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Man dies in head-on collision

Posted 10/22/2009 in Area

ABERDEEN — A Tennessee man is dead after the 18-wheeler he was driving collided head-on with a Ford sport utility vehicle, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.



Crime Stoppers pays $1,600 for arrests

Posted 10/22/2009 in Area

WEST POINT — Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers assisted in the arrest of eight individuals and helped recover $4,000 worth of stolen property in the last month.



Coroner: Clay County death was homicide

Posted 10/21/2009 in Area

A Forest man’s shooting death in Clay County has been ruled “consistent with a homicide” following provisional autopsy results. Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter declined further details about the Friday death of Danelle Young, 21, of 285 Hughes Road in Forest, citing an ongoing investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting was initially reported as accidental.



Forest man dies in Clay County shooting

Posted 10/19/2009 in Area

A Forest man was killed Friday night in Clay County in what is being reported as an accidental shooting.



Cold-case trial to be held next year

Posted 10/18/2009 in Area

WEST POINT— It likely will be late 2010 before a West Point man stands trial for two murders and assault, according to Clay County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Eddie Scott.



College Board gives final approval to EMCC nursing degree

Posted 10/16/2009 in Area

MAYHEW — The state College Board has granted final approval for an associate degree nursing program at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus.



West Point bus strike on hold through Friday

Posted 10/15/2009 in Area

Union officials have agreed to hold off on a bus driver strike — which would include West Point School District drivers — at least through Friday.



Noxubee economic development head resigns

Posted 10/14/2009 in Area

Brian Wilson, chief economic development officer for Noxubee County, today announced his departure from the Noxubee Alliance effective Jan. 1, 2010.



West Point braces for bus driver strike

Posted 10/14/2009 in Area

WEST POINT — A planned bus driver strike didn’t happen today, but the West Point School District is telling parents to be prepared to find other ways for their children to get to school.



West Point names interim police chief, deputy clerk

Posted 10/14/2009 in Area

WEST POINT — During a three-hour executive session, the West Point Board of Selectmen tapped West Point Police Department Officer Bobby Lane as interim police chief and Reba Mattix as named deputy clerk. The West Point board voted 4-1 in August to fire former Police Chief Steve Bingham.



Boy, 14, shoots at 90-year-old in robbery attempt

Posted 10/14/2009 in Area

BROOKSVILLE — A Brooksville 14-year-old who tried to force his way into a 90-year-old woman’s home to rob her — and failing at that, trying to shoot her — was arrested by Brooksville police. “We had a possible burglary and shooting (but) no one hurt,” said Brooksville Police Chief Tina Williams.



West Point Water and Light head faces disturbing the peace charge

Posted 10/9/2009 in Area

The interim superintendent of West Point’s Water and Light Department will appear in municipal court Oct. 27 to stand trial on charges of disturbing the peace.



Clay supes delay plans to collect fines

Posted 10/9/2009 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors tabled plans to allow a web-based collection agency to begin pursuing more than $1 million in unpaid justice court fees during its Thursday meeting.



Arts council sponsors photo competition for area amateur photographers

Posted 10/7/2009 in Area

WEST POINT — A photo competition began Oct. 1 in West Point, inviting area amateur photographers to get “in focus.” “West Point: In Focus” is a new photo competition sponsored by the West Point/Clay County Arts Council. Slated to run until Oct. 30, the contest is open to anyone of any age, who lives, works or attends school in West Point or Clay County.



West Point clerk: I don’t want to resign after all

Posted 10/7/2009 in Area

WEST POINT — West Point City Clerk Robin Perry continues to await an opportunity to appear before the city’s Board of Selectmen to discuss the withdrawal of his letter of resignation in September. The city clerk position is one of two key West Point jobs in limbo as the board decides how to handle the pending opening at clerk and the continuing search for a new police chief to replace Steve Bingham, whom the board fired Aug. 11.



Company will employ 34 at Macon facility

Posted 10/6/2009 in Area

MACON — This morning Noxubee County celebrated the opening of its latest industry — Exterior Profiles Corp. — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning.



Local students to celebrate Walk to School Day

Posted 10/3/2009 in Area

West Point and Columbus students will commemorate Walk to School Day Oct. 7 by walking or riding their bikes to school, or taking time out for a walk during the day.



Program trains seniors to re-enter work force

Posted 10/3/2009 in Area

Experience Works is looking for more than two dozen senior citizens to begin on-the-job training programs — and possibly find gainful employment — at locations around the Golden Triangle.



West Point clerk says he was on verge of firing, resigned instead

Posted 10/3/2009 in Area

West Point City Clerk Robin Perry’s recent resignation may have preempted his firing by the city board. Perry submitted a verbal resignation during a meeting of the West Point Board of Mayor and Selectmen Sept. 17 amid allegations of improper conduct.



Aberdeen police to retire official's ticket to file

Posted 10/2/2009 in Area

ABERDEEN — The Northeast Mississippi Officials Association, the Aberdeen Police Department and Aberdeen High School resolved differences Wednesday that stemmed from an incident last week at an Aberdeen High home football game.



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