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MDE issues last-minute notice that released school accountability ratings are unofficial

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Area

On the day the public school accountability ratings were supposed to be released, the Mississippi State Board of Education voted to delay their approval until October.


Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings

Posted earlier today in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, which showed improvements for three school districts in the Golden Triangle.

Into the fire: Dozens of area college students balance studies, volunteering as rural firefighters

Posted 9/15/2018 in Area

Mississippi State freshman Mitch Graves was walking through the university activities fair on the Drill Field his first week of classes, looking at his different extracurricular options, when someone from one of the booths shouted: "Hey! You wanna be a fireman?"

Arrest report 9-13-18

Posted 9/13/2018 in Area

Arrest report 9-10-18

Posted 9/10/2018 in Area

'Not just fighting fires': Area fire chiefs compare firefighter pay in profession with increasing training, scope of duties

Posted 9/8/2018 in Area

He's 21 years old. He has a high school education and a higher-than-average ACT score. He's just been handed 75 pounds worth of weights and is told to climb a stairclimber with them on his back for three minutes and 20 seconds.

WPPD makes arrest in Thursday deli shooting

Posted 9/8/2018 in Area

West Point police have arrested a suspect believed to be involved in a Thursday night shooting at a West Point deli.


One injured in West Point deli shooting

Posted 9/7/2018 in Area

A shooting at a West Point deli Thursday night has sent one man to a Tupelo hospital.



Mississippi students avoid jail in Alabama football burglary

Posted 9/7/2018 in Area

Four Mississippi State University students won't go to jail after being accused of stealing memorabilia from the University of Alabama's football building.


Family of man held without trial for almost 12 years sues Clay County

Posted 9/6/2018 in Area

The family of a man kept in jail for 11 years has filed a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit against Clay County and multiple public officials.


Blamed in baby's death, weakening Gordon spreads rain inland

Posted 9/6/2018 in Area

Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central Mississippi.



Slimantics: Dogs flub a few lines, still cruise in Moorhead's debut

Posted 9/2/2018 in Area

Going into his debut as Mississippi State's head football coach Saturday night, Joe Moorhead insisted his team wasn't playing against Stephen F. Austin as much as it was playing against a standard - a championship standard, he said.


BP money funds road projects in area

Posted 8/31/2018 in Area

When the Mississippi Legislature this week approved funding for 128 projects throughout the state, $1.75 million came to projects in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

Area online sales tax revenues: $4.4M annually

Posted 8/30/2018 in Area

Cities and counties throughout the state will receive 15 percent of the use fee revenue collected in the state as a part of road/bridge legislation passed by the Mississippi Legislature Tuesday during its special session.

Area jobless numbers drop in July

Posted 8/27/2018 in Area

Unemployment rates fell in three of four area counties in July, according to the monthly labor report released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security as summer jobs ended and students begin leaving the workforce.

Arrest report 8-27-18

Posted 8/27/2018 in Area


Aldermen to cut Aberdeen mayor's salary again

Posted 8/22/2018 in Area

Aldermen in a northeast Mississippi city are cutting a mayor's salary for the second time this summer, saying he's been absent from city business and unavailable to the public.


West Point investigators search for suspect in fatal weekend shooting

Posted 8/21/2018 in Area

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man believed to be involved in a deadly shooting in West Point over the weekend.

Arrest report 8-17-18

Posted 8/17/2018 in Area

CMSD shows improvement on state assessments from last year

Posted 8/16/2018 in Area

Columbus Municipal School District students scored higher overall compared to last year during spring assessments.


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