The transition out of poverty brought one word to mind for Anner Cunningham: Intimidating. Cunningham works for a non-profit in West Point called the Educational Opportunity Center, which helps people in pursuit of higher education plan their futures.
The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is looking into a report of a groundhog attacking a woman over the weekend.
Two people were in custody, one in Louisiana and one in Mississippi Monday, after Louisiana State Police said troopers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the back of a man's car following a traffic stop near Hammond.
Thomas Huffman's life changed. A year ago he was living with his parents in West Point. Now he has a job, his own place and a new Chevrolet pickup. The difference, he said, was acquiring work skills.
LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price said soybean growers in Louisiana have been finding a fungal disease called black root rot in their crops.
A drive-by shooting killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children, in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime, police said.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau released a study documenting what parts of the country are considered "poverty areas" -- regions with a 20 percent poverty rate or higher.
Construction is on schedule for the new Yokohama Tire Company plant in West Point to begin operations in roughly 14 months.
Three state legislators from the Golden Triangle have been an awarded "A" gradings by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee.
After 12 years as a downtown staple, Culin-Arts, a culinary supply store, will be closing by the end of the month. The store's owner, Valeda Carmichael, said she will relocate her business to Oxford.
A simple audit will save the City of Vernon roughly $2,000 a month.
A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.
A Saturday morning argument over a man sent two women to the hospital and one to jail.
When a person calls 911 from a cellphone, they trust dispatchers on the other end of the line will be in the same county. However, that's not always the case. Last week, three Columbus men were killed when the car they were riding in ran off Officer's Lake Road and hit a tree in Lowndes County. Two people survived and one of them called 911 from their cell phone.
The population in the Golden Triangle will boost dramatically in the coming weeks as college students descend on the area. As hundreds of students move into dorm rooms at Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, local volunteers are needed to lend a hand.
There are 1,846 hotel rooms in the Golden Triangle, but few are like the Bouchillon Lodge. The Lodge is different in that it is a bed and breakfast, which is typically defined as a hotel with 10 rooms or fewer that provides a more home-like feel.
The Columbus Rotary Club hosted the Mississippi State University Fellowship of Christian Athletes at its luncheon on Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club. Bill Buckley is the FCA director for Mississippi State. He and his team cover the entire eastern part of the state on behalf of FCA; they offer support to high schools and middle schools in the area.
Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant gave area leaders a preview of his upcoming Neshoba County Fair speech Monday as he touted the successes of the Golden Triangle's blue-collar workers and the state's ability to come together and aggressively pursue major economic development projects.
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2. Suspected shooter's family says lover's quarrel led to incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Teen arrested and charged with capital murder, arson COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Highway 50 shutting down tonight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Former CMSD choir director indicted for child exploitation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY