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Aberdeen man found dead in home over the weekend

Posted 8/5/2010 in Area

A 50-year-old man was found dead of natural causes, with heat a contributing cause, Tuesday in Monroe County.



MDE: Parents face jail time if kids skip school

Posted 8/4/2010 in Area

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement reminds parents about the law governing school attendance.



Aberdeen man charged with cousin's stabbing

Posted 8/4/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- A 22-year-old Aberdeen man has been charged with stabbing his cousin in the chest during an argument Saturday in Monroe County.



Three charged with Hatley school burglary, vandalism

Posted 8/4/2010 in Area

HATLEY -- Three 18-year-old men have been charged with doing more than $20,000 damage while burglarizing a Monroe County high school.



Seguin's focus: Reach out, build teamwork

Posted 8/2/2010 in Area



Hamilton woman dies of heatstroke

Posted 8/2/2010 in Area

An 81-year-old Hamilton woman died of heatstroke Saturday in the first heat-related death in Monroe County since July 2008.



Clarion Ledger: Beatles to baseball, Starkville man collects it all (link)

Posted 8/2/2010 in Area Historic Aberdeen church to be celebrated Sunday (link)

Posted 7/29/2010 in Area

A celebration for the former James Creek Missionary Baptist Church will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Adams-French home in Aberdeen. The public is invited to attend.


Retailers 'pumped' about tax holiday

Posted 7/29/2010 in Area

Area retailers are getting ready for Mississippi's second annual tax-free shopping weekend.


Navistar plant in West Point announces layoffs

Posted 7/28/2010 in Area

Navistar plans to cut approximately 340 employees from its West Point plant by next week, according to the manufacturer.


Feeling the heat: Unusually hot, dry summer has farmers worried, schools taking precautions

Posted 7/28/2010 in Area

As knowledge about the dangers of extreme heat becomes common knowledge, school officials are vigilant about keeping students safe, as football and band practice begins. But there's another population who can't move out of harm's way.


The N-word: Our language's most controversial word is evolving, though its racial divisiveness remains

Posted 7/24/2010 in Area

You can't put it in a box. You can't label it as one thing. You can't deny it and you can't kill it. But can you use it?



Part of tumor removed from Okolona lawmaker's brain

Posted 7/23/2010 in Area

Surgeons at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have removed part of a tumor from the brain of longtime state Sen. Jack Gordon of Okolona.



West Point summer graduates to 'walk' at ceremony tonight

Posted 7/23/2010 in Area

Eight West Point students will walk away from high school with their diplomas tonight.


Brigham: Time for W to 'rock'

Posted 7/23/2010 in Area

Allegra Brigham, MUW's interim president, called for peace and cooperation among fractured alumni groups Thursday during the annual meeting of the Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association.


New restaurant: Logan's Roadhouse coming soon to Columbus

Posted 7/23/2010 in Area

Mark Castleberry, a Columbus land developer and owner of Castle Properties Inc., said Logan's Roadhouse will be opening a restaurant in Columbus next year. The new location will be in the hotel development on 18th Avenue just off the Highway 82 bypass. Logan's serves steaks, burgers, chicken, catfish and other fried American fare.



Circuit Court 7-22-2010

Posted 7/22/2010 in Area

Sixteenth Circuit Court judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens handed down sentences during the May term in Clay County.



Two suspected in arson investigation

Posted 7/22/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- Two suspects took lie-detector tests this week after traces of gasoline were found at the scene of a fatal fire in Aberdeen last Thursday.


Turf company owner's sunflower field draws flow of admirers

Posted 7/22/2010 in Area

WEST POINT - Jeff Hairston didn't know it was going to be such a hit. But in the past few days, people have been flocking to see the blooming field of sunflowers on the hill next to his house on Church Hill Road in West Point.


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