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.
One-to-one, a model for using technology in schools, means that each student has an electronic device - a laptop computer or iPad - to use for educational purposes. In many districts, students are issued a device they can take home with them to use for studying, homework and projects outside of school.
A judge has levied sanctions against the attorney pressing a wrongful death suit over the June 2016 shooting death of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert. Carlos Moore, of Grenada, represents the Shumpert family in the ongoing litigation.
The event celebrated corporate diversity, honoring 13 corporations in the state: AT&T, Atmos Energy, Caterpillar, Chevron, Entergy, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Kimberly Clark, Nissan, Pearl River Resort, Renasant Bank, Sanderson Farms, TVA and Toyota. Nationally renowned actor John Amos served as the guest speaker for the event.
Buy at photos.djournal.com Kay Thomas, a teaching artist with the Whole Schools Initiative, a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission, gives instructions to pre-k students at ECEC on applying glue to their milk jug that they would turn into their spaghetti sculpture hats they would wear during the school's parade of countries. Each class chose a country, dressed up and made a presentation board for the parade.
A Shannon man is behind bars after being captured by the owner of the home he was trying to burglarize. Tupelo police were dispatched on a burglary call to a home on Deer Run Road around 1:45 a.m. Friday.
Buy at photos.djournal.com Kevin Galloway, from left, Dalton Suggs and Shelton Tutor remove all the old flooring in order to get down to the original hardwood floors so they can continue taking apart a home once lived in by Elvis Presley. Buy at photos.djournal.com Stephen Shutts purchased a home in East Tupelo and plans to move it to Nashville after it is dismantled.
Now in its second year, the North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival, presented by the city of Tupelo and Toyota Mississippi, offers a unique look at Japanese heritage and culture on the local level. "This originated when Toyota came here and really invested a lot of money in North Mississippi and right here in our area," Tupelo Parks and Recreation director Alex Farned said.
The creation of a police advisory board should come up for a vote by the Tupelo City Council during that body's first meeting in April. During a Tuesday session of Tupelo's elected leadership, council members agreed to move the advisory board off the study agenda and instructed that it be positioned for a vote at the April 4 meeting.