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Mayor races shaping up 1 year out from elections

Posted 5/23/2016 in Area

Campaigns are gearing up in some Mississippi cities, even though elections for mayors, aldermen and city council members are a year away in most places.

First student to graduate from EMCC's MI-BEST program

Posted 5/21/2016 in Area

Mantee resident Kayle Johnson, 26, decided she wanted more out of life.


West Point plant ends production

Posted 5/21/2016 in Area

A company that once was one of the largest employers in a north Mississippi city has ended production at a manufacturing plant.


Photo: Honeybee & rose

Posted 5/16/2016 in Area

A honeybee gathers pollen on a rose blossom Thursday in rural Lamar County, Alabama.

Local teen birth rates lowest ever recorded

Posted 5/14/2016 in Area

Local teen birth rates are following state and national trends downward, according to a recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention report and state records.

202 area third-graders fail reading assessment

Posted 5/13/2016 in Area

The "gate" to the fourth grade could close on as many as 202 third-graders in the Golden Triangle, based on the results of April's Third-Grade Reading Assessment.

MSU signee granted continuance in assault case

Posted 5/11/2016 in Area

Jeffery Simmons will have to wait at least one more month to find out his fate.


Senators: 12 airports to get grants

Posted 5/10/2016 in Area

Twelve Mississippi airports will benefit from more than $4.15 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help with facility upgrades.


West Point beekeeper gets honey of a deal from EMCC

Posted 5/9/2016 in Area

A beekeeper looking to take the sting out of the purchase price for boxes needed to ship his honey bees turned to the Residential Carpentry Technology program at East Mississippi Community College's West Point campus.

State cuts funding to county jails

Posted 5/3/2016 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Corrections has changed policies for state prisoners which could affect local jails in counties around the state.

National suicide rates up, CDC says

Posted 4/30/2016 in Area

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in April found that suicides across the U.S. have risen since 1999. That trend seems to hold true for Mississippi, too.


More area communities adopting smoking bans

Posted 4/29/2016 in Area

Artesia will be officially smoke free in a week.


Arrest report 4-29-16

Posted 4/29/2016 in Area


Tornado outbreak, 5 years later: Piecing lives back together

Posted 4/27/2016 in Area

On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S.



Storms will take aim at parts of the Deep South on Wednesday

Posted 4/26/2016 in Area

A storm system that forecasters fear will fuel a tornado outbreak in the nation's midsection could also bring severe weather to the Deep South.


Macon woman, 70, serving decade prison term for pot

Posted 4/23/2016 in Area

During the summer of 2014, law enforcement agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, while flying in a helicopter, spotted marijuana growing in a garden near a home in Macon.


Car crashes send 2 to Tupelo hospital

Posted 4/23/2016 in Area

Two people sustained life-threatening injuries Thursday in two separate car accidents.



Noxubee Wildlife Refuge to hold youth fishing rodeo

Posted 4/22/2016 in Area

Children between the ages of 4 and 15, along with their parents, are invited to Noxubee County for the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday.


Arrest report 4-22-16

Posted 4/22/2016 in Area

Area unemployment rates improve

Posted 4/21/2016 in Area

Unemployment in the four Golden Triangle counties has decreased for the second straight month, according to labor market data released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


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