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Mary Holmes College campus in West Point has buyer

Posted 5/15/2010 in Area

The long-dormant Mary Holmes College campus in West Point is about to come back to life.



Candidate field set for judicial races

Posted 5/15/2010 in Area

Three people have qualified to run for the newly created third 16th Circuit Court judge seat, created in 2005 to represent Noxubee and Clay counties.


Caledonia seniors hope Lowndes County sheriff reduces charges

Posted 5/14/2010 in Area

The students being charged with burglary after a senior prank at Caledonia High School say they've satisfied the school's demands for restitution but can't understand why the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office insists on charging them with a felony.


Columbus officials reach out to club owners in wake of fatal shooting

Posted 5/14/2010 in Area

City officials have formed a committee and are crafting new rules to address concerns of violence and other problems at local nightclubs, in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Everyday Club and Lounge.


Shannon man named Trooper of the Year

Posted 5/14/2010 in Area

Trooper James Burrow, of Shannon, has been a full-fledged trooper just two years, but earned "100 Club" honors both years for 100 DUI stops.


Officials, planners to meet on Columbus annexation costs

Posted 5/14/2010 in Area

Columbus Light and Water Department Executive Director Todd Gale today is scheduled to meet with Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to discuss the costs associated with providing water and sewer to areas under consideration for annexation.


West Point native named 'Rising Star'

Posted 5/7/2010 in Area

Sarah Ward Hoffman, a West Point native and senior account executive for the DCI Group in Washington D.C. has been selected by Campaigns & Elections' Politics magazine as one of its 2010 Rising Stars.

Airport expansion lands more comfort for passengers, room for expansion

Posted 5/6/2010 in Area

With the symbolic snipping of a red ribbon, the new expansion of the terminal at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport is now open and ready for business.


Auditor: Aberdeen owed nearly $1 million in fees, $380,000 misplaced

Posted 5/5/2010 in Area

Aberdeen has misplaced $380,000 and missed out on nearly $1 million, according to an independent auditor.



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.


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