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Officials: Rain may keep the voters away

Posted 11/22/2010 in Area

Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.


Big spenders: Golden Triangle donors give more than $300,000 to candidates for congressional, other races

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

Residents in the Golden Triangle gave $309,676 to national campaign efforts this election season, according to statistics from The Huffington Post's Fundrace website.


Local taxpayers due unclaimed refunds

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

More than 1,000 taxpayers in Mississippi and 2,000 in Alabama have unclaimed tax returns. Nationwide, the IRS is looking to deliver $164 million in refund checks to 111,893 people because of mailing address errors, the IRS reported this week.



Judge hopefuls ready for Tuesday runoff

Posted 11/20/2010 in Area

After months of campaigning, Place 3 judge candidates are entering the final stretch leading up to the runoff election Tuesday.



Waste management authority lands grant for waste collection

Posted 11/16/2010 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a $34,200 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority to collect hazardous household waste.



Ala. high school coach denied bond on sex charges

Posted 11/15/2010 in Area

An Alabama high-school football coach has been denied bond on charges accusing him of sexual involvement with three minors in Mississippi.



West Point school superintendent to retire

Posted 11/12/2010 in Area

After a career spanning three decades, Steve Montgomery wants to stay in education, but he's not sure what capacity. Only one thing is certain: He won't return to the West Point School District as superintendent.



Man arrested at West Point meeting criticizes mayor, selectmen

Posted 11/11/2010 in Area

The man removed and arrested at West Point's Tuesday Board of Selectmen meeting claims he was improperly barred from making a public statement.



Expert: Main Street associations successful economic engines

Posted 11/11/2010 in Area

As local governments search for ways to drive their economy, Main Street associations are proving to be successful economic engines, according to recent research.


Rumble in West Point: Mayor Scott Ross returns; man arrested

Posted 11/10/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- A former mayoral candidate in West Point was arrested Tuesday night during the city's Board of Selectmen meeting after he refused to obey commands to remain silent and then resisted law enforcement officers who attempted to remove him from the premises.


Common core: Schools moving toward curriculum that matches courses in other states, worldwide

Posted 11/4/2010 in Area

In Switzerland, 12th-graders write essays analyzing John Fitzgerald Kennedy's proclamation that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.


High voter turnout in Triangle

Posted 11/3/2010 in Area

Area voters didn't let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.

Kitchens re-elected to circuit judge seat; Coleman, Porter to face off in runoff on Nov. 23

Posted 11/3/2010 in Area

In hotly contested races, Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens was re-elected Tuesday and Lee S. Coleman and Nebra Porter now face each other in a run-off election for a new judge position.

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trucking company plans to expand to former Artex plant in West Point

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.


West Point mayor takes leave of absence

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point Mayor Scott Ross has taken an indefinite leave of absence from his duties.



Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.


SEC informs MSU of cowbell violation

Posted 10/25/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE -- The future of cowbells rests in the hands of Mississippi State's fans. While it's been the obvious component of the Southeastern Conference's amended artificial noisemaker ban to help accommodate MSU's greatest sporting symbol, the current margin for error is nil. MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin confirmed Monday the SEC has notified the school it will be fined for violations of the cowbell compromise.


Judges to speak at Tea Party meeting

Posted 10/22/2010 in Area

Three of the five candidates seeking judgeship in the 16th Circuit Court District will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Starkville Tea Party Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.



Things to do in the Triangle: A busy autumn awaits

Posted 10/22/2010 in Area

From haunted hay rides, festivals and trick-or-treating to literary events and feeding the poor, the area has no shortage of events for the fall.



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