Category: News

Helping others could solve a lot of issues

A wise, old black man walked into the Journal office a couple years back. He didn’t stay long, but what he had to say really stuck with me. I didn’t recognize him at first with his long beard and he…

MMSA recognizes local architectural firm

From Press Reports The Mississippi Main Street Association has recognized the Bolivar County Board of Supervisors and Belinda Stewart Architects of Eupora for their work restoring the Amzie Moore Home in Cleveland and recognized it as “The Best Cultural Heritage Tourism”…

Long-time Maben business closes

By Terry Harpole For The WPT MABEN — In the last few weeks, the people of Maben have adjusted to, or learned to cope with, West Oktibbeha County High School being closed to accommodate the consolidation with the Starkville city…

911 Calls – 07/01/15

June 23 9:50 a.m., dispute, Fulton Street; Mathiston PD responds. 12:35 p.m., medical, Fulton Street; EMS, Mathiston EMRs, Mathiston PD respond. 3:31 p.m., medical, Medical Plaza; EMS responds. 5:46 p.m., fender bender, Hwy. 82; Mathiston PD responds. 6:47 p.m., fight…

Church invites children to Everest VBS

By Gwen Sisson FBC Eupora Children will learn that God has the power to provide, comfort, heal, forgive and love us forever at Everest Vacation Bible School, according to VBS Director Charla Boatman. “I love the theme this year, ‘Everest:…

New book brings personal history to life

By Nancy Dandridge Patterson I simply cannot wait for Nell Harper Lee’s book “Go Set a Watchman” to be released July 14. I ordered an advance copy long ago. I have two special reasons to be so anxious to read…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 07/01/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. This week’s column is pertaining to the truism that vocabulary gets results, the third reason discussed in the article Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary, published on the Litemind…

Calendar of Events – 07/1/15

Mathiston Library Reading Program The Summer Reading Program at the Mathiston Public Library concludes at 1 p.m. July 2, when the Mathiston Fire Department will be there with the fire truck and some of its equipment. All ages are invited…

Church News – 07/01/15

1st Baptist VBS Join us for Vacation Bible School July 5-10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. each night at First Baptist Church of Eupora The group will meet for the opening ceremony in the Family Life Center. Pre-register by calling the…

East Webster basketball teams adjusting to coaching changes

By Austin Bishop Webster Progress Times Two teams, two different challenges. That’s the way first-year East Webster basketball coach Michael Seger sees the paths his boys and girls basketball teams will be taking this season. For the Lady Wolverines it…