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Get organized to reduce back-to-school stress

By Keri Collins Lewis

MSU Ag Communications

 

Kids are not the only people feeling stressed about going back to school.

As families count down the days of summer, the idea of returning to schedules packed with work, school and … Read more

Schools encourage students to drink water, not sodas

By Linda Breazeale

MSU Ag Communications

 

Mississippi schools are leading the national effort to reduce excessive sugar intake from beverages that can do students more harm than good, and parents can follow their example at home.

Becke Bounds, assistant … Read more

‘Mater Man’

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Robert Lee Yates, right, of Eupora shows off the enormous tomato plants in his garden on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Some of the plants are more than 7 feet high or taller. The plants have grown so tall … Read more

Walthall elected officials

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Newly elected Walthall officials are alderwomen Sherlean Stewart and Glendolyn Crowell; Mayor Belinda Stewart; aldermen Buzz Busby, Jeffrey Tabb and Rodney Crowell; and Marshal Casey Henderson. Henderson takes over from outgoing Marshal Benny Neal. The regularly scheduled Walthall board meetings … Read more

Library Friends speaker

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Outdoor writer Tony Kinton, right, was the guest speaker for the July meeting of Friends of the Library at Webster County Public Library. He shared his newest novel, “Uncertain Horizons,” with his audience. This is the second book in the … Read more

Man facing sex-related charges

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By Reggie Ross

Emmerich Newspapers

 

A Winona man who is facing multiple sexual-related charges in Montgomery, Carroll and Webster counties was bound over to a Montgomery County grand jury Tuesday.

Christopher Lamar Miller, 39, appeared in Montgomery County Justice … Read more

Mathiston battles back for 2nd in state

Mathiston All-Star players and coaches celebrate their second-place showing at the South State 8-year-old tournament. JASON EDWARDS/SDN

By Danny P. Smith

Starkville Daily News

 

The Mathiston Mad Dawgs may not have walked away with the first-place trophy at the 8-year-old Dizzy Dean South State Tournament, but gained respect from all who watched them play.

After losing … Read more

Russell-Skelton engagement

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Mr. and Mrs. Jesse James “Jay” Russell of Calhoun City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Denise Russell, to William Bradley Skelton of Bellefontaine.

Miss Russell is the granddaughter of James Robert Russell of Bentley and Margaret Moore Russell … Read more

O’Keefe bust unveiled

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A bronze bust of Jerry O’Keefe produced by sculptor Pete Shumpert of Eupora was unveiled July 12 in Biloxi. O’Keefe was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot ace in World War II. Born July 12, 1923, in Biloxi, O’Keefe has … Read more

Work center inmate caught

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From Press, Staff Reports

 

A state inmate with a local conviction who failed to return from a weekend pass Monday was captured later that night.

John Jason “Gooch” Lee was arrested at midnight in Choctaw County, according to the … Read more