Officials probe 2 area fires

From Press, Staff Reports

Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said he has reported two area structure fires to the state fire marshal’s office because he believes they may have originated as a result of arson.

The Mathiston and … Read more


By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The Maben Farmers’ Market is alive and well on Saturdays from 8 until 11 a.m.

The Maben Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Farmers’ Market is the scene of sales from area vendors and … Read more

Library Friends learn about hummingbirds

By Fran Smith, Librarian Webster County Public Library

On Oct. 8, Friends of the Webster County Public Library had as guest speakers Dianne Patterson of Columbus and Margaret Copeland of Starkville, both with the Oktibbeha Audubon Society.

As representatives of … Read more

‘Super Spiders’ invade Story Hour

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MABEN — With fall in the air, it was appropriate that the Maben Public Library Story Hour topic would be spiders. Friday, Ms. Mary chose “Super Spiders” to read; this is a Scholastic Science … Read more

Truck show a time to shine

By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT

MATHISTON — The Ninth Annual Swine and Shine Truck Show was kicked off with a beautiful day for a shiny truck show and a delicious swine tasting on Sept. 29.

Curtis and Paula Johnson … Read more

EES rewards students for test scores

From School Reports

Eupora Elementary School students scoring Advanced in both areas of Language and Math on the MCT2 test in the spring of 2012 were treated to a bowling reward party at Bulldog Lanes in Starkville on Sept. 28.… Read more

Calendar of Events

Karoake Night The Gore Springs Community Center will have Karaoke Night the third Friday of each month, beginning Oct. 19 from 6-10 p.m. Admission is $5. Concessions will be available.

Gospel singing A gospel singing will be at 6 p.m. … Read more

Driver’s license office closing

From Press, Staff Reports

The driver’s license office in Eupora is closing because of budget constraints, according to a release issued Wednesday by the Mississippi Highway Patrol office in Starkville.

The local office will be closing effective Wednesday, Oct. 24, … Read more

Black-eyed Pea Festival features 5K

By Dottie Dewberry

Runners! Listen up! The Black-eyed Pea Festival will soon be upon us, and if you wish to participate in the 5K run/walk (starts at 8 a.m.) or 1-mile fun run (starts at 9 a.m.) registration is going … Read more