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MSU, MUW announce cooperation in nursing, food studies programs

Posted 2/18/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE — Building on many decades of neighborly relations, Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday [Feb. 18] that allows students to earn both an MSU bachelor's degree and an MUW nursing degree.



MUW, Mississippi State to explore 'consolidation,' Limbert says

Posted 2/18/2010 in Area

The state College Board has directed Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations, a move that MUW's president says "is not a merger," and would end with The W remaining a stand-alone institution.



Miss. State committee suggests series of cost-saving measures

Posted 2/18/2010 in Area

Nearly 60 recommendations resulting from a three-month effort are being released by a Mississippi State committee charged last October with identifying ways to respond to higher education budget cuts.



MUW to host dance, activities for Haiti

Posted 2/18/2010 in Area

Mississippi University for Women’s offices of campus recreation and community service and the Wesley Foundation are supporting Stop Hunger Now by hosting Dance for Haiti on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stark Recreation Center.


West Point high school student arrested for shooting into store

Posted 2/18/2010 in Area

A West Point High School student was arrested at the school Wednesday after he allegedly shot a gun into the door of a local business earlier in the morning.


Navistar workers back on job

Posted 2/18/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — Twenty-seven laid-off Navistar Defense workers were back in action at the West Point facility today, and 30-40 more will follow each week, as the plant ramps up production on a new $751 million contract.



West Point High student arrested after allegedly shooting into store

Posted 2/17/2010 in Area

A West Point High School student was arrested at the school today after he allegedly shot a gun into the door of a local business earlier in the morning.


West Point lands $751.5 million contract for mine-resistant vehicles

Posted 2/17/2010 in Area

In a huge economic shot in the arm for struggling West Point and Clay County, the city’s Navistar plant has been awarded a $751.5 million contract to build more than 1,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Keyed in to teaching

Posted 2/17/2010 in Area

Caledonia High School physics teacher Terry Wiygul holds her students’ attention by getting them out of their seats and moving in time with science and technology. But her methods have captured the attention of her peers as well.


West Point homebuyers benefit from state grant

Posted 2/16/2010 in Area

West Point’s real estate market is getting a healthy boost from a $250,000 Mississippi Development Authority grant.



Columbus fugitive still on the loose

Posted 2/15/2010 in Area

Even after the Columbus Police Department encouraged Kenneth Macon to turn himself in over the weekend, he remains on the loose, according to CPD Chief Joseph St. John. St. John said officers are continuing to be on the lookout.



West Point selectman refutes water dept. worker’s discrimination claims

Posted 2/13/2010 in Area

West Point Ward 5 Selectman Jasper Pittman refuted claims Friday he discriminated against a Water and Light Department employee.



Seventh person arrested in Aberdeen Electric Dept. investigation

Posted 2/13/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN — According to Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle, a seventh person has been arrested since an investigation was launched into the Aberdeen Electric Department approximately two months ago.


Ex-MSU prof’s murder trial delayed

Posted 2/13/2010 in Area

The murder trial of David Parvin, scheduled to begin in the February term of Monroe County Circuit Court, has been continued until the next term, which begins June 14.


City workers file discrimination complaints

Posted 2/12/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — Five West Point city employees have filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging discrimination by the Board of Selectmen.



Police to convict: Turn yourself in

Posted 2/12/2010 in Area

No new leads have developed for the Columbus Police Department in their pursuit of Kenneth Macon, who is considered as a person of interest in an attack and robbery on Monday that sent a Columbus couple to the hospital.



West Point ‘back in the green’

Posted 2/11/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — Money was again the focus for West Point’s Board of Selectmen during its Tuesday meeting, but maintaining savings has taken the place of cutting costs.



Plunkett to lead electric department

Posted 2/11/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — While in executive session, the West Point selectmen named Shasta Plunkett interim electric department superintendent at the Water and Light Department.



Tax Commission: West Point granted Sunday liquor to be fair

Posted 2/11/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — After recently granting Sunday alcohol sales to Columbus and Starkville, the Mississippi Tax Commission’s office of Alcoholic Beverage Control decided to play fair.



Aberdeen school closing to deal with asbestos problem

Posted 2/10/2010 in Area

Students at Aberdeen Middle School on West Commerce Street in Aberdeen will be redirected to alternate schools beginning next week while the district decides what to do about asbestos in the old building.



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