Month: August 2016

Obituaries

Floyd Eugene ‘Bubba’ Boggs Aug. 13, 2016 Graveside services for Floyd Eugene “Bubba” Boggs, 67, were Aug. 16, 2016, at Greensboro Cemetery with the Rev. James Caffey officiating. He died Aug. 13, 2016, at his home in Houston. Houston Funeral…

Letter to the Editor

Additional thanks from family of George Cummings In the card of thanks that ran Aug. 17 for the family of George Cummings, we should have thanked Joyce James for her piano accompaniment at his funeral service. Sincerely, Sandra Cummings Eupora…

Editorial roundup

A major blow for private prisons The federal government’s decision to break most of its ties to the private prison industry has echoes in Mississippi. In explaining last week its decision to phase out its use of private prisons, the…

Church news

Maben Church of God revival Maben Church of God, 3965 Crowley Drive, will have revival Aug. 28-31. The Rev. Lewis Maples will preach at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Preaching at the weekday services at 7 p.m. will be…

Motorcycle rally riders stop in Eupora

From Press Reports Saturday afternoon the streets of Eupora rumbled with the sounds of motorcycles as one of The Rally’s organized rides came through and stopped at Sugarland Donuts & More. Each rider was given a Eupora huggie, ice-cold bottles…

Local student enjoys view of capital

From Press Reports Hundreds of students in Mississippi and thousands of students across the nation compete each year for the opportunity to win the trip of a lifetime. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is supported locally by 4-County Electric Power…

Sports Briefs

EMCC Lions earn preseason No 1 ranking From combined reports For the fourth time in the last five years, East Mississippi Community College will kick off the upcoming football season as the nation’s No. 1 team in the National Junior…