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'Just be alert' shopping this weekend

Posted earlier today in Area

With the shopping crowds out for Black Friday, local law enforcement are gearing up to increase patrol and doling out tips to shoppers who want to stay as safe and comfortable as possible.

LINK CEO says MDA strategy, leadership costing state jobs

Posted 11/18/2017 in Area

Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins claims the Mississippi Development Authority is undermining -- not promoting -- economic development efforts in the state.


Joe Max Higgins says state flag, HB 1523 contributing to state's development woes

Posted 11/18/2017 in Area

Mississippi is suffering on the economic development front, and Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said the problem is mostly self-inflicted.


Sales tax down, 2-percent up in Columbus

Posted 11/17/2017 in Area

Columbus' sales tax collections are down slightly, but its 2-percent restaurant tax revenue is growing as local leaders bicker over how to renew it.

Boys and Girls Club expanding to West Point

Posted 11/17/2017 in Area

Thirty-six is a fairly random number, so when Nadia Colom sat down with Megan Mullen to discuss plans for opening a Boys and Girls Club in West Point, both women took their own association with the number as a sign their collaboration was somehow pre-ordained.

Two plead not guilty in MSU student slaying

Posted 11/16/2017 in Area

Two Columbus men indicted for the 2016 murder of a Mississippi State University student pleaded not guilty in separate appearances in Lowndes County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Finding a safe place: Sally Kate Winters promotes safe place sites where teenagers in crisis can go for help

Posted 11/15/2017 in Area

In youth centers, fire stations and convenience stores throughout the Golden Triangle, teenagers can see a diamond-shaped yellow sign saying simply: "Safe Place."

Two Columbus men indicted for capital murder

Posted 11/14/2017 in Area

Two Columbus men have been indicted for capital murder in the November 2016 shooting death of a Mississippi State University student.

Man undergoing facial reconstruction after alleged assault; suspect in custody

Posted 11/10/2017 in Area

A West Point man is behind bars for an assault that landed one person in the hospital for facial reconstructive surgery.

'No Lost Generation': Traveling exhibit aims to raise awareness, empathy for Syrian refugees

Posted 11/9/2017 in Area

It took only a few minutes for Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students Stephanie Dauber, Alexander Whitwam and Kennedy LaPort to view the exhibit on the second floor of the Mississippi University for Women Student Center Wednesday.

One killed, 4 in hospital after Saturday night wreck

Posted 11/4/2017 in Area

A fatal wreck on Highway 82 West claimed the life of a New Hope High School student on Saturday night.

Arrest report 11-3-17

Posted 11/3/2017 in Area

Atmos Energy plans to build new office

Posted 10/31/2017 in Area

Atmos Energy's three Golden Triangle offices are hoping to move into a new, centralized location next year.

Law enforcement, others expect quiet weekday Halloween

Posted 10/31/2017 in Area

For law enforcement and emergency room workers, tonight's Halloween celebration is expected to feature two qualities they like most: Quiet and short.

Harvard visitors to take look at region's economic triumphs

Posted 10/28/2017 in Area

Some unusual visitors will come to learn the story of the Golden Triangle's economic success this week.

Man with 433 grams of meth, $18K in car arrested

Posted 10/26/2017 in Area

A West Point man is in custody for aggravated drug trafficking after authorities say he was found with multiple drugs, including 433 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Unemployment continues to drop

Posted 10/26/2017 in Area

With students having returned to school, September marks the return to "normal" labor force conditions, when the unemployment statistics better reflect the number of permanent workers in the workforce.

West Point cop fired over misconduct

Posted 10/26/2017 in Area

West Point selectmen terminated a police department investigator's employment during a special-call meeting Wednesday.


West Point police under investigation

Posted 10/26/2017 in Area

A West Point Police Department officer is being investigated by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office for embezzlement, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.


Downtown West Point shooting lands one in jail

Posted 10/25/2017 in Area

A man is behind bars in Clay County in connection with a West Point shooting.


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