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.
Despite the chilly weather, voters turned out Tuesday, sending transportation commissioner candidates Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. to a runoff election. While Caldwell was the top vote-getter, Tagert, of Starkville, won the vast majority of votes in the Golden Triangle.
The Monroe County School District and some other school districts in north Mississippi counties announced they would keep schools closed for a third day, as ice and slush remained on some roads and crippling cold moved in Tuesday night.
The special election for the state's next Northern District Transportation Commissioner was on for today, despite concerns about icy roads. "Now we just need voters," one circuit clerk said.
Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.
People all over the Golden Triangle are having fun on their snow day. Email your photos to email@example.com.
A blast of winter weather gripped Columbus, coating the city and Lowndes County in about 3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday and today. Hundreds of businesses and schools in north Mississippi, including across the Golden Triangle, canceled classes today as the storm set in.
With weather forecasters predicting a winter storm today capable of dropping up to eight inches of snow on the Golden Triangle, shoppers flooded local stores Saturday to pick up last-minute provisions.
The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could fall in north Mississippi and Alabama with light flurries further south beginning Sunday.
Most of Clay County's elected officials have qualified to run for re-election this year, with the notable exception of Sheriff Laddie Huffman.
Noxubee County Sheriff Albert Walker is retiring.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning and elected a new president and vice president for the coming year.
From adultery arrests and a drunken, accidental sleepover to a sword-wielding robber, here are some of the high-profile local crimes that stood out in 2010:
Four-County Electric Power Association employees started the new year battling damage caused by Mother Nature.
Most-viewed web stories of 2010
Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.
Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.
WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.
Some people procrastinate. Others have to work. And others rack their brains until inspiration strikes and the perfect gift presents itself. But whatever the reason, Golden Triangle stores are buzzing with Christmas shoppers until the last minute this year.
1. Hollywood comes to Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Busted: Lowndes narcotics agents stay on top of drug crimes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Waters Building demolition abruptly halted COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY