MSU helps ‘sparkplugs’ enhance hometowns


From Press Reports

Ten Northeast Mississippi community volunteers explained how they improved quality of life in their respective hometowns at the recent Appalachian Community Learning Project Results and Learning Celebration, organized by Mississippi State University.

ACLP is a partnership among … Read more

Letters of Blessing and to Santa – 2014

Minnie Mouse, Spongebob, and Mickey Mouse wave to the crowd

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. Here are three things I do to be helpful: I cleaned my room; I helped my mama and I was nice to my brothers. This is what I would like for Christmas: … Read more

Children enjoy Christmas party at library

The children are dressed in pajamas for storytime.

By Librarian Fran Smith
Webster County Library

On Dec. 17, children arrived at the Webster County Public Library dressed in pajamas and Christmas outfits to hear Ms. Pat as she read “It’s Christmas, David,” a story about a little boy … Read more

New book showcases sculptor Samuel Gore


From Press & Staff Reports

“Blessed With Tired Hands” is the title of the new book by photographer Barbara Gauntt spotlighting extraordinary sculptor and painter Samuel Marshall Gore.

A beloved art professor for more than six decades at Mississippi College, … Read more

Multigenre Papers

Christian Long on “The Walking Dead”

Eupora High School teacher Lyn Blaylock’s creative writing class present their multigenre papers. Students who presented papers Dec. 15 and their projects were:… Read more

Snyder appointed to PERS board


From Press Reports

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi board of trustees has welcomed a new gubernatorial appointee.

Eupora native Drew Snyder, deputy counsel for Gov. Phil Bryant, was sworn in Dec. 15 to fill the open four-year term … Read more

Mathiston celebrates Christmas with parade

The East Webster High Marching Band

By Betty Jeffcoats
President, Civic

League of Mathiston
The town of Mathiston had its annual Christmas parade on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. “Keeping Christ in Christmas” was the theme and the parade was sponsored by the Civic League of … Read more