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.
It may seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but not for Tupelo High School automotive collision repair students. Although students in the collision repair classes at the THS career and technical education center usually apply their skills to restoring and repairing cars, this fall, they're using their talents to fix up donated bikes to give away as Christmas gifts to children in need come December.
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Buy at PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM Tupelo Mayor Jason Shleton held his first State of the City address on Monday where he pointed out many of the accomplisgments the city has made in his first year. Buy at PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM Tupelo Mayor Jason Shleton held his first State of the City address on Monday where he pointed out many of the accomplisgments the city has made in his first year.
The Board of Supervisors accepted District 1 commissioner Tyler Wood's resignation on Monday, though Wood was not present at the meeting. Wood, 18, was elected in November 2016 and topped incumbent Charlie Phillips for the District 1 position as Forrest County Election Commissioner.
Below is the latest forecast track of Maria from the National Hurricane Center. The good news for the Pine Belt is that at the present time the storm will track well to the east of the Gulf of Mexico and never have any impacts on our weather.
Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of a Tupelo woman for posing as a highway patrol recruit online to raise money. Investigators arrested Natasha Lesha Stephens, 30, on Friday after she raised over $1,000 on a GoFundMe page for what she described as required items for Mississippi Highway Patrol Cadet Class 62, which she claimed to have been accepted into, according to a press release from the AG's office.
Jennie Rodgers came close to death because her uterus ruptured when she was 32 weeks pregnant with son Caleb in 2011. Although the numbers of maternal deaths remain small, health advocates in Mississippi and the United States are concerned about trends showing an increase in maternal death rates.
Late last year, Danny Brown finally got the opportunity to buy the three buildings he had been renting for 13 years, plus another building he had long wanted. Those purchases enabled Brown to move his business, DB's Floral Designs & More, double his space and expand his offerings to customers.