Cyclist, 87, dies on Natchez Trace

From Press & Staff Reports

MATHISTON — A Wisconsin man riding a bicycle along the Natchez Trace Parkway died April 20.

According to park rangers, De Loyd E. Stertz, 87, of Altoona, Wis., was riding his bicycle south on the … Read more

E911 Calls – 04/29/15

April 20
8:39 a.m., alarm, Hwy. 403; Webster SO responds.
9:51 p.m., medical, Clarkson Road; EMS responds.
10:07 p.m., items found in parking lot, Hwy. 82, Mathiston; Mathiston PD responds.
1:25 p.m., man lying in road, Natchez Trace Parkway; parkway … Read more

‘Tomato Battles’ promote disease-resistant plants

From Press Reports

The Mississippi State University Extension Service is holding “Tomato Battles” in Webster, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lowndes, Marshall, Oktibbeha, Prentiss and Union counties.

Scott Cagle, Chickasaw County coordinator for the MSU Extension Service, said the competitions are designed to … Read more

Sports Schedules – 04/29/15

College Softball
6 pm. — Ole Miss at Mississippi Valley State

Prep Softball
5:30 p.m. — Kemper Academy at Starkville Christian
College Baseball… Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/29/15

Concerns over Kemper Mine
By Wyatt Emmerich

Last week the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased a natural gas electricity plant in Ackerman, just an hour’s drive from the $7 billion Kemper power plant.

The Ackerman gas plant, which sold for … Read more

NMMC partner in Transitions Program


Care transitions occur when a patient moves from one health care provider or setting to another. Nationwide, nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of over $26 … Read more

Holmes Lady Bulldogs fall to Jones in playoffs

From school reports

The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldog season came to an end at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville Saturday afternoon with a 10-0 loss to the Lady Bobcats in the best-of-three MACJC Playoffs. With the loss, the … Read more

Bryant signs autism insurance bill

From Press & Staff Reports

Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 885 into law on March 26 at the state Capitol.

The measure requires insurance plans to provide coverage for autism treatment, including Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. ABA therapy is … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 04/29/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

Recently I came upon the word cynosure, pronounced “SIGH-nuh-sure” or “SIN-uh-sure.”

This noun means something that gets attention because of its brilliance and interest. Something that provides guidance or direction … Read more