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Navistar plant in West Point lands additional contracts

Posted 5/5/2010 in Area

U.S. troops riding in locally built vehicles will have an easier time beating the Afghanistan heat thanks in part to $191 million awarded to Navistar Defense in West Point.



Cochran, Wicker announce $191 million in new Navistar contracts

Posted 5/4/2010 in Area

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today praised the award of $191 million to Navistar Defense for the delivery of new medium tactical vehicles and enhancements to its mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan.



Officials: Did twister damage Hamilton?

Posted 4/29/2010 in Area

Monroe County officials are still working to determine whether Saturday’s storm system was from straight-line winds or from a tornado that caused damage in Hamilton.



A look at the victims killed by a Miss. tornado

Posted 4/28/2010 in Area

YAZOO CITY — A quiet, lovable 78-year-old great-grandmother was among the 10 victims of a Mississippi tornado that devastated part of the state.


Survivors assess damage from storm

Posted 4/28/2010 in Area

YAZOO CITY — Some Mississippi residents cracked jokes Monday to keep from crying while they looked for salvageable items among the rubble left by severe storms that killed 12 people over the weekend.


West Point hires new electric dept. head

Posted 4/28/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — West Point selectmen are remaining silent on the reasons surrounding former interim Electric Department Superintendent Shasta Plunkett’s firing. But business rolls on at the electric department.


Officials: Tornadoes struck Oktibbeha, Clay

Posted 4/28/2010 in Area

The National Weather Service today confirmed tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in Oktibbeha and Clay counties as part of a violent line of thunderstorms.


Latest Miss. storm figures: 700 damaged homes, 49 injured, 10 dead

Posted 4/26/2010 in Area

Some Mississippi residents cracked jokes Monday to keep from crying while they looked for salvageable items among the rubble left by severe storms that killed 12 people over the weekend. State officials were tallying the cost of the damage so they could ask for an emergency declaration from President Barack Obama, along with federal funds to help clean up the mess.



Childers sets emergency office hours, shares how to help Mississippians affected by storm

Posted 4/26/2010 in Area

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers' office shared information today on how individuals, charities and businesses can help those affected by severe storms in the state over the weekend.



PHOTOS: Storm devastation from around Mississippi

Posted 4/26/2010 in Area


Severe Weather: Golden Triangle spared from brunt of storms

Posted 4/24/2010 in Area

While Mississippi was ravaged by storms Saturday afternoon, the Golden Triangle was spared from the brunt of the damage.


Severe weather expected in area tonight, Saturday

Posted 4/23/2010 in Area

Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.



West Point again fires former dept. head

Posted 4/23/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — The West Point Board of Selectmen fired former interim electric department superintendent Shasta Plunkett again Thursday.



Center to West Point: consider our ideas

Posted 4/23/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE — Before Mississippi Main Street’s charrette team came to West Point, there was already an effort under way to “CREATE” small-town change.



Website planned for local Crime Stoppers

Posted 4/22/2010 in Area

Approval of officers and discussion of putting together a Web page were among a few items discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.



Absentee ballots ready for GOP primary

Posted 4/22/2010 in Area

Absentee ballots for the June 1, 2010, Republican primary election are now available in Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar’s office at the Lowndes County Courthouse.



School leaders: Merger not on the agenda

Posted 4/22/2010 in Area

An independent consulting firm says the Aberdeen and Oktibbeha County School Districts would do well to merge with Amory and Starkville schools, respectively. But as the schools focus on closing out the year, such speculative recommendations aren’t on the radar.



Aberdeen chief turns over keys to electric department

Posted 4/21/2010 in Area

Things look to be calming down for the Aberdeen Board of Aldermen.



Monroe360: Lenoir indicted on bribery charge (link)

Posted 4/20/2010 in Area



Teachers on the chopping block in West Point schools

Posted 4/20/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — Approximately 20 certified teachers and 12 teacher assistants won’t be returning to West Point schools in August.



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