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District 36 House election date set for March 12

Posted 1/30/2013 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday set a date for a special election for House District 36. The election, created because of the death of longtime District 36 Rep. David Gibbs, will be March 12.

Schools delay start times for Wednesday

Posted 1/29/2013 in Area

Area schools have delayed Wednesday's start times due to the threat of severe weather.

Group works to bring fresh food co-op to Golden Triangle

Posted 1/29/2013 in Area

Vicky Rose knew something was wrong. She was tired all the time, unable some days to crawl out of bed. When she talked to her doctor, he ran through a battery of tests, trying to find the cause. Finally, he decided upon an answer: As the mother of seven vivacious, home-schooled children, of course she was exhausted, he said.

The Best/Worst day ever: A letter from Bear Bryant becomes a kid's rare treasure

Posted 1/26/2013 in Area

On the day Paul "Bear" Bryant died, a veil of mourning descended upon the state of Alabama. Memories of that day and those that immediately followed remain vivid among University of Alabama football fans.

 

Unemployment drops in Lowndes and Oktibbeha

Posted 1/25/2013 in Area

Unemployment numbers in the region dipped slightly over a 12-month period, with Oktibbeha County staying within single digits.

 

Link hires Starkville economic developer

Posted 1/25/2013 in Area

The Golden Triangle Development Link has hired Joseph P. Deason, a former chief financial officer for the Mississippi Development Authority, to represent Oktibbeha County and serve as the GTDL's chief operating officer.

Van Daniel joins race for 36th District House seat

Posted 1/25/2013 in Area

Hot on the heels of Wednesday's announcement by West Point resident Rev. Eddie Longstreet, Aberdeen resident Dr. Roderick Van Daniel announced Thursday he will also be seeking the vacated 36th District House seat left open after the Jan. 13 death of Rep. David Gibbs.

 

Weather-related accidents soar during winter storm

Posted 1/18/2013 in Area

Thursday was a great day on the roads -- if you owned a tow truck operation. Otherwise, the nasty winter weather wreaked havoc on roads throughout the area.

 

 

Gibbs to run for father's House seat

Posted 1/17/2013 in Area

One day after Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy was elected to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the death of her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner, another Clay County resident is hoping he, too, can continue a family legacy.

 

Lairy wins bid for father's Senate seat

Posted 1/16/2013 in Area

Voters in the 16th Senate District decided to keep it in the family Tuesday. Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy defeated Kenny Fowler in a landslide sweep to fill the seat vacated by father, Sen. Bennie Turner, who died in November.

Gibbs' death takes legislators by surprise

Posted 1/14/2013 in Area

State Rep. David Gibbs, recalled by colleagues as a common-sense lawmaker who preferred to keep a low profile and make things happen behind the scenes, died Sunday. He was 76.

Miss. House staff says Gibbs still in Legislature

Posted 1/11/2013 in Area

Mississippi House officials said Thursday that ailing Democratic Rep. David Gibbs of West Point remains a member of the Legislature.

Chism: Gibbs may withdraw resignation

Posted 1/10/2013 in Area

One day after Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn announced the resignation of veteran lawmaker David Gibbs, one member of the House is saying Gibbs may be trying to withdraw his resignation.

Health forces resignation of West Point legislator Gibbs

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.

 

Pay can be deterrent in municipal elections

Posted 1/9/2013 in Area

With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.

 

 

Sheriff thinks Conn. tragedy a factor in Ala. bomb plot

Posted 1/8/2013 in Area

An Alabama teenager who described himself as a white supremacist made journal entries about a plot to bomb classmates three days after the Newtown school massacre and began building small homemade explosives, a sheriff said Monday.

 

 

Lairy, Fowler face off to fill Turner's seat on Jan. 15

Posted 1/7/2013 in Area

A special election to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the Nov. 27 death of Sen. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 15.

 

 

Rigged fireworks caused death of Clay County man

Posted 12/27/2012 in Area

A Clay County man died Christmas night after sustaining injuries from a fireworks explosion. Ralph "Bubba" Elliott, 60, died Tuesday night around 10 p.m. at his home off Highway 46 West in Clay County.

 

Snowstorm heads east after South twisters; 3 dead

Posted 12/26/2012 in Area

An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast today, slowing holiday travel.

 

Alabama man dies in three-car crash

Posted 12/24/2012 in Area

A fatal car accident on Highway 12 in Lowndes County claimed the life of an Alabama man Sunday morning.

 

 

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