Month: July 2016

Green speaks to Maben Lions Club

By Jane Collins, Secretary Maben Lions Club In April the Maben Lions Club welcomed the retired Rev. Luskey Green, who gave the club members a short civics and U.S. history lesson on Americanism. He cited the original Declaration of Independence in 1776…

School choice group grades legislators

From Press Reports Sen. Gary Jackson (District 15) and Reps. Joey Hood (District 35) and Karl Oliver (District 46) received an “A” on Empower Mississippi’s 2016 Education Report Card, which grades every member of the Legislature on key school choice…

Students rewarded for raising ALA funds

From Press Reports Students at Eupora and East Webster elementary schools were rewarded with fun SuperKids field days last spring by the American Lung Association after raising funds to support the organization. EES raised more than $1,900 and EWES raised…

Unemployment rate up in county

From Staff Reports The unemployment rate in Webster County jumped a full percentage point in May, according to Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s monthly report. The county’s rate reached 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate a month earlier was 5.6 percent…

Locals among UMMC graduates

From Press Reports The University of Mississippi Medical Center for the fourth year is breaking its record for degrees conferred to health-care and science professionals. The Class of 2016 is 950 strong. In 2013, the record was 677. That jumped…

Local science teacher tackles ‘CSI: Mississippi’

From Press Reports Fifteen middle-school science teachers from the Golden Triangle and central Mississippi region were at Mississippi State last month for the Creative Science Through Inquiry (CSI: Mississippi) workshop — a major education initiative of the Mississippi Experimental Program…