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Power Brokers: Some electric co-op boards make more, do less

Posted 8/18/2010 in Area

As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.


Tronox fire rattles neighbors

Posted 8/17/2010 in Area

A thick dark cloud rose behind Cadence Bank on Old Highway 45. It took a few moments for workers at the Hamilton bank to realize it was smoke, and there was only one place it could be coming from.


Despite heat, recent rains help jump-start crops

Posted 8/17/2010 in Area

Record temperatures have some farmers sweating about the viability of their crops in August. Farmers in Lowndes County, however, aren't hurting as badly.



Lawmakers hold redistricting hearings

Posted 8/17/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.



Fire put out at Tronox chemical plant in Hamilton

Posted 8/16/2010 in Area

Firefighters worked to contain a blaze at the Tronox chemical plant in Hamilton this afternoon, and the fire was out by around 1 p.m. No injuries were reported.



Aberdeen man charged for mobile meth lab

Posted 8/16/2010 in Area

A 29-year-old Aberdeen man has been charged with operating a mobile crystal methamphetamine lab in Monroe County.


Students have new options for textbooks

Posted 8/16/2010 in Area

Local universities will offer a textbook rental program starting this fall, in hopes of helping students save money.


Four charged in string of two-state burglaries

Posted 8/12/2010 in Area

Two men and a juvenile have been charged with a string of burglaries in Alabama and one at the Stateline Express gas station in Lowndes County.



Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Area

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.



The Monroe Journal: - Update Aberdeen judge suspended for two weeks by board (link)

Posted 8/12/2010 in Area

An Aberdeen judge was suspended after a physical altercation with another city employee.



The Monroe Journal: - Memorial account set up for Lloyd Jr (link)

Posted 8/12/2010 in Area

A memorial account has been set up for a man who was hit by an 18-wheeler in Monroe County.



Veto stands; West Point employees keep jobs

Posted 8/11/2010 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen held fast to its votes Tuesday in a second attempt to fire the city administrator and electric superintendent.



Man found not guilty of rare adultery charge

Posted 8/11/2010 in Area

A Noxubee County man whose wife pressed charges against him for adultery was found not guilty Tuesday.



NEMS360: Southern Motion breaks ground in Pontotoc on $7M expansion (link)

Posted 8/9/2010 in Area



Aberdeen pedestrian killed by tractor trailer

Posted 8/9/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- A 21-year-old Aberdeen man was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 8 in Monroe County.


Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Posted 8/9/2010 in Area

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.


The Monroe Journal: - Caldwell Cemetery in county destroyed (link)

Posted 8/7/2010 in Area

Caldwell Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Monroe County, was vandalized.



Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Posted 8/7/2010 in Area

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.



Wildlife official: No gator die-off

Posted 8/6/2010 in Area

Visitors to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge this summer might have a difficult time spotting alligators.


Men, women behind traveling carnival bring fleeting fun to small towns

Posted 8/6/2010 in Area

The carnival is gone almost before you know it was here. Every year, it rolls into town at the beginning of the week like a band of gypsies in the night.


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