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Turf company owner's sunflower field draws flow of admirers

Posted 7/22/2010 in Area

WEST POINT - Jeff Hairston didn't know it was going to be such a hit. But in the past few days, people have been flocking to see the blooming field of sunflowers on the hill next to his house on Church Hill Road in West Point.


Shuqualak man arrested for shooting at family members

Posted 7/20/2010 in Area

A Shuqualak uncle was arrested Monday for allegedly shooting at his niece and nephew.



MUW e-college signs pact with more junior colleges

Posted 7/20/2010 in Area

A memorandum of agreement recently signed between Mississippi University for Women's online college, V3 College, and two Mississippi junior colleges has sealed a long-term partnership among the three institutions.



Aberdeen School District realigns

Posted 7/20/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen School District expects to save an undetermined sum of money next year by closing two schools.



The Monroe Journal: - Aberdeen judge, city employee involved in alleged altercation (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Area

An Abderdeen city judge and city hall worker were involved in an altercation, Thursday at City Hall, an eyewitness reports.



Monroe360: Biodiesel businessman Tommy Tacker gets prison time (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Area



Herbicide vegetation management starts

Posted 7/17/2010 in Area

The 4-County Electric Power Association has begun its annual herbicide vegetation management. Around one-tenth of all 4-County power outages are attributable to vegetation issues -- trees, branches, etc. So, it is important to maintain a healthy right-of-way. In July, 4-County contractors began applying herbicide to some 533 miles of line across the service area in the Columbus, Macon and West Point districts.



MPB: 'Fresh Air' cut due to 'explicit' content

Posted 7/16/2010 in Area

Mississippi Public Broadcasting's decision to cut the nationally syndicated program "Fresh Air" from Think Radio was due primarily to "discussions on issues of an explicit sexual nature," according to a statement released Thursday by MPB Executive Director Dr. Judith Lewis.



CAFB to hold major exercise

Posted 7/16/2010 in Area

The 14th Flying Training Wing will hold a large base-wide exercise on Thursday, June 17. The exercise will test the wings ability to respond to an hostile event on the installation.



Organizer: No Johnny Cash festival this year

Posted 7/15/2010 in Area

After three years of music, food and fun, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will not return this fall.



Several arrested in Monroe drug roundup

Posted 7/15/2010 in Area

On Monday and in the early hours of Tuesday, Monroe County deputies and agents with the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit were rounding up suspected drug dealers in Monroe County.



Adultery arrests highlight all-but-forgotten state law

Posted 7/15/2010 in Area

When Cortiga Williams pressed charges against her husband for adultery earlier this month, she called upon a nearly forgotten law. In Mississippi, it's a crime to cheat on a spouse by having sex or even living with another person.



Concerned about census

Posted 7/14/2010 in Area

Have you been counted in the Census? There appears to be whole neighborhoods missing from the census log books.



West Point Mayor vetoes terminations

Posted 7/14/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Board of Selectman voted to fire the city's chief administrative officer and electric department superintendent, Tuesday night.



Good business makes for busy airports

Posted 7/12/2010 in Area

Golden Triangle Regional Airport is a prime example of how good business makes for a busy airport.



West Point man killed in motorcycle wreck

Posted 7/10/2010 in Area

The Golden Triangle's second motorcycle fatality in just over a week happened Friday on Highway 50 in Clay County.


For bikers, accidents top of mind

Posted 7/8/2010 in Area

Robert Renfroe barely saw it coming. In 2005, He was riding his 1999 Honda motorcycle west on Highway 50 when a young woman turned across his lane in her car. He plowed straight into her vehicle.


Monroe County man dies in wreck near CAFB

Posted 7/6/2010 in Area

A Monroe County man is among four fatalities in the state over the three-day Fourth of July weekend.


Summer in the South: Where river rats make a splash (VIDEO)

Posted 7/6/2010 in Area

It's an oasis on a sweltering day. With a dearth of water-based options in the Golden Triangle, it's no wonder people flock to the Buttahatchie River to play on the rope swings at the Lawrence Bridge.

Celebrating the Fourth

Posted 7/4/2010 in Area

Fireworks may be illegal in the Golden Triangle's three hub cities, but business was still booming Saturday at local fireworks stands as the July 4 holiday approached.


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