Category: News

Prevent vehicle theft: #protectyourride

From Press Reports

The number of vehicle thefts is shockingly high in the United States, with a vehicle stolen approximately every 45 seconds.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation supports Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, held each July by the National Highway … Read more

Kilmichael site for new veterans cemetery

From Press Reports

Gov. Phil Bryant announced Feb. 15 that Mississippi will construct the North Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Kilmichael in Montgomery County.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Mississippi a $6.6 million VA State Veterans Cemetery … Read more

Watch for powdery mildew on crepe myrtles

By Lelia Kelly, PhD
State Consumer Horticulture Specialist
Extension Professor
North Mississippi Research and Extension Center

Encourage continued blooming of crepe myrtles by cutting back the tips of the branches as flowers fade. This will remove the developing seedpods and … Read more

MSU floral instructor moves to specialist spot

From Press Reports

A longtime Mississippi State University floral professor is now teaching the Mississippi public about floral design.

Jim DelPrince, who taught students on the Starkville campus for 23 years, joined the MSU Extension Service as a floral design … Read more

911 Calls – 07/22/15

July 13
9:38 a.m., car hit dog, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; Webster Sheriff’s Office responds.
12:38 p.m., medical, Sibley Road; Emergency Medical Services, Eupora Fire Department respond.
12:58 p.m., alarm, Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Eupora Police Department responds.
2:36 p.m., … Read more

Diabetes scams fool with quack cures 


From Press Reports 

Watch out for an email scam promoting medicine for diabetes or other common medical conditions. These messages claim that the products are endorsed by official organizations and offer amazing results, but it’s all a con, according to … Read more

Sales tax collections reported for area

From Staff Reports

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect May sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for area municipalities.

The city of Eupora’s sales tax allocation is $35,889, which is down about 14 percent from the same … Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 07/22/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

This week in my public speaking classes my students and I are presenting persuasive speeches. I try to drill in my students that Aristotle taught that no persuasion will take … Read more

Ole Miss hoops announced non-conference schedule

From school reports

OXFORD — Ole Miss Basketball announced a challenging non-conference schedule Friday, highlighted by eight road or neutral-site games including possible matchups against 2015 NCAA Tournament teams Oklahoma State and Virginia in the Gildan Charleston Classic and road … Read more

Time Capsules – 07/22/15

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 25, 1940

Construction Work Started
Work began Monday on the grounds for Eupora’s new Methodist Church, preparatory to laying the foundation.

This new $25,000 structure is to be built … Read more