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Women's Amateur to bring exposure to Old Waverly, Golden Triangle

Posted 6/5/2019 in Area

If mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, as Noel Coward suggested, who goes out to a Mississippi golf course in August? The finest women amateur golfers in the world, that's who.

Arrest report for 6-3-19

Posted 6/3/2019 in Area

'A fair and moderate voice': Area leaders reflect on Cochran's influence on the Golden Triangle

Posted 5/31/2019 in Area

When Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders thinks of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who died Thursday at age 81, he remembers the senator's sense of humor.

Lemonade Day registration nears 300 participants

Posted 5/30/2019 in Area

Brooke Washington, 11, really wanted to set up a lemonade stand last year. Although Lemonade Day, a national event designed to teach kids the basic skills for owning and running a business, was only held in Starkville, Washington opened up shop in her front yard in Columbus. Brooke's mother, Yolanda Washington, said Brooke's first business was booming last summer, selling lemonade to passersby for $1 per cup.

KOA employee fired after pulling gun on visitors

Posted 5/29/2019 in Area

Kampgrounds of America has fired a worker who threatened two visitors to a campsite at the Oktibbeha County Lake, according to a company spokesman.

Huddle House, guard cleared in West Point fight

Posted 5/23/2019 in Area

A Clay County jury has ruled in favor of a local security guard and the company that owned a West Point restaurant in a lawsuit accusing them of allowing a 2014 altercation at Huddle House that left two men seriously injured and sent three others to prison.

Area third-grade reading gate pass rates fall

Posted 5/23/2019 in Area

Nearly 40 percent of third graders at Columbus Municipal School District did not pass the third grade reading exam the state requires to advance to fourth grade.

Filling the summer food gap: Columbus, Starkville to offer free meals to children throughout summer

Posted 5/22/2019 in Area

In Mississippi, one-in-four children struggle with food insecurity. According to, that's nearly 165,000 children in Mississippi that may not know where their next meal will come from.

Area YTD sales tax collections up across Golden Triangle

Posted 5/21/2019 in Area

Fiscal year-to-date sales tax collections are up across the Golden Triangle, despite a dip in revenue for the month in Columbus.

Arrest report for 5-17-19

Posted 5/17/2019 in Area

Smith campaign has pile of cash despite being outraised by McLean

Posted 5/13/2019 in Area

Candidates for Mississippi legislative offices had raised thousands of dollars by the end of the first reporting period Friday, when candidates were required to report contributions and disbursements to the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.


Bans of herbal product spread in northeast Mississippi

Posted 5/11/2019 in Area

Northeast Mississippi is leading the state in criminalizing the possession and sale of kratom, a legal but unregulated herbal product.


Area school boards ask MDE to send GTECHS scores to home districts

Posted 5/4/2019 in Area

Area school board presidents are fighting for their districts to receive test scores from Golden Triangle Early College High School's students.

Arrest report for 5-5-19

Posted 5/4/2019 in Area

Arrest report for 5-3-19

Posted 5/3/2019 in Area

Yokohama blames local workforce, facility for anemic production

Posted 5/1/2019 in Area

West Point's Yokohama Tire Company plant met only about half of its expected tire production goal in 2018, with company officials pushing the blame primarily to employee turnover and facility issues. The Golden Triangle Development LINK, however -- which helped recruit the plant to the region -- is pointing the finger back at the company.

First class at GTECHS prepares to graduate

Posted 4/27/2019 in Area

Twins Kierra and Krystal Hayes, 17, do everything together. They started kindergarten together and now they will graduate high school together. But before they receive their high school diploma, the two will graduate with an associate's degree from East Mississippi Community College.

Area districts vow all teachers will get their raises

Posted 4/27/2019 in Area

A Mississippi Department of Education math error could cost three area public school districts nearly $500,000 next school year to fund teacher raises.

To chalk or not to chalk?: Area officials discuss how a Michigan federal court ruling could affect parking enforcement locally

Posted 4/25/2019 in Area

A ruling by a federal court in Michigan calling it unconstitutional for law enforcement to mark tires of parked vehicles with chalk to enforce parking ordinances doesn't apply to Mississippi, but some area officials say it may affect the Golden Triangle anyway.


Police: Louisiana man took Mississippi girl he met online

Posted 4/23/2019 in Area

Authorities say they will bring charges against a 24-year-old man who met a 13-year-old Mississippi girl online and then picked her up and took her to Louisiana.



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