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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.



West Point gets Sunday liquor sales

Posted 2/10/2010 in Area

Add West Point to the growing list of cities with Sunday alcohol sales. Mayor Scott Ross read a letter from the Mississippi Tax Commission at Tuesday’s meeting of the West Point Board of Selectmen announcing the commission had “reconsidered” the city’s 2008 request for Sunday sales.


Gone fishin': Motorists scoop up catfish from overturned truck on Highway 82

Posted 2/9/2010 in Area

Dozens of Oktibbeha County residents gathered Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highway 82 and Douglastown Road with their coolers in tow as work crews cleaned up the remains of an overturned catfish truck in the median.


Five-year-old dies in Webster County crash

Posted 2/9/2010 in Area

MATHISTON — A single-vehicle crash just north of Mathiston killed a 5-year-old boy and sent the driver to the hospital.



State considers allowing ads on school buses

Posted 2/8/2010 in Area

Those traditional yellow school buses might soon be decorated with advertising, if some Mississippi lawmakers get their way.


Poster contest plants seeds of knowledge

Posted 2/6/2010 in Area

A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area learned how properly selected and planted trees conserve energy by participating in the cooperative’s first annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.


High schools' top minds tested at EMCC Olympiad

Posted 2/6/2010 in Area

The smart kids were out to get paid Friday at East Mississippi Community College’s fourth annual Scholar’s Olympiad.


With merger, name change off table, what's next for The W?

Posted 2/6/2010 in Area

Opinions about the future of Mississippi University for Women are as diverse as the many groups who hold a stake in the college’s success. But a couple truths are universally accepted: MUW is facing serious challenges and nobody knows how to meet them.


Daily Times Leader taps new editor

Posted 2/5/2010 in Area

As the managing editor of The Daily Times Leader, West Point native Brandon Walker has promised to make the newspaper a product the city can be proud of.



Deputies break up dog-fighting ring

Posted 2/4/2010 in Area

Clay County Sheriff’s Department deputies have arrested one man and continue searching for at least three more in connection with a dog-fighting operation discovered Sunday night.



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