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Presley speaks with landowners about energy project

Posted 7/29/2016 in Area

In a public meeting at the Bell Schoolhouse Fire Station just outside Starkville Thursday, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley urged residents to reach out to representatives from Southern Cross Transmission if they have questions about the company's proposed wind energy transmission line.

Excessive heat combined with lack of rain could hurt crops

Posted 7/29/2016 in Area

Looking hopefully at the gray clouds in the sky over his cotton field, Dwight Colson said Wednesday that if it didn't rain over the field in the next two days or so, he would have to turn on his irrigation system to water the cotton he planted in the spring.


Retailers prepare for tax free weekend

Posted 7/28/2016 in Area

Stores in the Golden Triangle area are preparing for tax free weekend this upcoming Friday and Saturday.


Unemployment rates spike in June

Posted 7/28/2016 in Area

Unemployment rates spiked noticeably in June throughout the Golden Triangle, a trend also evident on the state and national levels, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security on Wednesday.

Simmons pleads no contest to simple assault

Posted 7/27/2016 in Area

Mississippi State freshman football player Jeffery Simmons pleaded no contest to simple assault Tuesday in Macon Municipal Court, his lawyer Jay Perry said.


Aug. sentencing for couple who planned to join Islamic State

Posted 7/26/2016 in Area

A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group.


Gray captured hours after Clay County escape

Posted 7/24/2016 in Area

Starkville police officers, U.S. Marshals and Mississippi Department of Corrections officials apprehended an escaped Clay County inmate Saturday in Starkville, hours after he broke out of jail.

Prehistoric fish discovered in the depths of Bluff Lake

Posted 7/22/2016 in Area

Alligators aren't the only prehistoric creatures lurking in the depths of the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge's waterways.

Area schools face teacher shortages

Posted 7/22/2016 in Area

With students returning to school in less than two weeks, some area districts are scrambling to fill multiple last-minute teaching vacancies before classes begin.

Arrest report 7-22-16

Posted 7/22/2016 in Area

Area colleges moving to tobacco-free campuses

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

The move toward tobacco-free campuses ins headed toward the home stretch in the Golden Triangle.

'State Fair' musical to open Friday in West Point

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

It's 1946, and the State Fair is coming to town. The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the musical "State Fair" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Center Stage at Central School, 634 E. Westbrook St. in West Point.


Local universities named 'Great Colleges to Work for 2016'

Posted 7/20/2016 in Area

Survey results released Monday by "The Chronicle of Higher Education" named Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University two of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for 2016."


Universities adjusting to Pokemon Go

Posted 7/19/2016 in Area

Pokemon hiding at Davis Wade Stadium will have to stay there, according to Mississippi State University officials.

Local players 'go' crazy over new Pokemon game

Posted 7/17/2016 in Area

Since the game's launch on July 6, efforts to describe the Pokemon Go phenomenon is like trying to hit a moving target. Literally.

Yoder Meat Snacks: A family business

Posted 7/15/2016 in Area

Three of Olen Yoder's sons pour chunks of beef chuck eye rolls and Boston butts into a meat grinder, stuff sausage casings with the ground meat and hang the stuffed casings on a rolling wooden frame to transport the soon-to-be summer sausages to an outdoor smoker.


EMCC starts smoke-free policy

Posted 7/15/2016 in Area

East Mississippi Community College is joining several other college campuses that have implemented a tobacco-free policy.


CMSD posts D rating for 2014-15

Posted 7/14/2016 in Area

Columbus Municipal School District maintained its D rating, but Superintendent Philip Hickman is optimistic that the school district will improve moving forward.

Clay Co. grand jury indicts accused jail escapee

Posted 7/14/2016 in Area

A grand jury in Clay County has indicted an inmate for trying to escape from jail.

Bad Check Unit sees fewer cases

Posted 7/13/2016 in Area

A district attorney's office division that has operating for almost 44 years may be declining in relevance.


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