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Failure to report sex assault not always prosecuted

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

In the days and months following the Penn State sex abuse scandal, people across the country seemed to be asking the same question: "How can something like this go unreported for so long?" Jerry Sandusky was allowed unfettered access to his young victims while reports of the abuse were quickly and quietly silenced, never reaching authorities.

 

Word of mouth, tradition keep Prairie Arts Festival thriving

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Despite the threat of rain, thousands of people turned out for 34th annual Prairie Arts Festival in downtown West Point on Saturday, and though it did sprinkle a few times, it was the humidity that kept every brow glistening.

 

New website offers Bulldog fans plenty of game day info

Posted 9/1/2012 in Area

Football season has opened at Mississippi's universities, and Mississippi State Bulldog enthusiasts now have a new football-friendly website, fanguide.msstate.edu.

 

Seymour's class at MUW geared toward helping women learn 'language of football'

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The beginning of college football season is a rite of passage for many men in the South. It is a much-lauded, much-discussed subject year-round, but it can also be a source of contention in many homes, as some wives may feel they have a rival for their affection in Lady Football.

 

Labor Day closings

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

 

 

MUW, MSU fare well in college guide rankings

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

Two area universities were recognized by a national publication this week for providing an affordable, high-quality education and producing graduates who improve the world through their work, research and service.

 

 

Game-day means big bucks for area

Posted 8/31/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State University Bulldogs will take on the Jackson State University Tigers on Saturday. The players are ready. The coaches are ready. The fans are ready.

 

 

WTVA to add ABC

Posted 8/29/2012 in Area

WTVA will pick up ABC broadcasts

 

 

Cable One crash leaves thousands without services

Posted 8/27/2012 in Area

Thousands of Columbus-area CableOne customers remain without service Monday morning after a hardware failure crashed the network around 6 p.m. Sunday night.

 

 

Station's closure could mean no ABC for area viewers

Posted 8/25/2012 in Area

A new fall television season is set to begin next month, but viewers in the Golden Triangle might have to find an alternative means of catching shows like "Modern Family" and "Dancing With The Stars" and other ABC hits.

 

Council wants details of 'no-cost' bus service

Posted 8/25/2012 in Area

Public transportation could be on the horizon for parts of the Golden Triangle.

 

Breaking: Newell found guilty of manslaughter for second time

Posted 8/24/2012 in Area

James C."Chuck" has been convicted of manslaughter for the second time by a circuit court jury

 

Trucks brings his blues to Tuscaloosa

Posted 8/24/2012 in Area

Derek Trucks was once a name associated with the words "child prodigy." The guitar player gained national attention when he began touring off and on with his uncle Butch Trucks' band, The Allman Brothers Band, at the age of 13. Today, Trucks, now 33 and a full-time member of The Allman Brothers Band, has left the child prodigy talk behind and is moving towards the category of living blues legend.

 

Shelton found guilty on sex charge

Posted 8/23/2012 in Area

Benny Shelton was found guilty on one charge of sexual assault of a minor.

 

 

Common sense urged as West Nile Virus hits area

Posted 8/22/2012 in Area

West Nile virus is reaching its peak throughout the state, with Lowndes and Monroe counties among the most recent to report diagnosed cases.

 

 

New Tupelo park: nature, cross-country, Elvis

Posted 8/20/2012 in Area

Tupelo's new nature trail passes by a pond where, according to legend, the young Elvis Presley and his friends once skinny-dipped.

 

 

Waiver will help MUW attract out-of-state students

Posted 8/17/2012 in Area

Tuition will be a little cheaper beginning in January for qualifying students at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Southaven mayor gets this week's paycheck

Posted 8/17/2012 in Area

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis' salary -- for now -- to recover disputed debt.

 

Textbook wars: Students have more options than ever

Posted 8/15/2012 in Area

It would be far from outlandish to think Barnes and Noble has a near monopoly on textbooks in the Golden Triangle. As the official textbook provider for Mississippi State University, the major bookstore chain likely does business with more than 50 percent of MSU's enrollment.

Geuder leaves State for post at University for Women

Posted 8/15/2012 in Area

For many years, Maridith Geuder's mother held a cherished dream -- she wanted young Maridith to study piano at Mississippi University for Women. But Geuder had her own dreams.

 

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