area

Thursday afternoon, before answering his wife's call to lunch, Randy Classen walked out on his back porch. The area was under a storm warning and he wondered if he could see evidence of a tornado that had torn through neighboring Kemper County less than an hour earlier.

A charming day in the Golden Triangle

Posted 4/13/2013 in Area

The South has its troubles, Lord knows. But it also has its charms, as a Saturday trip around the Golden Triangle confirmed.

 

Felled tower a loss to Noxubee area farmers

Posted 4/13/2013 in Area

Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say some 200 farmers in eastern Mississippi will feel the loss of a 300-foot-tall communications tower that was felled by a recent tornado.

 

Tornado rips through Shuqualak: Homes destroyed, 2 seriously injured in Noxubee storm

Posted 4/12/2013 in Area

A few hours after a tornado ripped through the small Noxubee town of Shuqualak early Thursday afternoon, LeMerrick Hill was on his hands and knees, picking up loose change and carefully placing the nickels, dimes and the occasional quarter into a mason jar.

Video of the Noxubee County Tornado

Posted 4/11/2013 in Area

Video of tornado in Noxubee County from Tony Sudduth. Taken in the area of Prairie Point and Deerbrook Road.

 

Elephant injured in drive-by shooting in Tupelo

Posted 4/10/2013 in Area

 

Jackson police shooting puts emphasis on training

Posted 4/9/2013 in Area

When it comes to a day in the life of a law enforcement officer, every encounter could be a potential life or death situation. Given the recent shooting death of a detective inside a police station in Jackson, local law enforcement officials said training and proper equipment are keys to ensuring officer safety.

 

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