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Company eyeing Americold building in West Point

Posted 10/11/2017 in Area

West Point and Clay County officials passed a series of matching tax exemptions at a joint city-county meeting on Tuesday with the hopes of luring a company that could bring 300 jobs and a $50 million capital investment to West Point.

Defendants in West Point Huddle House attack plea

Posted 10/11/2017 in Area

Two men indicted for beating a man at the West Point Huddle House pleaded guilty Monday in Clay County Circuit Court.

Athletic association, coaches react to kneeling players

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

When seven Starkville High School volleyball "took a knee" Monday during the National Anthem in a game at New Hope, what had been a national story was suddenly a local event.

HB1523: Business as usual as controversial religious freedom law is enacted

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

When Mississippi House Bill 1523, the religious freedom bill allowing business owners to turn away customers because of their sexuality, goes into effect Tuesday, Tammy Youngblood has no plans to change how she does business.

West Point Huddle House beating suspect to appear in court

Posted 10/9/2017 in Area

One of the suspects accused in a 2014 aggravated assault outside a West Point Huddle House is scheduled to appear in court this week.


Boeing purchasing Aurora Flight Sciences

Posted 10/6/2017 in Area

It should be business as usual at Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus after Thursday's announcement that the company is being sold to Boeing.


SHS volleyball players kneel for anthem at New Hope

Posted 10/5/2017 in Area

Area school districts are grappling with how to deal with student protests of the national anthem after members of the Starkville High School volleyball team knelt for its playing earlier this week.

Former MLB draftee arrested in Clay County

Posted 10/3/2017 in Area

A former baseball coach at Starkville Academy was arrested in Clay County for burglary and two counts of grand larceny.

Desperate separation: Puerto Rican natives living in Golden Triangle scramble for news, communication with relatives after Hurricane Maria

Posted 9/30/2017 in Area

Starkville resident Daria Rodriguez spent two days viewing online images of the destruction Hurricane Maria wrought on her home commonwealth of Puerto Rico -- all without hearing from her 10-year-old son, Diego Cerame, who was on the island when the storm hit Sept. 20.


Clay County authorities search for stolen trucks

Posted 9/29/2017 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding stolen pickups.


Unemployment takes expected seasonal dip in August

Posted 9/28/2017 in Area

Anyone looking for an explanation for the dramatic dip in unemployment in the Golden Triangle in August need only look at the calendar.


Body discovered in Pickens County identified as missing West Point man

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are investigating the homicide of a missing West Point man whose body was discovered in Pickens County, Alabama.


Three candidates certified in Dist. 38 race

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

The State Board of Election Commissioners qualified three candidates for the Mississippi House of Representatives District 38 special election earlier this week.

City completes second-highest sales tax collection year on record

Posted 9/21/2017 in Area

Sales tax collections for 2017 in Columbus are lower than last year, but city officials are still touting strong economic footing.

New West Point police chief returns to where career began

Posted 9/19/2017 in Area

To Avery Cook, teaching kids karate at the CK&A Karate School downtown has some parallels to policing.

Vietnam: Four veterans, four stories

Posted 9/16/2017 in Area

No two stories are the same.

West Point hires new police chief

Posted 9/13/2017 in Area

West Point's new police chief is anything but new when it comes to law enforcement in his hometown.

Waverley hits market with $2.9M price tag

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

In his long career in real estate, Dick Leike has not only sold some historic properties, he's bought them, too.

Irma evacuees come to Golden Triangle

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

The 100-year-old house Eleni Papanou lives in with her two daughters withstood the last serious hurricane to hit Tarpon Springs, Florida, back in 1921. She's hoping it survives Hurricane Irma, as well.

Harvey brings little more than wind, rain to area

Posted 9/1/2017 in Area

A long day of threatening weather paced with little damage, according to emergency management directors in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.


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