Sissy Watson's family received a package in the mail in mid-July with a label that indicated jewelry was inside. Instead, it "smelled almost like lavender" and contained tiny, oval-shaped seeds, she said.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved providing an extra $50 in hazard pay to each poll worker working the upcoming special election on Sept. 22 for the vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat in District 37.
A total of seven candidates filed qualifying paperwork for two vacant seats in the Golden Triangle delegation to the state Legislature before the Monday deadline.
Clay County Circuit Clerk Kim Brown Hood and Election Commissioner Chairman Lindy Ivy asked the Clay County Board of Supervisors Monday to look into acquiring plexiglass at voting precincts for the upcoming special election on Sept. 22 for the vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat in District 37.
Oak Hill Academy assistant principal Katie Ballard wanted to supplement the school curriculum in a way that was a little beyond the norm.
With less than a week before the qualifying deadline, former Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright is so far the only candidate to file qualifying paperwork to run for the House District 37 special election.
Rural parts of Choctaw, Clay and Noxubee counties will receive broadband internet access from the 4-County Electric Power Association thanks to a state-run grant program distributing federal funding.
Since its founding in 1995, Hope Credit Union has provided more than $2.5 billion in financing for more than 1.5 million people, primarily in underserved communities. It especially helps Black communities, where lack of access to capital has been historically low.
A sheriff's deputy has died in northeast Mississippi and a second one is hospitalized after they were hit by a vehicle Saturday night at a safety checkpoint.
Before Anthony's Good Food Market in West Point reopened in May after a closure of more than six weeks, owner Ray Hamilton had a message for his 34 employees. "If you want to come back, come back, and we'll figure it out from there,'" he told them.
Elite sport shooting is coming to the Golden Triangle this weekend. Beginning Friday and concluding Sunday, Prairie Wildlife in West Point will host the U.S. Helice Association National Championships with shooters from around the country descending on the Golden Triangle.
When Gov. Tate Reeves vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have made up to 2,000 nonviolent offenders eligible for parole earlier this month, family members of those inmates set aside their disappointment to search for other options.
Unemployment numbers ticked up slightly in June across Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha counties, yet statewide unemployment numbers continued to decrease according to preliminary statistics released Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
When a person tests for COVID-19, the first thing they want to know is whether they have contracted the virus. More and more, the answer is yes. On Monday, Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,635 new cases, shattering the previous high single-day case record. Given the increase, the next logical question posed at a lab, clinic or drive-in test site is how long it will take to get the results.
Christine Lawson had "tossed around the idea of homeschooling" her two sons in the past, but it is the continuing COVID-19 pandemic that has convinced her to do it. Lawson and her older son, who is 11, both have health conditions that make her wary of sending the boys back to Lowndes County School District in case they unknowingly bring the virus home. Schools across the state and nation closed their doors and implemented online learning from March to May due to the pandemic, and families throughout the Golden Triangle have much to consider when deciding whether to send their children back into school buildings next month.
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