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King Cotton: Cotton has made a comeback in Mississippi

Posted 4/9/2011 in Area

Cotton is back and Mississippi farmers are hoping to cash in. Several years of declining global prices, which saw farmers across the country selling their cotton pickers and converting former cotton fields to grain crops, have created a shortage.

One dead in Miss. after severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in Area

Six Columbus and Lowndes County families were evacuated from their homes Monday as a severe storm front swept across the state, causing power outages, damage and a death in Copiah County.


Schools close early ahead of severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in Area

Some Golden Triangle-area schools let students out early as tornado watches and warnings broke out across north Mississippi and storms pushed toward Alabama this afternoon.



Murder charge dropped in Clay County case

Posted 4/1/2011 in Area

A judge has dismissed a murder count filed against Robert Rupert in the 1994 death of Carlos Carr.



Clay officials toss candidates from ballot

Posted 3/31/2011 in Area

Several changes have shaken up the candidate picture for Clay County elections. Would-be chancery clerk candidate Harold Lathon remains disqualified from running after meeting with the Clay County Democratic Executive Committee, and two of three candidates from the Collins family were also removed from the list of qualifiers.



Embattled Lathon compares himself to King, Mandela

Posted 3/31/2011 in Area

Harold Lathon believes he's more than just a character to the voters of West Point and Clay County.



Columbus company's plan for Ala. quarry meets opposition

Posted 3/30/2011 in Area

Nearly 100 residents opposed to a planned limestone quarry in Franklin County met to develop their case against what they call a threat to their community, possibly involving sacred Indian burial grounds.



West Point men lose computers in gaming case

Posted 3/30/2011 in Area

Two West Point men have lost their attempt to get computer equipment taken from their business returned by the state.


Catfish Alley hits local newsstands

Posted 3/30/2011 in Area

A new glossy magazine featuring Golden Triangle faces and places hits local retailers, newsstands and mailboxes today.

Mississippi Brawl Stars ready to rumble

Posted 3/30/2011 in Area

Behind striped knee-highs, short skirts and fish-net pantyhose lie hard-core athletes. And they have the blood, sweat and broken bones to prove it.


Monroe County man dies after truck hits tree

Posted 3/28/2011 in Area

A Monroe County man died in a one-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon.



Community Calendar 3-27-11

Posted 3/26/2011 in Area



Genealogy video conference set for Friday

Posted 3/24/2011 in Area

A statewide interactive video conference Friday will bring experts on genealogical topics to County Extension offices in the Golden Triangle.



New blues mural planned in Aberdeen

Posted 3/21/2011 in Area

ABDERDEEN -- The city of Aberdeen will dedicate a new blues mural on April 29 -- the first weekend of Pilgrimage -- as part of the Mississippi Blues Trail.



Smithville woman dies from wreck injuries

Posted 3/21/2011 in Area

A 43-year-old Smithville woman died Sunday in Tupelo, a day after she was airlifted from a one-vehicle wreck in Monroe County.



Vardaman man dies after ATV accident in Clay County

Posted 3/15/2011 in Area

A 37-year-old Vardaman man died of head trauma early Monday in Memphis, Tenn., after accidentally flipping a four-wheeler in Clay County last week.



Committee strikes names from Clay County ballot

Posted 3/9/2011 in Area

Two familiar names were struck from the ballot Tuesday by the Clay County Democratic Executive Committee.


Clay County mulls options for school renovation project

Posted 2/25/2011 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is trying to move forward with the West Clay Agricultural High School renovation project, but bids came in higher than expected Thursday and the board did not select a contractor.


Schools push to help seniors pass subject tests

Posted 2/25/2011 in Area

Local schools are making a final push to help seniors who have failed one or more state tests stay on track to graduate in May.



Sulligent, Ala. coach charged with molestation negotiating plea

Posted 2/24/2011 in Area



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