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Hire Mississippi could help local contractors

Posted 5/26/2017 in Area

There are likely few state officials who spend more time on the road than Brandon Presley, the Northern District commissioner for the Mississippi Public Service Commission.


Alabama's governor signs protections for Confederate, other monuments

Posted 5/26/2017 in Area

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law sweeping protections for Confederate and other long-standing monuments, a move that comes as some Southern cities remove Confederate monuments from public grounds.



Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

Posted 5/26/2017 in Area

An inmate once called the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early today for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting.


Unemployment rates continue to fall across the board

Posted 5/25/2017 in Area

The April unemployment data, released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, showed steady improvement on the local, state and national levels.

Forestry Commission bracing for budget cuts

Posted 5/23/2017 in Area

Budget cuts are forcing the Mississippi Forestry Commission to reorganize and cut 75 jobs in the process.

Walking with purpose: Recent college graduate traverses Golden Triangle on cross country trek

Posted 5/22/2017 in Area

Marshall Hardee is on the last leg of a 2,000-plus-mile journey across the country. On foot.

Local reps respond to colleague's lynching post

Posted 5/22/2017 in Area

Local legislators on both sides of the aisle are criticizing a colleague's recent Facebook post about the removal of Confederate statues in New Orleans.

Man accused in 'arson for hire' plot arrested for illegal moonshine

Posted 5/19/2017 in Area

A man previously implicated in an "arson for hire" plot in Clay County is now behind bars for allegedly distilling moonshine.


Victim shot in leg in West Point drive-by

Posted 5/13/2017 in Area

Officers with West Point Police Department are asking for the public's help with an investigation into a Friday drive-by shooting.


Seeing clearly: Foundation offering free eye exams, glasses for uninsured third graders who fail MAP reading test

Posted 5/12/2017 in Area

Local third graders who failed the Mississippi Assessment Program reading exam have access to intervention that could spur them to higher academic achievement in years to come.

Starkville Realtor picked to sell Lee Middle property

Posted 5/12/2017 in Area

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority is working with Farmer Commercial Properties, a Starkville-based realty firm, to sell the Lee Middle School property on Military Road.

CPD rounds up five in alleged Golden Triangle 'burglary ring'

Posted 5/11/2017 in Area

Officers with Columbus Police Department have arrested five West Point residents believed to be involved in a Golden Triangle-wide "burglary ring."


Health officials: Norovirus likely cause of baseball illness

Posted 5/10/2017 in Area

Alabama health officials say norovirus is likely to blame for an illness outbreak at a college baseball tournament in Montgomery.


Area universities tap commencement speakers

Posted 5/4/2017 in Area

When Sally Doty was a sophomore at Mississippi University for Women, she had experiences that would put her on the path to becoming a state senator.


Neighbors' feud ends in bloodshed

Posted 5/4/2017 in Area

The suspect in the shooting death of a Monroe County man Tuesday was formally arraigned for murder on Wednesday.



Alabama committee votes to allow nitrogen executions

Posted 5/4/2017 in Area

Alabama moved closer to allowing death row inmates to be executed with nitrogen gas, a method only available in two other states and that has so far never been used.


Robinson wins re-election in West Point

Posted 5/3/2017 in Area

Democrat Robbie Robinson cruised to a primary victory to secure his second term as mayor.

Photos: Election night

Posted 5/3/2017 in Area

Stephen and Stephanie Jones show their excitement as the votes are tallied at the Municipal Complex in Columbus Tuesday night. Jones will face Republican Mark Ward for Ward 1 councilman.

Marshals comb North Miss. for sex offender compliance

Posted 5/2/2017 in Area

Law enforcement knocked on more than 100 doors in Lowndes County over the last two weeks as part of a county-wide address compliance check on registered sex offenders.

Voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primaries

Posted 5/2/2017 in Area

Voters in Columbus, Starkville and West Point will head to the polls for municipal election party primaries today.


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