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Arrest report for 2-19-20

Posted 2/19/2020 in Area

4-County Foundation's grants exceed $1 million

Posted 2/18/2020 in Area

4-County Electric Power Association Foundation has donated more than $1 million in awards to organizations throughout the cooperative's coverage area, the co-op announced at a meeting at its headquarters Monday.

Reps hope to introduce family dynamics in the classroom

Posted 2/17/2020 in Area

State Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Columbus) is still in touch with Mary Moore, his home economics teacher from eighth grade. She still teases him about the time he put salt instead of sugar in a batch of cookies, he said.

Monday Profile: McComic finds ways to aid veterans, disabled in his community

Posted 2/17/2020 in Area

Today from 2-5 p.m., at American Legion Post 38 in West Point, veterans and first responders will be treated to a barbecue lunch with all the trimmings.

Fear and resiliency: Chinese natives in Golden Triangle combat coronavirus anxieties with hope, action

Posted 2/16/2020 in Area

On a late-January flight back from Shanghai to Starkville, Ronghua Wu lost sleep.

MSU partners with community colleges for new technical degree program

Posted 2/13/2020 in Area

Sixteen students enrolled in Mississippi State University's Bachelor of Applied Science program this semester, even though MSU had barely promoted the brand-new degree track that launched in fall 2019.


Mississippi Democratic Party to hold precinct caucuses around state

Posted 2/13/2020 in Area

The Mississippi Democratic Party will hold precinct caucuses at county voting precincts throughout the state.


Arrest report for 2-10-20

Posted 2/10/2020 in Area

'Good Times' star reflects on childhood, relationship with mother at West Point event

Posted 2/8/2020 in Area

Bern Nadette Stanis remembers herself being upset one night. No one at the school would play with her, she recalled, no matter how hard she tried.

Putting away the paddle? Legislators say parental input critical in school discipline as House bill seeks to ban corporal punishment

Posted 2/6/2020 in Area

A bill making its way through the Mississippi House of Representatives potentially banning corporal punishment -- which traditionally has entailed paddling children for certain school offenses, such as fighting -- from public schools has area legislators thinking about when to involve parents in school discipline.

Area school districts emphasize WorkKeys

Posted 2/5/2020 in Area

Columbus High School Principal Craig Chapman tells a story about a particular student who swung by his office to ask, "When are the industries visiting?" The student, one of the school's 202 seniors, had taken the WorkKeys exam, a workforce readiness test similar in format to the more academic-oriented ACT, and was now excited to meet representatives from area industries planning to visit the schools.


Strong storms could bring high winds, hail to parts of South

Posted 2/4/2020 in Area

A system of strong storms could bring damaging wind gusts and hail to parts of the Deep South, forecaster say.


Going all in: 18 months after legalization, sports betting brings big bucks to Mississippi

Posted 2/1/2020 in Area

Don Coleman is in the wrong Philadelphia. The devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles is seated in the middle of the Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge at the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Two weeks prior, in Tunica, he bet on a playoff game between the Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks. Now he's back for more.

Local police hone new strategies for responding to active shooters

Posted 1/31/2020 in Area

When Columbus police Sgt. Brian Jenkins first became a law enforcement officer in 2006, one of the first courses he took was how to respond in an active shooter situation. Since then, the way officers have been trained to respond has changed, especially after major mass shooting events have alerted law enforcement to tactics that no longer work, he said.

Local scholars: Gender studies relevant in Mississippi

Posted 1/30/2020 in Area

Bridget Smith Pieschel heard a certain message in one of Gov. Tate Reeves' comments during his State of the State address on Monday. Among Reeves' updates on Mississippi's foster system, prison system and other issues affecting the state, Reeves appeared to fire a barb at Pieschel's field.

Powerball, Mega Millions tickets go on sale Thursday

Posted 1/29/2020 in Area

People throughout Mississippi can try their luck at massive jackpot games like the Powerball and Mega Millions for the first time Thursday, starting at 3 a.m.

LINK pitches road projects to legislative delegation

Posted 1/28/2020 in Area

Five road projects across the Golden Triangle area could help keep current companies and attract more potential businesses, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said at a breakfast event with local lawmakers Monday morning.

Arrest report for 1-27-20

Posted 1/27/2020 in Area

Tradition versus inclusion: Local Methodists grapple with potential split over LGBTQ ministers, marriages

Posted 1/25/2020 in Area

One Golden Triangle resident said it wasn't until he was an adult that he learned some Christians accept members of the LGBTQ community for who they are.


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