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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:

 

 

Severe weather damages power lines

Posted 1/2/2011 in Area

Four-County Electric Power Association employees started the new year battling damage caused by Mother Nature.

 

 

Most-viewed online stories of 2010

Posted 1/2/2011 in Area

Most-viewed web stories of 2010

 

Loyal MSU fans relish bowl trips

Posted 12/30/2010 in Area

Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.

 

Drink and ride: Police encourage New Year's Eve drinkers to tap a designated driver

Posted 12/30/2010 in Area

Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.

 

 

Pay of TVA managers frozen until 2013

Posted 12/29/2010 in Area

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.

 

Lucas McTaggart uses his band experience to become tech dynamo

Posted 12/27/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.

Last-minute shoppers flood stores

Posted 12/23/2010 in Area

Some people procrastinate. Others have to work. And others rack their brains until inspiration strikes and the perfect gift presents itself. But whatever the reason, Golden Triangle stores are buzzing with Christmas shoppers until the last minute this year.

In West Point, beautification under way to lure businesses, visitors

Posted 12/18/2010 in Area

Downtown West Point is only a few blocks from Highway 45 Alternate, but many motorists who pass through the Golden Triangle's northernmost city don't pull off the busy thoroughfare to see local attractions.

 

West Point contracts to clear limbs near power lines

Posted 12/15/2010 in Area

West Point residents who are fed up with power outages caused by downed tree branches could soon find some relief.

 

 

Prentiss County voters defeat alcohol sales

Posted 12/15/2010 in Area

Prentiss County voters soundly rejected an effort to legalize alcohol sales in the county with about 63 percent of voters against coming out from under Mississippi dry laws.

 

 

Starkville men among dead in weather-related accidents

Posted 12/15/2010 in Area

Three people, including two men from Starkville, were killed on icy highways in north Mississippi as cold weather caused slick roads and bridges this morning.

 

 

Landfill power generator gets go-ahead

Posted 12/10/2010 in Area

The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority has received the go-ahead to build the first "green" generator in the state fueled by methane gas.

 

Monroe County residents pick up pieces amid storm's devastation (video)

Posted 12/1/2010 in Area

A cigarette dangling from his lips, Gary Carr surveyed the devastation he called home. His mobile home, where he and his family had slept the night before, was flattened. His yard looked like a battle zone. His shed, which sheltered his family's few remaining possessions, was upside down.

 

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