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Accused murderer mistakenly released from custody turns himself in

Posted yesterday in Area

A Lowndes County murder suspect who was mistakenly released from Mississippi Department of Corrections custody last week has turned himself in.

Vaping: Does it help or harm?

Posted 10/12/2019 in Area

Rob Roberts hasn't smoked a cigarette in nine years. Before his wife died of lung cancer in 2006, he smoked nearly two packs a day. After some "arm twisting" from friends and family, he turned to vaping instead about seven or eight years ago.

Operation Triple Beam nets 149 area arrests

Posted 10/10/2019 in Area

Almost 150 suspects wanted for sex offenses, drug charges and violent crimes throughout the Golden Triangle area were arrested during a six-week joint operation between federal and area law enforcement earlier this summer, authorities announced Wednesday during a press conference in West Point.

Court orders candidate's husband to pay for work done at family home

Posted 10/9/2019 in Area

A Clay County Justice Court judge has ordered the husband of a candidate for the state Legislature to pay more than $2,500 to a contractor for work done at the couple's home.

Two juveniles arrested for terroristic threats illustrate leeway with charge

Posted 10/9/2019 in Area

When state legislators were debating the "Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law," Dist. 16 Sen. Angela Turner-Ford (D-West Point) had one primary concern with the bill: Would juveniles charged under the law go straight to circuit court to be tried as adults?

Arrest report for 10-6-19

Posted 10/5/2019 in Area

 

Governor enacts statewide burn ban

Posted 10/3/2019 in Area

Longtime Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan knew it was just a matter of time before a burn ban would be enacted.

 

Arrest report for 9-27-19

Posted 9/27/2019 in Area

Classroom technology CampusKnot comes to West Point, possibly Columbus

Posted 9/19/2019 in Area

Starkville-based learning management system CampusKnot received state funding earlier this year for a pilot program to implement its software in high schools throughout the state -- including West Point and, possibly, Columbus high schools.

Arrest report for 9-19-19

Posted 9/19/2019 in Area

 

$2B waterway through Deep South yet to yield promised boom

Posted 9/19/2019 in Area

More than a century in the making, the 234-mile Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was supposed to fulfill a dream of "orderly growth and prosperity" when it opened in 1985, snaking its way through the poor, rural Deep South.

 

Superior Catfish breaks ground on $17M expansion

Posted 9/18/2019 in Area

A small crowd gathered on the front lawn of Superior Catfish Products in Macon on Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking for an expansion that will double the size of the facility and bring new jobs to Noxubee County.

Lowndes School District earns A rating

Posted 9/18/2019 in Area

Lowndes County School District finally has its A. Mississippi Department of Education accountability ratings released Tuesday afternoon rank LCSD among 27 A-rated districts in the state, after several years of the district gradually creeping up to the top mark.

Arrest report for 9-16-19

Posted 9/16/2019 in Area

Community Counseling hopes to reach 400 more youth with $5 million grant

Posted 9/13/2019 in Area

Community Counseling Services administrators want to reach at least 400 more youth with the help of a nearly $5 million grant to expand services throughout the Golden Triangle and beyond over the next five years.

Columbus teen killed in Alabama car crash Thursday

Posted 9/13/2019 in Area

Two people, including a Columbus teenager, died in a two-vehicle accident in Lamar County, Alabama Thursday.

GTECHS student funding could go to home districts

Posted 9/12/2019 in Area

East Mississippi Community College will become the governing authority over the Golden Triangle Early College High School program, pending approval from all five participating school districts in the area.

Arrest report for 9-9-19

Posted 9/9/2019 in Area

 

Starkville woman killed in Highway 45 wreck

Posted 9/6/2019 in Area

A Starkville woman died in a two-vehicle accident in Lowndes County Friday morning, according to a Mississippi Highway Patrol press release.

 

As Presley presses for action, 4-County explores offering broadband at its pace

Posted 8/31/2019 in Area

Northern Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says the only way for rural Mississippians to access high speed internet is if electric cooperatives in the state provide it to them.

 

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