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Jury finds Clay County man was killed in self-defense

Posted 1/22/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- After a four-day trial, a Clay County jury returned a not-guilty verdict Friday in the manslaughter trial of Jeremy Barnhill.

 

West Point man accused of manslaughter takes stand

Posted 1/21/2011 in Area

When two men attacked him on a dark, dead-end Clay County road, Jeremy Barnhill decided to kill to protect himself, he testified Thursday.

Manslaughter or self-defense? Jury deciding Clay County man's fate

Posted 1/20/2011 in Area

Under the watchful eyes of Clay County jurors, witnesses slowly recreated the drama surrounding the 2010 shooting death of a Cedar Bluff man. Jeremy Barnhill, 26, of 9157 Deer Run in West Point, faces a charge of manslaughter for the Jan. 2, 2010, shooting.

 

Former West Point softball coach sues district for sex discrimination

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

The former head coach of girl's softball at West Point High School has sued the school district for alleged sex discrimination.

 

 

Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.

 

West Point man on run after guilty plea

Posted 1/14/2011 in Area

A 40-year-old man is on the run from the Clay County Sheriff's Department today after missing his circuit court sentencing hearing Wednesday.

 

Arizona shooting has local officials reviewing security

Posted 1/13/2011 in Area

The recent shooting of a congresswoman and 19 others at a supermarket in Arizona has caused local politicians and law enforcement officials to look at ways to improve security for the Golden Triangle's elected leaders.

 

West Point approves water, sewer rate hike

Posted 1/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- Customers of West Point Water and Light Department are in for a rate increase. The West Point Board of Selectmen Tuesday approved water and sewer rate hikes for residential and commercial Water and Light Department customers, both inside and outside the city limits.

 

Runoff in north Miss. transportation commissioner race

Posted 1/12/2011 in Area

Despite the chilly weather, voters turned out Tuesday, sending transportation commissioner candidates Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. to a runoff election. While Caldwell was the top vote-getter, Tagert, of Starkville, won the vast majority of votes in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

More closures announced as cold's grip continues

Posted 1/11/2011 in Area

The Monroe County School District and some other school districts in north Mississippi counties announced they would keep schools closed for a third day, as ice and slush remained on some roads and crippling cold moved in Tuesday night.

 

Low voter turnout as election competes with weather

Posted 1/11/2011 in Area

The special election for the state's next Northern District Transportation Commissioner was on for today, despite concerns about icy roads. "Now we just need voters," one circuit clerk said.

Area continues thaw, but crippling cold expected tonight

Posted 1/10/2011 in Area

Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.

Photo Gallery: Snow photos from around the area

Posted 1/10/2011 in Area

People all over the Golden Triangle are having fun on their snow day. Email your photos to photos@cdispatch.com.

Area dodges brunt of storm, but roads remain treacherous

Posted 1/9/2011 in Area

A blast of winter weather gripped Columbus, coating the city and Lowndes County in about 3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday and today. Hundreds of businesses and schools in north Mississippi, including across the Golden Triangle, canceled classes today as the storm set in.

'Bring on the snow:' Locals prepare for possible storm

Posted 1/8/2011 in Area

With weather forecasters predicting a winter storm today capable of dropping up to eight inches of snow on the Golden Triangle, shoppers flooded local stores Saturday to pick up last-minute provisions.

 

Let it snow: 5-8 inches possible in north Miss. this weekend

Posted 1/7/2011 in Area

The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could fall in north Mississippi and Alabama with light flurries further south beginning Sunday.

 

Nearly 20 qualify for Clay elections; sheriff's seat likely open

Posted 1/7/2011 in Area

Most of Clay County's elected officials have qualified to run for re-election this year, with the notable exception of Sheriff Laddie Huffman.

Noxubee sheriff won't seek seventh term

Posted 1/7/2011 in Area

Noxubee County Sheriff Albert Walker is retiring.

 

Clay County supes name new president

Posted 1/4/2011 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning and elected a new president and vice president for the coming year.

 

 

Attention-grabbing crime, arrests of 2010

Posted 1/2/2011 in Area

From adultery arrests and a drunken, accidental sleepover to a sword-wielding robber, here are some of the high-profile local crimes that stood out in 2010:

 

 

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