Some Mississippi residents cracked jokes Monday to keep from crying while they looked for salvageable items among the rubble left by severe storms that killed 12 people over the weekend. State officials were tallying the cost of the damage so they could ask for an emergency declaration from President Barack Obama, along with federal funds to help clean up the mess.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers' office shared information today on how individuals, charities and businesses can help those affected by severe storms in the state over the weekend.
While Mississippi was ravaged by storms Saturday afternoon, the Golden Triangle was spared from the brunt of the damage.
Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.
WEST POINT — The West Point Board of Selectmen fired former interim electric department superintendent Shasta Plunkett again Thursday.
STARKVILLE — Before Mississippi Main Street’s charrette team came to West Point, there was already an effort under way to “CREATE” small-town change.
Approval of officers and discussion of putting together a Web page were among a few items discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.
Absentee ballots for the June 1, 2010, Republican primary election are now available in Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar’s office at the Lowndes County Courthouse.
An independent consulting firm says the Aberdeen and Oktibbeha County School Districts would do well to merge with Amory and Starkville schools, respectively. But as the schools focus on closing out the year, such speculative recommendations aren’t on the radar.
Things look to be calming down for the Aberdeen Board of Aldermen.
WEST POINT — Approximately 20 certified teachers and 12 teacher assistants won’t be returning to West Point schools in August.
WEST POINT — West Point police made an arrest Friday in connection with a recent automobile burglary.
Scott Ross presided over his last meeting of the College Board Thursday.
The case of Robert Rupert, which was scheduled to be heard during the April term of Clay County Circuit Court has been continued again until the July term, according to Clay County Circuit Court documents.
In 2005, lawmakers voted to add a third judge to the 16th Circuit Court to represent Noxubee and Clay counties. But, so far, only one person has qualified for the seat in the upcoming election.
Friday is the last day to return 2010 Census forms by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will accept all census forms mailed on or before April 16, after which Census Bureau workers will visit individual households to collect the data.
Can it all be as simple as trees and signs? The Mississippi Main Street charrette team that visited West Point this week seems to think so.
West Point’s interim electric department superintendent was stripped of his title Tuesday night.
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