The Golden Triangle is a region of the U.S. state of Mississippi.
The "triangle" is formed by the cities of Columbus, Starkville, and West Point. The term was created to encourage greater economic ties between the three cities and counties (Lowndes, Oktibbeha, and Clay).
The three cities share an airport (third largest in Mississippi), Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Columbus has traditionally been the leading city of the Mississippi Golden Triangle, but a collapse of manufacturing in Columbus in the 1990s and the rapid growth associated with Mississippi State University has led Starkville to challenge this position. A recent industrial boom of manufacturing companies locating at the Golden Triangle Industrial Park in Lowndes County has led to a reinstitution of Columbus as the anchor city of the rapidly growing region. Columbus is also the home of Columbus Air Force Base and Mississippi University for Women.
A bill to create an early voting period in Mississippi faces an unfriendly reception in the state Senate despite strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. House Bill 228 would allow any registered voter to cast a ballot from 14 days prior to an election day until the Saturday immediately preceding an election.
It's a mild February Saturday morning in Saltillo. The sun casts crisp shadows among the tombstones in the cemetery behind Freedom Community Church.
It's been seen in Memphis and Oxford, and now Tupelo is the latest destination for "The Royal Family." The play, from University of Mississippi graduate and playwright Princeton James, centers around the King family, and promises love, drama and plenty of laughs.
The run/walk is a benefit for S.A.F.E. Inc., a victims' shelter, and is held each February during National Dating Violence Awareness Month. The run will step off at 9 a.m. in Ballard Park in west Tupelo.
When Blake Wilson came to the state to head up the Mississippi Economic Council, he often joked he was from tiny Delaware that had three counties - and only two at high tide. But Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Jr. says Wilson is retiring from his position as president of the MEC, the state's chamber of commerce, as a Mississippian.
The City Council has joined its voice to the chorus clamoring to the state legislature for funds to tackle bridge and road repairs. At Tuesday night's meeting of the council, the board approved a resolution asking the legislature "to assist Mississippi municipalities by enacting measures that will assist" with "improving, repairing and maintaining their public infrastructure."
The center dedicated to morbidly obese patients going through weight loss surgery is moving to a newly renovated 24-bed unit. Previously, the bariatric center had an eight-bed unit where it shared a nursing floor with other patients at the Tupelo hospital.
Ask Brett what her favorite thing about being an educator is, and she won't be able to choose, but she'll tell stories, some funny and some serious, that say it all - it's serving others, particularly young people. Fourteen years ago, Brett was interviewing for a job at a church in Mobile, Alabama, when she got a phone call from Tupelo Middle School.