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Highway 82 reopened after wrecks in Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

STARKVILLE -- Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 90 minutes Thursday evening in Oktibbeha County as several vehicles slid off the road icy roadway.



Most Golden Triangle schools, MUW closed Friday amid freezing weather

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.


West Point animal shelter calls for volunteer help

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

They are there in all shapes and sizes, every color and every temperament waiting for someone to give them a real home.


Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.



Monroe man nabbed for allegedly selling moonshine, marijuana

Posted 2/1/2011 in Area

The Monroe County SWAT team raided the home Friday of a 49-year-old man accused of selling moonshine whiskey and possessing marijuana.



REMEMBER TO VOTE: Turnout light in today's runoff election

Posted 2/1/2011 in Area

Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.



Transportation commissioner runoff Tuesday in north Miss.

Posted 1/29/2011 in Area

Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.



Finance reports show circuit judgeships come at high price

Posted 1/29/2011 in Area

Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.



Clay resident calls for more minorities in county jobs

Posted 1/28/2011 in Area

A Clay County man is questioning the hiring practices of the county's Board of Supervisors.



Local employment picture brightens

Posted 1/27/2011 in Area

Mississippi turned overall employment in the right direction in 2010, adding 3,600 non-farm jobs, though the manufacturing and construction sectors continued to fall, the state Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.


For West Point minister Cochrane, patience is a virtue

Posted 1/27/2011 in Area

When she was a young girl living in Tallahassee, Fla., the Rev. Rita Cochrane told her grandmother she wanted to preach. Maybe someday, she was told, but not now. But that desire to be in the pulpit was always in the back of her mind.


Beating suspect calls 911 for trip to hospital

Posted 1/25/2011 in Area

A man suspected of attacking an employee at a Northport auto repair shop with a hammer called 911 and asked to be taken to a drug and mental health treatment facility just hours after the attack.



Jury finds Clay County man was killed in self-defense

Posted 1/22/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- After a four-day trial, a Clay County jury returned a not-guilty verdict Friday in the manslaughter trial of Jeremy Barnhill.


West Point man accused of manslaughter takes stand

Posted 1/21/2011 in Area

When two men attacked him on a dark, dead-end Clay County road, Jeremy Barnhill decided to kill to protect himself, he testified Thursday.

Manslaughter or self-defense? Jury deciding Clay County man's fate

Posted 1/20/2011 in Area

Under the watchful eyes of Clay County jurors, witnesses slowly recreated the drama surrounding the 2010 shooting death of a Cedar Bluff man. Jeremy Barnhill, 26, of 9157 Deer Run in West Point, faces a charge of manslaughter for the Jan. 2, 2010, shooting.


Former West Point softball coach sues district for sex discrimination

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

The former head coach of girl's softball at West Point High School has sued the school district for alleged sex discrimination.



Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.


West Point man on run after guilty plea

Posted 1/14/2011 in Area

A 40-year-old man is on the run from the Clay County Sheriff's Department today after missing his circuit court sentencing hearing Wednesday.


Arizona shooting has local officials reviewing security

Posted 1/13/2011 in Area

The recent shooting of a congresswoman and 19 others at a supermarket in Arizona has caused local politicians and law enforcement officials to look at ways to improve security for the Golden Triangle's elected leaders.


West Point approves water, sewer rate hike

Posted 1/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- Customers of West Point Water and Light Department are in for a rate increase. The West Point Board of Selectmen Tuesday approved water and sewer rate hikes for residential and commercial Water and Light Department customers, both inside and outside the city limits.


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