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Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies seek more diversity

Posted yesterday in Area

While a nationwide debate on the racial makeup of law enforcement agencies continues, statistics show agencies in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties are working toward becoming mirrors of the communities they serve.

Starting over: MSU's Cox looks to rebuild career

Posted yesterday in Area

The days are quiet for Justin Cox now. That's fine with him.

Golden Triangle jobless rates increase no cause for alarm, official says

Posted 1/29/2015 in Area

Unemployment ticked up slightly throughout the Golden Triangle in December, reversing a three-month trend in decreases.

Arrest report: 1-27-15

Posted 1/27/2015 in Area

During MEC stop in Golden Triangle, locals say industry is area's greatest asset

Posted 1/23/2015 in Area

Business and community leaders from the Golden Triangle attended the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Regional Round-Up at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew on Thursday.


West Point PD investigate another Handy Mart robbery

Posted 1/22/2015 in Area

West Point police are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery Tuesday morning at the Texaco Handy Mart on Hwy. 45 Alternate North.


Tuesday fire damages Artesia home

Posted 1/21/2015 in Area

There are no injuries after an Artesia home was severely damaged by a house fire Tuesday morning.

Arrest report: 1-21-15

Posted 1/21/2015 in Area


GED testing, prep to be discounted in Feb.

Posted 1/19/2015 in Area

The GED Testing Service has announced a special offer to help adults prepare for and take the GED test next month.


Arrest report: 1-16-15

Posted 1/16/2015 in Area

Amory native drawing attention on 'Idol'

Posted 1/15/2015 in Area

It's the quintessential Hollywood story: a talented girl from a small town travels to the big city to make her dreams come true.

Yokohama rubber hits the road

Posted 1/15/2015 in Area

Standing on fresh pavement, Gov. Phil Bryant shivered as he stood at a podium. "I'm sure there are those who said it will be a cold day when Mississippi gets a plant like this," he said. "Well, here we are."

Moonshine found in Monroe Co.

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department, acting on a tip from a citizen, discovered a scene Monday that seemed outdated.

West Point appoints new fire chief

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

West Point has a new fire chief.


Principal: Let students hurl cans at intruders

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.


Yokohama begins hiring for production line

Posted 1/7/2015 in Area

The Japan-based tire maker announced Tuesday that it is looking to hire approximately 400 people.

Regional homeless coalition builds momentum

Posted 1/6/2015 in Area

A group of local community leaders fighting homelessness in the Golden Triangle is picking up the pace.

Arrest report: 1-6-15

Posted 1/6/2015 in Area


Area escapes holidays with no highway deaths

Posted 1/5/2015 in Area

Christmas and New Year's Day passed without any fatalities on Golden Triangle roadways, according to numbers the Mississippi Highway Patrol released to The Dispatch on Friday.



Golden Triangle avoids storm's wrath

Posted 1/5/2015 in Area

A line of thunderstorms knocked down trees and knocked offline a portion of Oktibbeha County's power grid Saturday afternoon.



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