U.S. troops riding in locally built vehicles will have an easier time beating the Afghanistan heat thanks in part to $191 million awarded to Navistar Defense in West Point.
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today praised the award of $191 million to Navistar Defense for the delivery of new medium tactical vehicles and enhancements to its mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan.
Monroe County officials are still working to determine whether Saturday’s storm system was from straight-line winds or from a tornado that caused damage in Hamilton.
YAZOO CITY — A quiet, lovable 78-year-old great-grandmother was among the 10 victims of a Mississippi tornado that devastated part of the state.
YAZOO CITY — 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.
WEST POINT — West Point selectmen are remaining silent on the reasons surrounding former interim Electric Department Superintendent Shasta Plunkett’s firing. But business rolls on at the electric department.
The National Weather Service today confirmed tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in Oktibbeha and Clay counties as part of a violent line of thunderstorms.
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.
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