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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.

Judge weighs suit against Saban's daughter

Posted 1/22/2014 in Area

The daughter of University of Alabama coach Nick Saban told lawyers she was only defending herself from a drunken sorority sister when the two women brawled after a night of partying in 2010, according to written testimony and arguments in court Tuesday.


Ala. woman linked to several gravesite thefts

Posted 1/22/2014 in Area

Police say a north Alabama a woman has been linked to stealing from gravesites in three states and trying to sell the items online.


Area sales tax returns staying up

Posted 1/17/2014 in Area

Sales tax up. Restaurant tax up. Motel tax up. Everything Columbus collects tax for showed higher numbers this January than in January 2013.

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.



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