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Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trucking company plans to expand to former Artex plant in West Point

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.


West Point mayor takes leave of absence

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point Mayor Scott Ross has taken an indefinite leave of absence from his duties.



Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.


SEC informs MSU of cowbell violation

Posted 10/25/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE -- The future of cowbells rests in the hands of Mississippi State's fans. While it's been the obvious component of the Southeastern Conference's amended artificial noisemaker ban to help accommodate MSU's greatest sporting symbol, the current margin for error is nil. MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin confirmed Monday the SEC has notified the school it will be fined for violations of the cowbell compromise.


Judges to speak at Tea Party meeting

Posted 10/22/2010 in Area

Three of the five candidates seeking judgeship in the 16th Circuit Court District will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Starkville Tea Party Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.



Things to do in the Triangle: A busy autumn awaits

Posted 10/22/2010 in Area

From haunted hay rides, festivals and trick-or-treating to literary events and feeding the poor, the area has no shortage of events for the fall.


New EMCC nursing building still on life support

Posted 10/20/2010 in Area

Any public funding of a planned health and wellness center is at least a year away. In the meantime, Dr. Rick Young, president of East Mississippi Community College, hopes to drum up interest in the project, which he hopes will have regional appeal.


Avoid winter of discontent with easy energy savings

Posted 10/19/2010 in Area

As the air chills, many Golden Triangle residents are bracing for a winter of discontent with their utility bills.



TVA says fuel costs down, though local electricity rates expected to increase

Posted 10/18/2010 in Area

Monthly fuel costs this month are down 5 percent from October, saving customers between $3.50 and $7 on their bills, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority.



Northport, Ala., Kentuck Festival showcases elite artists

Posted 10/15/2010 in Area

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala., is annually renowned for its quality and diversity and draws plenty of visitors from the Golden Triangle. The 2010 event Saturday and Sunday will be no exception. On shaded paths meandering through Kentuck Park, neat white tents will house more than 250 invited or juried artists skilled in styles ranging from folk to contemporary art. Many are nationally recognized.



West Point residents facing water, sewer rate hikes

Posted 10/13/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point Water and Light Department customers soon may have to pay more for water and sewer service.



Childers, Nunnelee debate in Oxford

Posted 10/13/2010 in Area

OXFORD -- North Mississippi congressional candidates exchanged sharp words at a debate Tuesday night about how loyal each would be to his party's leadership on Capitol Hill.



New 'green' generator to be built at landfill

Posted 10/12/2010 in Area

The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority plans to build the largest "green" generator in the area in the coming year.



Local electric bills on the rise

Posted 10/12/2010 in Area

Local electric bills are expected to swell by as much as 10 percent over the next year, officials said, as the Tennessee Valley Authority expects raises its fuel cost adjustments.


The Golden Triangle on the silver screen: Movie makers capture area on film

Posted 10/11/2010 in Area

Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.


U.S. Supreme Court won't hear two Miss. murder cases

Posted 10/11/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals in two Mississippi murder cases, including a Clay County case.



Clay supervisors targeting delinquent garbage bills

Posted 10/8/2010 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is taking steps to collect $153,000 in delinquent garbage bills.



The Monroe Journal: - Aberdeen city employee charged with assault (link)

Posted 10/7/2010 in Area

An Aberdeen official faces simple assault charges after allegedly punching a reporter



Editorial: Cadence deal with Texas firm benefits Golden Triangle

Posted 10/7/2010 in Area

Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.



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