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Half-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Tuscaloosa

Posted 2/22/2010 in Area


Wanted convict suspected in Clay County home invasion

Posted 2/22/2010 in Area

Kenneth Macon, who has been a person of interest in two residential break-ins and a brutal assault in Columbus, may have also broken into a Clay County home over the weekend.


West Point building inspector assistant’s salary in question

Posted 2/20/2010 in Area

An assistant to the building inspector at West Point’s Building Department is pulling down $48,000 each year.



Candidates qualify for judge seats

Posted 2/20/2010 in Area

All three incumbent candidates — Kenneth M. Burns, Dorothy W. Colom and Jim Davidson — have qualified for the District 14 Chancery Court judge seat.



MUW students, faculty welcome shared degrees with Miss. State

Posted 2/19/2010 in Area

Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.



Miss. State, MUW embark on plan to share degrees, services

Posted 2/19/2010 in Area

Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."



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.


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