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Alabama man pleads guilty to robbing Miss. banks

Posted 2/5/2014 in Area

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to rob banks in Gautier and Biloxi in 2008.


Vernon passes ordinance regarding police pursuits

Posted 2/5/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon on Monday established an ordinance that sets parameters for police officers conducting vehicle pursuits through city limits. The ordinance is the first of its kind on the books.


Furniture Market opens Thursday

Posted 2/5/2014 in Area

The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market opens Thursday with organizer saying that preregistration numbers up nearly 30 percent and available space is 99 percent filled. The biannual furniture industry trade show ends Sunday.



Suspect booked in Monroe County shootings

Posted 2/1/2014 in Area

Monroe County authorities say an Amory man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two people earlier in January.


Pair from Columbus among SPD chief finalists

Posted 1/31/2014 in Area

Four candidates with Mississippi law enforcement ties have emerged as finalists for Starkville's vacant police chief position.


Lee County School Board upholds principal firing

Posted 1/30/2014 in Area

The Lee County School Board has voted to terminate former Belden Center Principal Ralph Green.


Southern cities paralyzed by winter blast

Posted 1/29/2014 in Area

Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations -- even grocery stores -- after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen in their tracks.

Higgins: Details on LINK future forthcoming

Posted 1/29/2014 in Area

In September 2012, elected officials in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties and senior staff with what was then known as the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK announced a two-phase plan to establish the Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority.

EMCC license plates available

Posted 1/29/2014 in Area

East Mississippi Community College license plates may soon be available.


Millport Library receives grant for books

Posted 1/29/2014 in Area

The Millport Public Library will begin receiving more than 100 new books beginning today after receiving a grant from Weyerhaeuser Co., librarian Linda Ferguson announced at the Millport Town Council meeting Monday.


Arrest report: 1-29-14

Posted 1/29/2014 in Area


Four dead in Itawamba Co. mobile home fire

Posted 1/28/2014 in Area

Four people are dead and four others hospitalized after an early morning mobile home fire in Itawamba County.



Get ready for more cold temperatures

Posted 1/27/2014 in Area

The National Weather Service office in Jackson has issued a wind chill advisory for this evening and into Tuesday morning for the Highway 82 corridor in Mississippi.


Clay supes approve land swaps for Yokohama road

Posted 1/25/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors approved two land swaps needed to clear the way for what will be the access road for the Yokohama Tire Company plant.

Starkville man facing armed robbery charge after break-in

Posted 1/24/2014 in Area

A Starkville teen is being charged with armed robbery after he allegedly broke into a house and robbed a man in Artesia on Wednesday.


Area preps for second round of frigid temps

Posted 1/24/2014 in Area

As Golden Triangle residents brace for another round of freezing temperatures, at least two organizations are making adjustments in anticipation of problems associated with cold weather.



TVA asks users to voluntarily reduce power consumption ahead of cold weather

Posted 1/23/2014 in Area

Tennessee Valley Authority officials are asking customers throughout the Southeast to voluntarily reduce power consumption beginning 4 p.m. today.


Explosion caused fire at biodiesel plant

Posted 1/23/2014 in Area

A voluntary evacuation of about 50 homes near a burning biodiesel facility in north Mississippi was ordered late Wednesday, officials said.

Search continues for missing Artesia woman

Posted 1/23/2014 in Area

Kenny Peoples sat in the living room of his Artesia home Wednesday afternoon wiping tears from his eyes. He didn't want his children to see him crying. His wife, Shondra Rice, has been missing since Monday morning and Peoples has yet to tell their two children their mother has disappeared.

Vernon's first industrial park tenant moving in soon

Posted 1/22/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon's industrial park will have its first resident in two weeks. And along with it, as many as 25 new jobs at a proposed sawmill in the 122-acre park, Mayor Glenn Crawford said Tuesday during a city council meeting.


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