The Salvation Army and Walmart will be working together this weekend to provide another way for local residents to make Christmas brighter for area children.
With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, shoppers crowd the stores and browse the Internet in search of the perfect gift. For many, that means paying for the item by a swipe of the debit card and that could make unsuspecting shoppers vulnerable.
Like father, like daughter? Angela Turner Lairy, daughter of state senator Bennie Turner, D-West Point, has announced she will run in the Jan. 15 special election to fill the seat left vacant by her father's death Nov. 27, Lairy told the Dispatch Wednesday.
WCBI news personality Aundrea Self didn't hesitate when asked to describe her former employer and friend, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. "He always exuded a quiet confidence," Self said Sunday. "He had a strong presence when he walked into the room."
Company has until Dec. 31 to escrow $150,000
The holiday season can be a time of joy and wonder, but for many, it can also be a time of despair and frustration for those in need of toys for their children, clothes, food and even shelter. To make their holidays a bit brighter, many Lowndes County residents are joining together to volunteer and give back to the community.
The funeral for state Sen. Bennie Turner is scheduled for Monday in his hometown of West Point.
A longtime member of the state legislature, who represented a portion of Lowndes County, has died at age 64. Bennie Turner, D-West Point, died Tuesday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
In the busy and under-staffed offices of New Orleans' flood-control leaders, there's an uneasy feeling about what lies ahead.
It's that time of year when the twinkling of Christmas tree lights can be seen in nearly every home. Trees decorated with tinsel and homemade ornaments, with presents nestled under the branches, are proudly displayed in living rooms.
Over the last few years, there has been a national movement to support small business. Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday and encourages shoppers to shop local and support members of their community by shopping at small, locally-owned businesses instead of big national chain stores.
Peanut butter is a staple food item for many Lowndes County residents. And if your favorite brand is Jif, there's a good chance your peanut butter may have ties to Monroe County.
As families across the country gather over turkey and cranberry sauce to celebrate Thanksgiving, retailers and shopaholics alike are preparing for the biggest shopping day of the year -- Black Friday.
Unemployment figures continue to slowly drop, just in time for the holiday season, which should be a good bit brighter than last year for workers across the Golden Triangle.
The third annual Christmas Tour of Homes in West Point will showcase six unique homes at Old Waverly Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served from 4-6 p.m. in the Clubhouse on the grounds.
The heroic efforts of a Crawford man saved the life of his wife Tuesday morning. The mobile home belonging to Henry and Betty Sharp caught fire just after 8:30 yesterday morning with two women trapped inside.
The West Point Police Department plans to crack down on unauthorized vendors.
Although President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night, Republican Mitt Romney won in Lowndes County but only by a narrow margin.
The following are unofficial election results for Clay County as reported on the Clay County Circuit Clerk's Facebook Page.
On the outside, Unicor, with its big oaks and magnolia trees, looks like it could be part of a landscaped industrial park. Step a little closer and it's clear the apparel shop lies in the middle of a medium-security federal prison in east Alabama.
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