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Arrest report for 8-10-20

Posted 8/10/2020 in Area

Officials: 'Mystery seeds' not dangerous, still should not be planted

Posted 8/7/2020 in Area

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.

 

Clay supes OK $50 hazard pay for pollworkers in special election

Posted 8/7/2020 in Area

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.

 

Rose joins Wright, Chism as hopeful for District 37 House election

Posted 8/4/2020 in Area

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.

Plexiglass, face shields, being considered for upcoming elections

Posted 8/4/2020 in Area

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 plans greenhouse, garden for outdoor education

Posted 8/3/2020 in Area

Oak Hill Academy assistant principal Katie Ballard wanted to supplement the school curriculum in a way that was a little beyond the norm.

Arrest report for 8-3-20

Posted 8/3/2020 in Area

Ex-LCSD superintendent to run for Dist. 37 House seat

Posted 7/30/2020 in Area

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.

Arrest report for 7-29-20

Posted 7/29/2020 in Area

4-County using CARES funds for limited broadband buildout

Posted 7/29/2020 in Area

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.

Hope provides for the underserved: Credit Union with branch in West Point focuses efforts on financial opportunities for African Americans, women

Posted 7/28/2020 in Area

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.

1 Monroe Co. deputy dies, 1 injured, after hit by vehicle

Posted 7/27/2020 in Area

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.

Employees flock back to local restaurants after closures, though some say they had no choice

Posted 7/25/2020 in Area

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.

West Point to host national shooting competition

Posted 7/24/2020 in Area

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.

Local activists, families ask judges to consider parole for habitual offenders with nonviolent felonies

Posted 7/24/2020 in Area

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.

Arrest report for 7-23-20

Posted 7/23/2020 in Area

 

Unemployment in Golden Triangle up slightly in June

Posted 7/23/2020 in Area

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.

 

As COVID testing increases, some see nearly two week delays on results

Posted 7/22/2020 in Area

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.

'No right answer': Parents grapple with education options for children during pandemic

Posted 7/21/2020 in Area

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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