The City of Crawford could be a metaphor for blighted small towns across the state -- low on population and funding with decaying buildings and high unemployment rates.
Patricia Thornton, 30, is the assistant director of the Pines/Cady Hill Adult Treatment Center, which is a part of West Point-based Community Counseling. Thornton is a native of Durant.
Week of Feb. 20-28.
For the week of Feb. 22-29.
A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton's petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June of 2013.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville inventor and businessman John Campbell's trajectory from poverty to successful entrepreneur wasn't easy, but with imagination, hard work and a little common sense, he made it to the top. He's an inventor, with Shaver's Choice skin therapy system and Ram-Lock protection systems to his credit. He's a businessman, as founder of Yo' Transportation, a car service for Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Now, he's looking ahead to his latest endeavor: A movie based upon his life.
The General Food Safety Training and Acidified Canned Foods Training for farmers' market vendors will be held March 13 in Pontotoc, March 15 in Gulfport and March 20 in Brookhaven. Golden Triangle farmers and vendors are encouraged to attend the Pontotoc session as none are planned for the area in the near future.
Area events for the week of Feb. 20, 2012.
Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 15-22.
The green linens that drape the Confession table have been replaced with purple. The handmade wooden crosses have been brought from storage and swathed in silken sashes. The last indulgences have been indulged, the last fetes feted.
JACKSON -- Noxubee County voters will choose a superintendent of schools in an April 3 special election.
Approximately 600 miles of roads meander through the county, and Lowndes County Road Manager Ronnie Burns knows them all. He hasn't figured out exactly how many road signs will have to be replaced under a new federal mandate, but he knows this much -- it's going to be a costly, time-consuming project.
A Starkville woman accused of aiding a prisoner escape state custody is free on $5,000 bond.
Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 9-15, 2012
The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will feature filmmakers from Tupelo to Bangladesh, but one Golden Triangle participant will be front and center Friday night.
She got a brief phone call from her son before she started watching the tragedy unfold on the news. Eventually, Lillian Evans, of Columbus, just turned the TV off.
MACON -- The girls lived only three miles apart. They were only three years old. Both were snatched from their homes in the middle of the night, raped and strangled.
One can glean plenty from a superintendent's relationship with the school board president. Former Bulloch County School Board President David Ball doesn't have a negative word about Lewis Holloway, new superintendent of Starkville School District.
A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.
Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent.
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