By Amy Barefield
MSU School of Human Sciences
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Success in school depends more on the 16 hours spent outside the classroom than many parents may realize. Physical, emotional and social factors at home contribute significantly to academic … Read more
Submitted by Lisa Stewart
Webster County Extension Service
It’s a little late in the year to plant summer annuals and still too hot for winter annuals.
The best way to spend your time is to observe and write … Read more
Eikeren Hill, DOB 07-27-75, BM; Webster 5: Mississippi Department of Corrections hold for sale of controlled substance-three counts.
Michael Sproles, DOB 12-04-74, WM; Webster 5: disturbance of family peace.… Read more
From Press Reports
The Mississippi Department of Education, on Aug 21, released the complete response to the PEER Committee report on the accountability standards for the system that evaluates school and district performance, including the qualifications of the MDE Technical … Read more
From Press Reports
Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Ice Industries announced Aug. 19 the company is expanding its operations in Grenada.
The expansion will be the company’s sixth since 2010. The project represents a corporate investment of $15 million … Read more
Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago: Aug. 29, 1940
Miss Phillips Gets Deserved Promotion
Miss Mildred Phillips, who for five years has been clerk of the Farm Security Administration offices here and assistant of Supervisor J.Y. … Read more
THURS, AUG. 27
4/5 p.m. — Ethel at French Camp
4/6 p.m. — Kemper Academy at Winston Academy
5 p.m. — Kosciusko at Noxapater
5:30/6:30 p.m. — Eupora at Philadelphia… Read more
1:25 p.m., medical, East Walnut.
4:06 p.m., alarm, call, College Street.
7:36 p.m., property damage report, Maben PD responds.
10:10 p.m., reckless driver, Hwy. 82 West.
10:16 p.m., alarm, call, Carver Road.
11:02 p.m., medical, Hatcher … Read more
Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.
What is iambic pentameter (eye-AM-bik pen-TAM-uh-tur)? Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the noun iamb, which has been in English since 1586, as a metrical foot consisting of one short syllable … Read more
Students make UM honor roll
The University of Mississippi has released the names of students on its spring 2015 honor roll.
Four undergraduate students (as of the spring semester) from Webster County who earned a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00 were … Read more