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Monday profile: Area attorney has unique insight on immigration

Posted yesterday in Area

A visitor's eyes turn to a green box of tissues that sits on the long, polished wood table surrounded by black, plush leather chairs in Carol Armstrong's office. "There's a reason those are here," Armstrong said. Armstrong is an immigration lawyer, and often the stories she hears bring her and her clients to tears.

Tax numbers in West Point signal bright future

Posted 7/19/2014 in Area

Sales tax revenue is up in this Clay County town. A lot. Altogether, the city received $128,098 more in sales tax revenue from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for the last fiscal year than it did for the previous.

Macon looks to sell mysterious machine gun

Posted 7/18/2014 in Area

MACON -- An old machine gun with an unknown past sits in City Hall and no one can say for sure how it got there.

 

Reports: Graceland Too owner dies soon after shooting and killing man

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed just inside the door of Graceland Too, a 24-hour Elvis Presley tourist attraction in the northern Mississippi town of Holly Springs, authorities said Wednesday.

 

Arrest report: 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

Portera: Communiversity would be 'major new asset'

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Before Lowndes County supervisors approved a $10 million commitment toward what East Mississippi Community College and Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are referring to as a new Center for Manufacturing and Technology Excellence "on steroids," Malcolm Portera told them about a recent economy index that had Mississippi ranked dead last out of 50 states.

Millport will examine water issues after hearing complaints

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Millport resident Brenda Medley is keen to see the city improve water pressure for her home and those owned by others along Highway 96 and Payne Chapel Road after dealing with low pressure and sometimes discolored water, she told the Millport Town Council Monday night.

West Point sisters plead guilty to stabbing death

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

Two sisters charged with the stabbing death of a Hamilton man pleaded guilty in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday.

 

Former Monroe Co. deputy gets probation for punching inmate

Posted 7/16/2014 in Area

A former Monroe County sheriff's deputy has been ordered to serve probation on charges he punched a man while on duty.

 

Clay Co. commits to Communiversity

Posted 7/12/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors unanimously approved an inter-local agreement with East Mississippi Community College to set aside money for a new workforce training facility.

Tax break won't lift cloud over catfish industry

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

Mississippi farmers are saving some money as of this month. Mississippi House Bill 844, which went into effect on July 1, exempts certain agriculture businesses from paying state sales tax on utility bills.

West Point selectmen renew agreement with county, LINK

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen voted unanimously to renew the city's agreement with Clay County and the Golden Triangle Development LINK for three more years.

Vernon optimistic over plans for building splash pad

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon is moving closer to building a splash pad at the city's park.

Clay Sheriff's Dept. updates website

Posted 7/5/2014 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Department recently unveiled a new website with up the minute inmate information.

 

Clay Co. woman denied bond on capital murder charge

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

The Clay County woman accused of giving her two-month-old a fatal dose of cough syrup has been denied bond.

 

 

Fire chiefs: Use safety, common sense during Fourth of July activities

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

Local fire chiefs want county residents to enjoy safe Fourth of July traditions like grilling out and watching fireworks, but their respective organizations are ready to respond if any celebrations get out of hand.

 

AAA: Gas costs won't reduce summer travel

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

Drivers are paying the highest prices for gas on Independence Day since 2008 and costs are expected to stay expensive through the summer, but that will have little to no bearing on summer travel plans.

Artesia house declared loss after blaze

Posted 7/3/2014 in Area

No injuries were reported after a blaze destroyed a house in downtown Artesia on Wednesday morning.

 

Ex-Monroe County deputy scheduled for sentencing

Posted 7/2/2014 in Area

Former Monroe County sheriff's deputy Danny Earl Starks will be sentenced July 14 after pleading guilty to charges that he punched a handcuffed suspect during an arrest while on duty in October 2012.

 

Soggy June puts damper on local crops

Posted 7/1/2014 in Area

The unrelenting rainfall that has drenched the Golden Triangle throughout June has created challenges and delays for local farmers. June rainfall was well above the average for Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties this year.

 

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