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Injury count grows in aftermath of storm, tornadoes

Posted 11/30/2010 in Area

At least 17 people were injured in a severe, overnight storm that barreled through the Starkville, Monroe County and Yazoo City areas, downing power lines, uprooting trees and damaging property. Seven people were injured in Starkville when a series of severe storms, including a possible tornado, tore through.


Sheriff: Alleged rapist posed as cop to stop victim

Posted 11/29/2010 in Area

Authorities are looking for a rape suspect, who posed as a police officer to attack his victim, the Pickens County, Ala., Sheriff's Department reported this morning.



West Point Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Dec. 12

Posted 11/27/2010 in Area

West Point's Main Street Association has added a new event this year to kick off the city's Christmas season.



Huge crowds hit Ala. stores despite rain, game

Posted 11/26/2010 in Area

Heavy rains and a big college football game didn't stop crowds from turning out for shopping deals on the day after Thanksgiving, with some people even camping outside stores early Friday waiting for the bargains to begin.



Clay County to update flood maps

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

Clay County is in the process of updating its federal flood insurance rate maps and has until May to complete the task.



Circuit judge candidates expected meager turnout

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

After outspending his opponent by almost $58,000, Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter in the runoff election Tuesday for the new Place 3 circuit court judge position.



Coleman defeats Porter in circuit judge runoff

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

West Point attorney Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter to win a new judgeship in the 16th Circuit District in a runoff election Tuesday night.



Navistar begins hiring 120 workers for West Point plant

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

Navistar Defense has started hiring 120 workers at its plant in West Point.



Officials: Rain may keep the voters away

Posted 11/22/2010 in Area

Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.


Big spenders: Golden Triangle donors give more than $300,000 to candidates for congressional, other races

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

Residents in the Golden Triangle gave $309,676 to national campaign efforts this election season, according to statistics from The Huffington Post's Fundrace website.


Local taxpayers due unclaimed refunds

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

More than 1,000 taxpayers in Mississippi and 2,000 in Alabama have unclaimed tax returns. Nationwide, the IRS is looking to deliver $164 million in refund checks to 111,893 people because of mailing address errors, the IRS reported this week.



Judge hopefuls ready for Tuesday runoff

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

After months of campaigning, Place 3 judge candidates are entering the final stretch leading up to the runoff election Tuesday.



Waste management authority lands grant for waste collection

Posted 11/16/2010 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a $34,200 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority to collect hazardous household waste.



Ala. high school coach denied bond on sex charges

Posted 11/15/2010 in Area

An Alabama high-school football coach has been denied bond on charges accusing him of sexual involvement with three minors in Mississippi.



West Point school superintendent to retire

Posted 11/12/2010 in Area

After a career spanning three decades, Steve Montgomery wants to stay in education, but he's not sure what capacity. Only one thing is certain: He won't return to the West Point School District as superintendent.



Man arrested at West Point meeting criticizes mayor, selectmen

Posted 11/11/2010 in Area

The man removed and arrested at West Point's Tuesday Board of Selectmen meeting claims he was improperly barred from making a public statement.



Expert: Main Street associations successful economic engines

Posted 11/11/2010 in Area

As local governments search for ways to drive their economy, Main Street associations are proving to be successful economic engines, according to recent research.


Rumble in West Point: Mayor Scott Ross returns; man arrested

Posted 11/10/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- A former mayoral candidate in West Point was arrested Tuesday night during the city's Board of Selectmen meeting after he refused to obey commands to remain silent and then resisted law enforcement officers who attempted to remove him from the premises.


Common core: Schools moving toward curriculum that matches courses in other states, worldwide

Posted 11/4/2010 in Area

In Switzerland, 12th-graders write essays analyzing John Fitzgerald Kennedy's proclamation that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.


High voter turnout in Triangle

Posted 11/3/2010 in Area

Area voters didn't let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.


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