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Columbus, Starkville to host Veterans Day parades Saturday

Posted 11/8/2019 in Area

On Saturday, both Columbus and Starkville will host Veterans Day parades in honor of community members, past and present, who have served in the armed forces.

Colom stepping down as Boys and Girls Club director

Posted 11/7/2019 in Area

When Nadia Colom first accepted a job with the Columbus Boys and Girls Club, there were a lot of big reasons it was a perfect fit. Now, there are two little reasons she is leaving.

One dead, two hospitalized after head-on collision in Clay County

Posted 11/5/2019 in Area

One person has died and two more are in a Tupelo hospital after a head-on collision on Highway 50 in Clay County over the weekend.

Monday Profile: Hairston helps young men step up to better future

Posted 11/4/2019 in Area

Benny Hairston routinely finds himself meeting people in the most difficult circumstances of their lives. Hairston, 51, is manager of Century Hairston Funeral Homes in Columbus and Starkville, a third-generation family business.

Clay County arrests man who allegedly broke into woman's home, tied her up

Posted 11/2/2019 in Area

A man was arrested in Clay County last week after a woman accused of him of breaking into her home and robbing her at knife point.

EMCC picks Communiversity director

Posted 10/30/2019 in Area

East Mississippi Community College announced Tuesday it has hired Courtney Taylor as its first executive director for the $42 million Communiversity.

West Point woman charged with felony child abuse following death of her infant

Posted 10/24/2019 in Area

A West Point woman has been charged with felony child abuse following the death of her infant.


Area employers invited to free health and wellness fair Thursday

Posted 10/23/2019 in Area

Mississippi Business Group on Health and the Golden Triangle Human Resource Association will host the first Employer Health and Wellness Resource Fair in the Golden Triangle for area employers at East Mississippi Community College's Communiversity Thursday.


Arrest report for 10-21-19

Posted 10/21/2019 in Area

Area residents embrace 'spooky' time of year

Posted 10/19/2019 in Area

Jody Denney and Cameron Herring have an extra visitor at their home on Shiloh Drive for Halloween. In fact, they have several, since the yard is decorative skeletons, spider webs stretched across hedges and a large green spider in the middle of the lawn, but the 20-foot spider stretched across the roof -- christened "Big Bertha" -- is definitely the attention-grabber.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Oak Hill Academy rallies behind teacher during her treatment

Posted 10/18/2019 in Area

When Katie Ballard had to schedule a follow-up appointment after a routine mammogram in July 2018, she thought there must have been something wrong with the machine.

Area cities have stake in Ohio opioid trial

Posted 10/17/2019 in Area

Next week, Columbus attorney Corky Smith -- along with thousands of other lawyers across the country -- will be keeping a close eye on opiate litigation that begins in federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.

Accused murderer mistakenly released from custody turns himself in

Posted 10/14/2019 in Area

A Lowndes County murder suspect who was mistakenly released from Mississippi Department of Corrections custody last week has turned himself in.

Vaping: Does it help or harm?

Posted 10/12/2019 in Area

Rob Roberts hasn't smoked a cigarette in nine years. Before his wife died of lung cancer in 2006, he smoked nearly two packs a day. After some "arm twisting" from friends and family, he turned to vaping instead about seven or eight years ago.

Operation Triple Beam nets 149 area arrests

Posted 10/10/2019 in Area

Almost 150 suspects wanted for sex offenses, drug charges and violent crimes throughout the Golden Triangle area were arrested during a six-week joint operation between federal and area law enforcement earlier this summer, authorities announced Wednesday during a press conference in West Point.

Court orders candidate's husband to pay for work done at family home

Posted 10/9/2019 in Area

A Clay County Justice Court judge has ordered the husband of a candidate for the state Legislature to pay more than $2,500 to a contractor for work done at the couple's home.

Two juveniles arrested for terroristic threats illustrate leeway with charge

Posted 10/9/2019 in Area

When state legislators were debating the "Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law," Dist. 16 Sen. Angela Turner-Ford (D-West Point) had one primary concern with the bill: Would juveniles charged under the law go straight to circuit court to be tried as adults?

Arrest report for 10-6-19

Posted 10/5/2019 in Area


Governor enacts statewide burn ban

Posted 10/3/2019 in Area

Longtime Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan knew it was just a matter of time before a burn ban would be enacted.


Arrest report for 9-27-19

Posted 9/27/2019 in Area


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