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Smithville woman dies from wreck injuries

Posted 3/21/2011 in Area

A 43-year-old Smithville woman died Sunday in Tupelo, a day after she was airlifted from a one-vehicle wreck in Monroe County.



Vardaman man dies after ATV accident in Clay County

Posted 3/15/2011 in Area

A 37-year-old Vardaman man died of head trauma early Monday in Memphis, Tenn., after accidentally flipping a four-wheeler in Clay County last week.



Committee strikes names from Clay County ballot

Posted 3/9/2011 in Area

Two familiar names were struck from the ballot Tuesday by the Clay County Democratic Executive Committee.


Clay County mulls options for school renovation project

Posted 2/25/2011 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is trying to move forward with the West Clay Agricultural High School renovation project, but bids came in higher than expected Thursday and the board did not select a contractor.


Schools push to help seniors pass subject tests

Posted 2/25/2011 in Area

Local schools are making a final push to help seniors who have failed one or more state tests stay on track to graduate in May.



Sulligent, Ala. coach charged with molestation negotiating plea

Posted 2/24/2011 in Area



West Point High principal tapped to lead Meridian schools

Posted 2/23/2011 in Area

West Point High School Principal Alvin Taylor has been named superintendent of the Meridian Public Schools.


In wake of water accidents, officials urge use of lifejackets

Posted 2/22/2011 in Area

Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."


Okolona man dies in fire

Posted 2/10/2011 in Area

An Okolona man has died in a mobile home fire.


North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Posted 2/9/2011 in Area

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.


West Point selectmen override mayor's veto

Posted 2/9/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- A man who was arrested in November for disrupting a West Point Board of Selectmen meeting is back on the North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority.



More frightful winter weather in forecast

Posted 2/8/2011 in Area

After enduring slushy roads and icy bridges last week, the Golden Triangle is likely in for another winter storm Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.



Have fun, but don't overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday, dietitians say

Posted 2/5/2011 in Area

Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.


WINTER SMASHUP: Hundreds of wrecks reported across Golden Triangle (video)

Posted 2/4/2011 in Area

Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.


Highway 82 reopened after wrecks in Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

STARKVILLE -- Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 90 minutes Thursday evening in Oktibbeha County as several vehicles slid off the road icy roadway.



Most Golden Triangle schools, MUW closed Friday amid freezing weather

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.


West Point animal shelter calls for volunteer help

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

They are there in all shapes and sizes, every color and every temperament waiting for someone to give them a real home.


Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.



Monroe man nabbed for allegedly selling moonshine, marijuana

Posted 2/1/2011 in Area

The Monroe County SWAT team raided the home Friday of a 49-year-old man accused of selling moonshine whiskey and possessing marijuana.



REMEMBER TO VOTE: Turnout light in today's runoff election

Posted 2/1/2011 in Area

Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.



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