Extension holding tomato growing contest


By Lisa Stewart
Extension County Director, Webster County

I am a very competitive person. I like to grow tomatoes in my garden. Can you help me?

Why yes we can! The Webster County Extension service is holding … Read more

Calendar of Events – 03/04/2015

SWCD membership meeting March 9
The Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual membership meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at Walthall Baptist Church.

A speaker will be giving information about wild hogs and a meal will … Read more

Signup period extended for CSP

From Press Reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the application deadline signup for the Conservation Stewardship Program general signup until March 13.

Applications are taken on a continuous basis but applications received by this … Read more

Time Capsules – 03/04/2015

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: March 7, 1940

Church Location is Ascertained
T.F. Taylor Jr., chairman of the building committee, announced yesterday the purchase of the lot on the southeast corner of Fox Avenue and … Read more

911 Calls – 03/04/2015

Feb. 23
7:30 a.m., open 911 line, Robinson Road; WSO responds.
7:35 a.m., gas leak, Hwy. 15, Maben; Maben FD, Atmos Energy respond.
8:47 a.m., alarm, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora PD responds.
9:15 a.m., reckless driver, Bluff Springs Church Road; … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 03/04/2015

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

“How Strong is Your Vocabulary?” is a 10-word quiz on the Merriam-Webster website.

The user has 10 seconds to answer each question. The faster the correct answer is given, the … Read more

Hood updates area on recent legislative actions

From District 35 Representative Joey Hood

This past week, House members faced Wednesday’s deadline for original floor action on Appropriation and Revenue bills originating in the House, and Thursday’s deadline of reconsideration on Appropriation and Revenue bills originating in the … Read more

Sports Schedules – 03/04/2015

Prep Basketball
(At Jackson State University)
9:00 AM — BOYS (Game 3B) — Class 1A quarterfinals: Ashland vs. Durant
10:30 AM — BOYS (Game 4B) — Class 1A quarterfinals: Shaw vs. Pelahatchie
12:00 PM — BOYS (Game … Read more

Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table meet March 10

The Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table will meet Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m. at the Golden Triangle Planning & Development Building, located at 106 Miley Road, Starkville.  The building is at the intersection of Miley and C. C. Clark … Read more