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Cadence Bank laying off local workers

Posted 3/4/2010 in Area

Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.



Aberdeen school district sued over absentee ballots

Posted 3/3/2010 in Area

A lawsuit has been brought against Aberdeen School District’s superintendent and board of trustees. Ruby Cunningham, Willie H. McNairy and Ladie M. James filed a suit March 2 in U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi seeking to force the school board to count their absentee ballots in Saturday’s school board election.



Aberdeen police take over security at electric dept.

Posted 3/3/2010 in Area

After a series of suspicious occurrences at the Aberdeen Electric Department, the Aberdeen Police Department is taking over security of the department.



Officials investigate fire at West Point Wal-Mart

Posted 3/3/2010 in Area

West Point Fire Department officials continue investigating the cause of a Monday night fire at Wal-Mart that left damage, but no injuries.



Ex-West Point police officer sentenced to more than two years in prison

Posted 2/26/2010 in Area

OXFORD — Prosecutors say a former West Point police officer has been ordered to serve two years and three months in federal prison for his part in a scheme to embezzle money from a crime-fighting fund he oversaw.



West Point fills vacancies; bridge work to begin

Posted 2/25/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — Repairs to West Point’s Main Street bridge are a step closer after the city Board of Selectmen allowed City Administrator Randy Jones to begin advertising bids for work on the partially collapsed structure.


House speaker brings good news to Triangle

Posted 2/23/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, shared some economic optimism Monday as the inaugural speaker for the West Point Growth Alliance’s legislative forum series.


West Point Police make arrest in robbery case

Posted 2/22/2010 in Area

West Point Police have made an arrest in the robbery of Radio Shack in the Winchester Shopping Center.



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.



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