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Absentee voting begins today

Posted 9/26/2016 in Area

Although the 2016 election is 42 days away, some voters will begin casting their ballots today as absentee voters.

Noxubee man gets 72 years for robbery, burglary charges

Posted 9/24/2016 in Area

A Noxubee County man was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday for the robbery of an elderly Macon couple.

Hotels see steady growth in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/24/2016 in Area

Last week, when the cities of Columbus and Starkville released their sales tax income for July, they showed healthy increases in retail and restaurant tax revenue compared to July 2015.

Clown hysteria comes to Golden Triangle area

Posted 9/23/2016 in Area

Clowns -- or clown hysteria, one or the other -- have come to the Golden Triangle.


Supplier: No listeria in product before going to Blue Bell

Posted 9/23/2016 in Area

A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries blamed for a possible listeria contamination of some of its ice cream said Thursday that its product tested negative for the pathogen before it was sent to the Texas-based company.


Noxubee County man convicted for armed robbery

Posted 9/22/2016 in Area

A Noxubee County man has been convicted in a jury trial for two counts armed robbery and burglary of a residence after he broke into an elderly couples' Macon home.

CREATE Foundation to hold career expo for area eighth graders

Posted 9/22/2016 in Area

Eighth graders in north Mississippi will soon get to sample from a host of potential career pathways.


Blue Bell recalls some ice cream distributed in the South

Posted 9/22/2016 in Area

Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas-based company announced Wednesday.


Man wanted for bad checks in area caught in Tupelo

Posted 9/15/2016 in Area

A man wanted for issuing almost 20 bad checks across the Golden Triangle was arrested in Tupelo on Friday, according to a news release from 16th Circuit District Attorney Scott Colom's office.

Highway 50 bridge work approaching completion

Posted 9/13/2016 in Area

Work that's reduced traffic flow to one lane across a bridge on Highway 50 should be completed soon, according to state officials.

West Point man represents US in World Water Ski Championships

Posted 9/12/2016 in Area

Last Wednesday afternoon, John Burris of West Point got in his final practice session before leaving for Sesena, Spain, for the World Water Ski Championships, which begin this week.


Mississippi State touts record enrollment

Posted 9/10/2016 in Area

Mississippi State University reported record enrollment and its largest ever freshman class for fall 2016, citing information released Friday by the State Institutions of Higher Learning.


Lowndes, Oktibbeha generate $2.5M from tax sales

Posted 9/6/2016 in Area

Tax sales in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties last week generated more than $2.5 million. Both counties held sales on tax liens of delinquent properties on Aug. 29.


Minor quake reported near Alabama-Mississippi line

Posted 9/6/2016 in Area

A minor, early morning earthquake was reported Monday near the Mississippi-Alabama state line.


Mossy Oak opens new golf course

Posted 9/3/2016 in Area

Clay Homan likes to reserve judgment before giving his thoughts about a golf course.


Locals affected by MDOC policy

Posted 9/3/2016 in Area

Twice a month, Shirley Ross drives two hours from her home in Maben to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County to visit her little sister who is serving time for a drug conviction.


Plum Creek Environmental celebrates expansion

Posted 9/1/2016 in Area

Jim Wamble could scarcely contain his awe before the crowd at the Ritz Theater and Convention Center in downtown West Point.

Some area third graders retained after retaking reading assessment

Posted 8/30/2016 in Area

Area third graders have up to three times to pass a state-mandated third grade reading summative assessment before districts determine whether to retain them.

Columbus, Starkville departments seek more officers; sheriffs' depts. fully staffed

Posted 8/29/2016 in Area

More than 200 officers work in local law enforcement departments in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.


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