Five years before he became the first Black student to earn a law degree from Ole Miss, 23 years before he became the first Black justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court and 58 years before he would lead a commission to select a new state flag for the state, Reuben Anderson was just another 19-year-old undergraduate at Tougaloo College.
Registered Nurse Betty Cunningham was walking through the hallways of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on the way to her office Friday afternoon when a fellow employee turned the corner, masked and rubbing disinfectant on his hands.
An addition to the Starkville Civil War Arsenal building sits virtually empty, with only construction materials scattered throughout the space that is scheduled to be finished this week.
Lowndes County continues to lead the four-county area in number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to data from Mississippi State Department of Health.
As the COVID-19 vaccines become available to elderly citizens, more vaccination sites are opening in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, including at area hospitals and the Mississippi Horse Park.
The Intensive Care Unit beds at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point are "pretty much full" as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in light of the Christmas holidays, Clay County Emergency Management Agency Director Torrey Williams told the West Point selectmen at their Tuesday meeting.
A second candidate has qualified to run in the Democratic primary for mayor. Cole Bryan, 36, filed qualifying paperwork Monday morning, joining State Farm agent and former Ward 1 selectman Rod Bobo in the race.
WEST POINT -- The end of the first week of qualifying for city elections brought a list of so-far unchallenged selectmen incumbents, as well as a new candidate for mayor.
Rob Akins started coaching Emerson Blair when she was "a little teeny girl" weighing barely 60 pounds. But Akins, a PGA professional and golf instructor from Collierville, Tennessee, could tell one thing right away: The 10-year-old from West Point showed a talent and dedication that far exceeded her size.
Courtney Leveck, center, builds a snowman with her children, Lydia, 6, right, and Harlan, 2, left, in front of their house on Critz Street in Starkville this morning. Lydia has seen a snowfall like today's before, her mother said, but Harlan has not.
A winter storm has brought snow to parts of the U.S. South, moving into Alabama and Tennessee on Monday after blowing across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi the day before.
Columbus and Lowndes County administrative offices are closed today due to winter weather, according to officials for both entities.
COVID-19 cases in the Golden Triangle continue to pile up in light of the holiday season, with Lowndes County still increasing at the highest rate.
4-County Electric Power Association spokesperson Brad Barr talks with Clay County Board of Supervisors President R.B. Davis at a wifi hotspot 4-County set up outside Mike's Kountry Kwik convenience store on Highway 50 in West Point Wednesday. 4-County set up the hotspot through its new subsidiary company FASTnet as part of its plan to roll out internet to rural parts of its coverage area, including western Clay County.
Peco Foods will close three plants, including the one in Brooksville, in order to expand three more, including the one in West Point, the company announced this morning in a press release.
Seniors ages 75 and older will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations as early as today, but appointment times are quickly filling up, just a day after the Mississippi State Department of Health rolled out the program.
Health care professionals in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties will have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from the Mississippi State Department of Health this week.
Former Columbus mayor Jeffrey Rupp officially re-entered politics Monday when he qualified to run for Ward 3 alderman in Starkville.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to close or restrict their services in March and April 2020, all three cities in the Golden Triangle braced for a potentially crippling financial blow.
Several businesses and individuals are appealing a Columbus City Council decision allowing a permitted land use variance for local bar and restaurant Yo' Bar to relocate to a building on Bluecutt Road.
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