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Organizers say Caledonia Day was "the biggest blast we ever had"

Posted 10/18/2011 in Area

Everywhere Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell went Monday, he kept hearing the same thing: How much fun everyone had at Saturday's eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.


Artists converge on Northport this weekend for Kentuck

Posted 10/14/2011 in Area

NORTHPORT, Ala. -- For some, it is pilgrimage. For others, it is curiosity. But for two local artisans, it is something else entirely -- part homecoming, part family reunion, encompassed in a two-day rainbow of color nestled in a place early settlers dubbed paradise.



West Point man sought for shooting cousin

Posted 10/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is looking for a 20-year-old black male they say shot his cousin last week.


Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Area

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.


One man charged in Noxubee County shooting

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

MACON -- Noxubee County sheriff's deputies arrested James "Seymore" Dooley, 22, of 962 Cedar Creek Road in Macon, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Chief Deputy Terry Grassaree said.



Clay County to launch drug court program

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- By Nov. 1, misdemeanor drug offenders in Clay County will have an alternative to jail time.


Local businesses report increase in sale of guns and alarm systems

Posted 10/8/2011 in Area

A not-so-friendly side of "The Friendly City" has reared its ugly head recently, and residents are taking precautions to preserve their safety. On the heels of the recent violent crimes in Columbus, local security and alarm system businesses and pawn shops report an increase in calls about personal protection.


WANTED: West Point cracks down on overdue fines

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- If you're in West Point, make sure your name isn't on "the list." You could find yourself handcuffed and in the back of a police car.


Felon leads deputies on high-speed chase

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

CALEDONIA -- A wanted felon led local law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase down the narrow, winding roads of Caledonia Tuesday afternoon before he was finally captured.

Goodbye, Godspeed: West Point holds sendoff ceremony for Guard unit

Posted 10/1/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- Lt. Col. Michael Cleveland stared into the sea of faces at the West Point High School gymnasium, searching for the three he holds most dear. There, on the left, near the top of the bleachers -- his wife, Shannon Cleveland, and their two daughters, Hannah and Sierra. He paused at the podium and struggled to gain control. His voice shook anyway as he spoke: "Not a day will go by that I will not think of you."


Autopsy completed on man found in Monroe

Posted 9/26/2011 in Area

An autopsy shows that complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen is the cause of death of a Tennessee man whose body was found in Monroe County on Friday.



Man sought for kidnapping found dead in Hamilton

Posted 9/25/2011 in Area

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.



Agents bust two prescription drug rings

Posted 9/23/2011 in Area

Narcotics agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit busted two prescription drug rings Thursday, concluding months of undercover investigation and culminating in arrests and/or charges against 21 people.



West Point offers 'park and ride' to MSU home games

Posted 9/23/2011 in Area

West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.


Sept. 11, 2001 at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 9/11/2011 in Area

Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.


Local farmers fare well through summer

Posted 9/8/2011 in Area

More than 40 years of farming will change a man. Teach him to watch the clouds and pray for rain. Teach him to watch the rain and pray it stops before he's standing knee-deep in a muddy field, staring at too much of a good thing.



Monroe County coroner's daughter dies in wreck

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

Four people were transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, where one later died due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident in Monroe County Monday night.



West Point man charged in stabbing death

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

CLAY COUNTY -- A West Point man is charged with murder after stabbing a man at a White Station nightclub late Sunday night, according to the sheriff's department.



West Point man dies in motorcycle wreck

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

CLAY COUNTY -- A West Point man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in northern Clay County.


Prairie Arts train ride a tradition for kids, parents

Posted 9/3/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- The Prairie Arts Festival features dozens of food vendors and hundreds of booths featuring art, clothing and furniture for sale. Still, there's something about the train ride that makes it stand alone from the rest of the events. 


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