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State of Mississippi leads nation in smoke-free ordinances

From press reports

Mississippi ranks first when it comes to passing comprehensive municipal smoke-free air ordinances in 2014. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights designated Mississippi as the 2014 first place winner of the Smoke-free Challenge national award.

Last month, the 14 … Read more

Lions All-State Band celebrates 31st win

From the Maben Lions Club

The Mississippi Lions All State Band has done it yet again — champions for the 31st time in its history.

The band, which consists of 145 of the best high school band members from all … Read more

Time Capsules – 07/08/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 11, 1940

Floods Cause Great Damage
Webster Countians got firsthand knowledge of “flash” floods and river overflows on Sunday and Monday as the heaviest rainfall in several years sent … Read more

Not my roses! Keep deer out of the garden

By Jessica Tegt
Wildlife Extension Professor
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University

Summer in Mississippi brings a bountiful buffet of fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs to enjoy — but not just for people. White-tailed deer, avid plant … Read more

Row crops vary in response to weather extremes

By Nathan Gregory
MSU Ag Communications

Producers of Mississippi’s four major row crops have managed heavy spring rains followed by extended windows of muggy but mostly dry June conditions with mixed results.

These weather extremes have had different effects on … Read more

Group releases school shortfall map

From Press & Staff Reports

The 42 For Better Schools campaign on Monday released a website tool that shows voters how much their individual school districts were shortchanged by the Mississippi Legislature since 2008.

Statewide, the Legislature has not funded … Read more

Jail docket – 07/08/15

June 30
Sharyan Ali, DOB 01-01-76, ORM (Other-Race Male); Mathiston 2: hold for Lauderdale County.
July 2
Kedrin Redd, DOB 10-26-93, BM; MDOC; hold for MDOC: probation violation.
July 4… Read more

911 Calls – 07/08/15

June 29
10:53 a.m., smoke in house, Old Hwy. 15; Maben FD responds.
6:27 p.m., stranded motorist, Natchez Trace Parkway; Webster SO; park rankers respond.
8:54 p.m., stolen property, Natchez Trace Road; Mathiston PD responds.
9:15 p.m., suspicious person, Hodges … Read more