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Noxubee gin investors hope to be in high cotton

Posted 5/1/2012 in Area

Construction on a new Noxubee County cotton gin is scheduled to begin Thursday. A $6.5 million investment, Bogue Chitto Gin, Inc. is expected to bring state-of-the-art technology to the Black Prairie area.

 

 

Local lawmakers comment on failed bond bill

Posted 5/1/2012 in Area

Funding for state and community college capital improvement projects is in jeopardy, after the Mississippi Senate failed to approve a proposed $400 million bond bill Saturday.

 

 

Smithville focuses on recovery

Posted 4/30/2012 in Area

A majority of the Smithville population was in attendance at Saturday's Smithville Memorial Day when Governor Phil Bryant presented Mayor Gregg Kennedy with a check for $13,732.16 to help pay debris removal costs.

 

Relay for Life honors cancer survivors, victims

Posted 4/28/2012 in Area

For Columbus resident Curley Williams, it was just another day. She was pushing a cart at a local grocery store, purchasing bulk items for the business she owns, Children First Day Care. As her cell phone began to ring, Williams had no idea her life was about to change forever.

Arrest report 4-29-12

Posted 4/28/2012 in Area

 

March area unemployment rates down

Posted 4/27/2012 in Area

As the nation's sluggish economy continues to slowly move forward, unemployment rates continue to drop throughout the area, with the Golden Triangle reporting a 10.4 percent unemployment rate in March, compared to an 11.4 percent rate in February and 12.7 percent last March.

 

 

Child porn scam linked to bogus Bieber

Posted 4/27/2012 in Area

An Alabama man was indicted Thursday on child porn and extortion charges after authorities say he posed as pop sensation Justin Bieber online and convinced young girls to send him inappropriate photos, federal prosecutors say.

 

Job training helps employees prepare for new careers

Posted 4/26/2012 in Area

Judy Flynn spent 19 years working at United Technologies in Columbus. Then she found out the plant was closing. Fearful of not finding a new job at the age of 48, Flynn decided to send her resume to American Eurocopter.

 

West Point tourism tax bill passes House

Posted 4/26/2012 in Area

People eating and lodging in West Point may soon be paying a one percent tax increase.

 

 

EMCC Job Fair to feature 50 employers

Posted 4/23/2012 in Area

With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1.

 

 

State College Board could approve tuition increase

Posted 4/21/2012 in Area

Students of Mississippi's eight public universities, including Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, may soon face increased tuition costs.

 

 

Aberdeen school takeover awaits governor's action

Posted 4/20/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State Board of Education has approved a state takeover of the Aberdeen school district.

 

Area businesses honored for innovations

Posted 4/20/2012 in Area

If a tree falls in the forest and a new kind of machine strips it of its limbs and bark in one swift operation, does it make a sound?

 

State may take over Aberdeen schools

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Board of Education is likely to vote Friday for the state to take over the Aberdeen school district.

 

 

4-County Electric plans outages

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

4-County Electric Power Association customers in southern Lowndes and northern Noxubee counties this month will face three planned power outages.

 

 

Dog owners urged to vaccinate pets as distemper cases rise

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

 

 

Belle elected Aberdeen mayor

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Aberdeen voters have returned Cecil Belle to the mayor's office.

 

'A historic moment': West Point leaders tout alliance with Link

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Clay County and West Point leaders Tuesday were effusive in their praise for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, as the entities signed a joint economic agreement at the Ritz Conference Center in downtown West Point.

 

Arrests made in death of Alabama man

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

More arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.

 

 

Local students semifinalists in Presidential Scholars Program

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education said four public high school seniors from Mississippi, including Columbus and Starkville students, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

 

 

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