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At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

Posted 1/18/2018 in Area

Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry weather.

 

 

No major accidents reported during winter weather

Posted 1/17/2018 in Area

Bitter cold, but quiet. Utility companies and law enforcement said there were no major power outages or accidents since the winter storm began moving through the Golden Triangle Tuesday morning.

 

 

MSU, MUW cancel classes Tuesday

Posted 1/15/2018 in Area

Mississippi State University's Starkville campus and the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus have canceled classes Tuesday due to the threat of inclement weather, officials from both universities announced.

 

Photos: Commemorating MLK

Posted 1/15/2018 in Area

A sellout crowd listens to David L. Beckley, president of Rust College, speak during the MLK Commemoration Breakfast this morning at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus. Today is the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

 

Winter weather could bring snow, hazardous road conditions

Posted 1/15/2018 in Area

While the most severe weather conditions related to the winter storm passing through the state tonight and early Tuesday should stay well north of the Golden Triangle, the storm could still create some hazardous conditions here, said a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson.

 

The night Bully went missing

Posted 1/13/2018 in Area

On his death bed before Christmas, my brother Russell at age 83 once again told me the story of how in 1954 he and his Ole Miss Sigma Nu brothers kidnapped Bully, Mississippi State's beloved mascot.

Candidates continue qualifying for chancery judge

Posted 1/11/2018 in Area

More candidates, including two from Columbus and one from Starkville, have qualified to seek judicial seats on the Mississippi 14th Chancery District Court.

Embezzlement a common crime that hurts businesses, nonprofits, governments alike

Posted 1/5/2018 in Area

District Attorney Scott Colom estimates embezzlement - which he defines as someone who legally possesses funds or assets misappropriating them - is one of the more common property crimes, more frequent than grand larceny and up there with passing bad checks.

Flu season and cases rampant in Golden Triangle, state

Posted 1/5/2018 in Area

Not everyone in Caledonia has had the flu this winter. It just seems like it.

Former AMS teacher arrested on child enticement charges

Posted 1/3/2018 in Area

Starkville Police Department arrested a former Armstrong Middle School teacher Wednesday for allegedly attempting to entice a child.

MHP numbers show quiet weekend in Golden Triangle

Posted 1/2/2018 in Area

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to eight vehicle accidents, with no fatalities, in Troop G over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to troop Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed.

 

Lows drop to single digits as cold invades Deep South

Posted 1/2/2018 in Area

Temperatures plummeted overnight to 2 degrees in the north Georgia mountains, 14 in Atlanta and 26 as far south as New Orleans as the Gulf Coast felt more like Green Bay.

 

Those we lost in 2017

Posted 12/30/2017 in Area

From an 8-year-old child whose optimism never dimmed in the face of a rare, often painful, disease to an 102-year-old World War II veteran and beloved professor, 2017 was a year where we said goodbye to heroes...

 

Deep South braces for blast of freezing weather as 2017 ends

Posted 12/30/2017 in Area

Forecasters issued winter weather advisories across much of the Deep South ahead of plunging temperatures that are expected to last for the next several days.

 

Unemployment rates continue to trend down

Posted 12/29/2017 in Area

For economists, 4 percent is considered full employment.

 

Donors rush to give to nonprofits by year's end

Posted 12/26/2017 in Area

For most people, the arrival of Christmas means the end of the season of giving.

 

West Point woman charged in death of her father-in-law

Posted 12/22/2017 in Area

A West Point woman has been charged with capital murder after local police and the Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office uncovered evidence she allegedly set a house fire that killed a 62-year-old disabled man on Thanksgiving.

West Point woman charged in death of her father-in-law

Posted 12/21/2017 in Area

A West Point woman has been charged with capital murder after West Point authorities and the Mississippi Fire Marshal's Office uncovered evidence she allegedly set a house fire that killed a 62-year-old disabled man on Thanksgiving.

Man accused of having $10K worth of meth in custody

Posted 12/19/2017 in Area

An accused drug dealer has turned himself in to the Clay County Sheriff's Office days after authorities say they found more than $10,000 worth of methamphetamine in his home.

MBN finds more than $10K worth of meth in suspected drug dealer's home

Posted 12/16/2017 in Area

State authorities are searching for a Clay County man after seizing more than $10,000 worth of methamphetamine from his home.

 

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