Category: News

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

Correction – 07/08/15

Josh Glasner is a new assistant football and baseball coach at Eupora High School. The July 1 article “Eagles looking for gridiron depth this season” gave an incorrect first name for Glasner.… Read more

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 07/08/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary.

This summer I’m doing a study on the 8th-century epic poem “Beowulf,” regarded as the first great text in English literature. The Norton Anthology of English Literature pointed out that … Read more

Schedule provides Eupora with early tests

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

First-year coach Stephen Edwards and his Eupora High School football team hope to be a little battle-tested when they head into the Region 4-2A schedule on Oct. 2 at Okolona.

The Eagles, who finished … Read more

MHP has busy Fourth of July holiday weekend

From press reports

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded the 2015 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period Sunday at midnight.

Throughout the period which began Friday, MHP issued 4333 citations including 125 DUI arrests and investigated 138 traffic crashes involving 2 … Read more

Letters to the editor – 07/08/15

Our democracy was bought away from us

There seems to be an almost-complete blackout by the state’s media concerning the actions of our congressional delegation up in the Bunny Ranch [aka Congress], with which our GOP politicians are quite happy.… Read more

Hood added to confusion on the law

By Tim Kalich
Greenwood Commonwealth

What have Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and his staff had been doing for the weeks leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide? Sitting on their hands?

Ever since … Read more

Wolverines have different perspective on 7-on-7

By Austin Bishop
Webster Progress Times

Footballs have been flying all over high school and college fields this summer as Mississippi prep football teams try to tune up their offensive attacks by taking part in 7-on-7 camps and leagues.
But … Read more

Dollar Tree-Family Dollar merger approved

From Press & Staff Reports

Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the terms of a settlement that Mississippi and 16 other states have reached with Dollar Tree Inc. following a review of the company’s proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores … Read more