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Company: Tuscaloosa shale well clogged

Posted 12/28/2013 in Area

One of the largest leaseholders in the Tuscaloosa marine shale oil field that spans central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi says it has run into problems with a key well in the area.

 

 

Crowds turn out to support fallen Tupelo officer

Posted 12/28/2013 in Area

There was a massive showing of support Friday for the family of deceased Tupelo Police Sgt. Kevin "Gale" Stauffer, who was shot and killed by a fleeing suspect when responding to a bank robbery on Monday.

 

Residents have Christmas tree disposal options

Posted 12/27/2013 in Area

Now that Christmas is over, Lowndes and Oktibbeha county residents have multiple options for disposing of their old trees. Columbus public works director Casey Bush said city residents can leave their trees at the edge of their driveways to be picked up or they can bring them to the landfill on Armstrong Road.

 

City of Aberdeen seeks to recoup outstanding fines

Posted 12/27/2013 in Area

The city of Aberdeen will begin publishing the names of people owing the largest past-due fines and fees to the city.

 

 

Wounded second officer remains hospitalized

Posted 12/27/2013 in Area

Police don't have a suspect yet in the death of one Tupelo police officer and the wounding of another, but authorities are chasing down leads and talking to people of interest, says Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Ray Hall.

 

 

Four's a party: Quadruplets born in Tupelo

Posted 12/27/2013 in Area

Just before Christmas, a New Albany family of four became a family of eight. Veronica Hernandez gave birth Monday to quadruplets: two boys and two girls.

 

Columbus CVB, West Point revamp websites

Posted 12/26/2013 in Area

Four local governing and tourism entities have overhauled their websites in time for the new year. The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of West Point, Clay County and West Point Community Growth Alliance have worked with web development company Marketing Alliance on new-and-improved websites.

 

One Tupelo officer killed, another critical

Posted 12/24/2013 in Area

A Tupelo police officer remains hospitalized after a shooting that killed 38-year-old Cpl. Gale Stauffer.

 

EMCC packed for Yokohama employment session

Posted 12/21/2013 in Area

Yolanda Gillespie of Columbus has worked at a chicken processing plant in Noxubee County for 18 years. She hopes one day to get a higher paying job with better benefits. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi could be that avenue for her.

Eutaw low bidder for Yokohama Boulevard

Posted 12/20/2013 in Area

Eutaw Construction Company already had the dirt contract for the Yokohama tire plant slated to open in West Point in two years. Barring a setback, the company will also build the road that leads to the plant.

 

Two arrested in Monroe Co. burglary

Posted 12/20/2013 in Area

Authorities in Monroe County say two Aberdeen men have been arrested in connection with a home burglary.

 

Tax revenues up across Golden Triangle

Posted 12/19/2013 in Area

Sales tax revenues for the three Golden Triangle cities have something in common this month: They're higher than they were last December.

Vernon Council sells firetruck, adjusts recycling pick-up

Posted 12/18/2013 in Area

The Vernon City Council sold a firetruck and adjusted city recycling pickup times for the holidays during its meeting Monday.

 

Megabus.com adds daily runs to Mississippi, Memphis

Posted 12/18/2013 in Area

Megabus.com, the express bus company with fares from $1, has expanded into Mississippi and created three additional routes to and from New Orleans.

 

Noxubee Co. sheriff's son arrested on drug charges

Posted 12/17/2013 in Area

The son of the Noxubee County Sheriff was arrested Monday for possession of cocaine. Akem Olajuwon Grassaree, 25, of Macon, was arrested by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division after they discovered a felony amount of cocaine and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his possession, according to authorities.

Highway 45 Alternate shut down Monday

Posted 12/14/2013 in Area

Railroad crossing repairs will cause temporary lane closures next week at a major traffic artery in West Point.

Near tragedy led EMCC grad to new career

Posted 12/14/2013 in Area

Courtney Rigdon's family ties have made her an honorary East Mississippi Community College Lion her entire life. But she didn't officially join the pride until her father was nearly crushed to death in an ATV accident in 2006.

Officials approve funding for Yokohama infrastructure projects

Posted 12/12/2013 in Area

On Tuesday, West Point selectmen approved the first invoices for wastewater and water extension to the site that will be home to Yokohama Tire's first manufacturing plant in America.

West Point plans to renovate McClure building

Posted 12/11/2013 in Area

Nearly four years ago, a Mississippi Main Street charrette team suggested a use for a vacant downtown West Point building donated to the city: Convert it into an artist studio and gallery.

Millport reports increase in sale tax revenue

Posted 12/11/2013 in Area

Millport's sales tax revenues for the last fiscal year bucked a trend shared by as many as five municipalities in the area, according to an audit report presented to the Millport Town Council on Monday night.

 

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