West Point’s plans to apply to the State Tax Commission for resort status for the newly renovated Ritz Theater met little opposition Monday during a public hearing.
As a music and a culture, hip-hop is full of divisions. While most artists are forced to affiliate themselves with one side or another, Quentin “Krucial” Rupert of West Point, an MC for Columbus-based Retro South Music, walks right down the middle.
Meetings are slated for this evening in West Point and Columbus. The topic: booze. Finding ways to draw revenue into the city has Columbus looking at extending its alcohol hours, as well as allowing liquor and wine sales on Sunday. The city already allows Sunday beer sales.
Bukka White, a cousin of legendary musician B.B. King, is said to have given King his first guitar. Now, to recognize a local bluesman, honor his family still remaining in the area and bring in more tourists, a group of Aberdeen residents and fans of White are trying to raise money to get a Mississippi Blues Trail marker placed in downtown Aberdeen.
REFORM, Ala. — Pickens County High School began a new era with a first day celebration, a new principal and featured guests. This year, Fred Young takes the helm as principal at Pickens County High School in Reform, Ala. Young spent 30 years in Mississippi as an educator and principal, with the Columbus Municipal School District for 13 years and then with the Lowndes County School District for 17 years.
WEST POINT — The potentially muddy waters surrounding West Point’s plan to apply for resort status for its downtown district from the office of Alcoholic Beverage Control cleared considerably Monday.
WEST POINT - West Point could soon corner the coveted nightlife market. The city Board of Selectmen voted unanimously during its July meeting to apply to the Mississippi Tax Commission and the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control for resort status for the downtown district. The initial request for application came from management for the newly renovated Ritz Theater in downtown West Point.
Mississippi Curriculum Testing and Subject Area Test Program results show Columbus Municipal School District and Lowndes County School District students testing behind state averages. But test results also show some gains in the districts’ scores over last year.
ABERDEEN — An Aberdeen man was charged Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in the couple’s home on Oct. 15, 2007. Dr. David W. Parvin Jr., of 50059 Deer Road in Aberdeen, was charged after the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation concluded a computer analysis of the crime scene, according to Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges residents of East Central and Northeast Mississippi to be prepared for gusty wind, heavy rains and potential for power outages because of Tropical Storm Claudette.
STURGIS — The town of Sturgis is bracing for an influx of bikers this weekend as the 13th edition of the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally kicks off in southwestern Oktibbeha County.
The West Point Board of Selectmen Tuesday voted to fire West Point Police Chief Steve Bingham.
Working in the video production business, Robbie Coblentz doesn’t often get chills when he views a piece of work. But a video his company put together for the Starkville School District over the summer recently made his hair stand on end.
It's Reneau. Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Claudia Limbert announced the school's choice for a new name this morning at a faculty/staff convocation. And received a standing ovation from a full-house at Nissan Auditorium.
Students moving in to the Mississippi University for Women on Saturday afternoon, readying for the new school year, seemed to be split along gender lines as they shared their thoughts on a name change.
A West Point man who authorities say was growing marijuana behind his house was arrested Tuesday on drug and weapons charges.
When forces of good and evil clash on movie screens across the country as “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” opens Aug. 7, Columbus’ Malco Theatre and the Mississippi National Guard will be right there with them.
Of the schools in the Lowndes County School District welcoming students back today, only two — Caledonia Middle School and Caledonia High School — boast the fresh sights and smells of new buildings.
CALEDONIA — After Leslie Webber told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen about some good news for the town Tuesday, she had a recommendation to make.
Local school districts are welcoming students and parents back to school with open houses in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay county and municipal schools.
A two-vehicle crash near Crawford Saturday afternoon sent three people to the hospital and left watermelon pieces strewn across the road.
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