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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.

Injury count grows in aftermath of storm, tornadoes

Posted 11/30/2010 in Area

At least 17 people were injured in a severe, overnight storm that barreled through the Starkville, Monroe County and Yazoo City areas, downing power lines, uprooting trees and damaging property. Seven people were injured in Starkville when a series of severe storms, including a possible tornado, tore through.

 

Sheriff: Alleged rapist posed as cop to stop victim

Posted 11/29/2010 in Area

Authorities are looking for a rape suspect, who posed as a police officer to attack his victim, the Pickens County, Ala., Sheriff's Department reported this morning.

 

 

West Point Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Dec. 12

Posted 11/27/2010 in Area

West Point's Main Street Association has added a new event this year to kick off the city's Christmas season.

 

 

Huge crowds hit Ala. stores despite rain, game

Posted 11/26/2010 in Area

Heavy rains and a big college football game didn't stop crowds from turning out for shopping deals on the day after Thanksgiving, with some people even camping outside stores early Friday waiting for the bargains to begin.

 

 

Clay County to update flood maps

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

Clay County is in the process of updating its federal flood insurance rate maps and has until May to complete the task.

 

 

Circuit judge candidates expected meager turnout

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

After outspending his opponent by almost $58,000, Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter in the runoff election Tuesday for the new Place 3 circuit court judge position.

 

 

Coleman defeats Porter in circuit judge runoff

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

West Point attorney Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter to win a new judgeship in the 16th Circuit District in a runoff election Tuesday night.

 

 

Navistar begins hiring 120 workers for West Point plant

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

Navistar Defense has started hiring 120 workers at its plant in West Point.

 

 

Officials: Rain may keep the voters away

Posted 11/22/2010 in Area

Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.

 

Big spenders: Golden Triangle donors give more than $300,000 to candidates for congressional, other races

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

Residents in the Golden Triangle gave $309,676 to national campaign efforts this election season, according to statistics from The Huffington Post's Fundrace website.

 

Local taxpayers due unclaimed refunds

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

More than 1,000 taxpayers in Mississippi and 2,000 in Alabama have unclaimed tax returns. Nationwide, the IRS is looking to deliver $164 million in refund checks to 111,893 people because of mailing address errors, the IRS reported this week.

 

 

Judge hopefuls ready for Tuesday runoff

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

After months of campaigning, Place 3 judge candidates are entering the final stretch leading up to the runoff election Tuesday.

 

 

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