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West Point selectmen renew agreement with county, LINK

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen voted unanimously to renew the city's agreement with Clay County and the Golden Triangle Development LINK for three more years.

Vernon optimistic over plans for building splash pad

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon is moving closer to building a splash pad at the city's park.

Clay Sheriff's Dept. updates website

Posted 7/5/2014 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Department recently unveiled a new website with up the minute inmate information.

 

Clay Co. woman denied bond on capital murder charge

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

The Clay County woman accused of giving her two-month-old a fatal dose of cough syrup has been denied bond.

 

 

Fire chiefs: Use safety, common sense during Fourth of July activities

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

Local fire chiefs want county residents to enjoy safe Fourth of July traditions like grilling out and watching fireworks, but their respective organizations are ready to respond if any celebrations get out of hand.

 

AAA: Gas costs won't reduce summer travel

Posted 7/4/2014 in Area

Drivers are paying the highest prices for gas on Independence Day since 2008 and costs are expected to stay expensive through the summer, but that will have little to no bearing on summer travel plans.

Artesia house declared loss after blaze

Posted 7/3/2014 in Area

No injuries were reported after a blaze destroyed a house in downtown Artesia on Wednesday morning.

 

Ex-Monroe County deputy scheduled for sentencing

Posted 7/2/2014 in Area

Former Monroe County sheriff's deputy Danny Earl Starks will be sentenced July 14 after pleading guilty to charges that he punched a handcuffed suspect during an arrest while on duty in October 2012.

 

Soggy June puts damper on local crops

Posted 7/1/2014 in Area

The unrelenting rainfall that has drenched the Golden Triangle throughout June has created challenges and delays for local farmers. June rainfall was well above the average for Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties this year.

The new promised land: Big plans for GTR park

Posted 6/28/2014 in Area

The transformation of the prairie into a sprawling industrial haven continues.

 

West Point projects $220K surplus in '15 budget

Posted 6/27/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen on Tuesday adopted the general fund budget for the city's 2014-15 fiscal year, which projects nearly $1 million more in revenue than the current budget year that ends June 30.

 

Crawford woman charged with making fake rape report

Posted 6/27/2014 in Area

The Starkville Police Department arrested a Crawford woman Thursday after she allegedly admitted to filing a false rape allegation.

Lowndes jobless rate continues to fall

Posted 6/26/2014 in Area

There were 4,100 more jobs across the state last month than there were in April and 15,300 more than in May 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Highway loop construction nears end

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Eastbound travelers on Highway 82 who want to go to West Point or Tupelo will soon have an easier way to get on the road that takes them there.

Millport re-opens bids for lagoon repairs

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Millport Town Council members and Mayor Icie Wriley weren't expecting construction bids to repair its faulty sewer lagoon to be more than twice the amount they have to spend.

 

Woman climbs over barrier to lions at Memphis Zoo

Posted 6/25/2014 in Area

Memphis Zoo officials have banned a woman after saying she climbed over a barrier to the enclosure where lions are kept and tried to feed them cookies.

 

Absentee ballot requests up in state

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

The number of requested absentee ballots in the Golden Triangle ahead of today's run-off election is greater than the number requested prior to the June 3 primary.

Bail hearing set for West Point woman

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

A bail hearing has been set for a Clay County woman accused of killing her baby by giving him a lethal overdose of cough syrup.

Arrest report: 6-25-14

Posted 6/24/2014 in Area

Counties consider funding options for Communiversity

Posted 6/23/2014 in Area

Officials with East Mississippi Community College and the Golden Triangle Development LINK are expected to approach supervisors in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha County next month in hopes of securing 20-year funding commitments for a new workforce training facility it calls "Communiversity."

 

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