Category: News

Time Capsules – 01/06/2016

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago: Jan. 2, 1941 Light Award to Mrs. Wise Eupora residences and yards and downtown stores were resplendent with beautiful designs and Christmas trees during the holiday season. In the annual…

Tell me something good

Act as mature Christians: speak positive From Liberty UMC A happy new year to all from Liberty UMC and pastor Rochelle Ashford-Minor. Pastor Rochelle started her first sermon this year with a dynamic message and challenge to every member of…

Letters to the Editor – 01/06/2016

Area’s environment should promote economic growth Let’s talk economic development. In order to have economic development, an entity cannot tie the hands of the economic development council behind its back and hang a noose around its neck.

The secrets of Orion

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp, Mississippi will be offering a free program for this winter season called “The Secrets of Orion!”. This presentation will be presented on Friday, January 8, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, managing director…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 01/06/2016

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. In “Hamlet: A User’s Guide,” Michael Pennington comments about the scene in which the audience sees Hamlet and Ophelia together for the first time, which is Act III, Scene 1.…

HCC Men, Women hope to continue strong hoops start

From school reports Through the first 10 games of the season, the Holmes Community College Bulldogs are holding an 8-2 record and a 1-1 North Division record, while the women are 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the North. The men…

Editorial Roundup – 01/06/2016

Legalizing pot hits stop It’s hardly a surprise that a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi barely got off the ground. In a religiously conservative state where alcohol, more than 80 years after the end of Prohibition, is still…

E911 Calls – 01/06/2016

Dec. 28 8:55 a.m., 18-wheeler blocking Natchez Trace Parkway; park rangers; Webster Sheriff’s Office respond. 11:45 a.m. dispute, South Dunn Street; Eupora Police Department responds. 11:47 a.m., cow in road, Hwy. 15, Maben; WSO responds. 1:31 p.m., medical, Hill Street;…

Obituaries – 01/06/2016

Janice Ruth McClain Dec. 28, 2015 Services for Janice Ruth McClain, 64, were Jan. 2, 2016, at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman with burial in Craig Springs Cemetery in Oktibbeha County.

Obituary – Mrs. Billye Love Hise

Billye Love Hise lived 87 years and confessing she was ready to meet Jesus, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015. She lived and enjoyed life to the fullest, continuing to